School counselors are committed to providing resources and support for students and families.  Please check here to access some of the resources suggested by the Esperanza counselors.

Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens 

 Discussion Starters for Families from Search Institute 


  • The better the study space, the better the studying! Use these tricks to make your child's homework area a welcoming haven of learning.  From ADDitude Magazine online.  

 7 Ways To Enhance Your Kid's Study Space

  • Sometimes our children express that they don't have friends, and we don't know what to do to help them. Here is a graphic with some great advice about making friends. 

Making Friends

  •  Sometimes our kids are upset because a friendship is ending. Here are some ways you can help.

                                                     The End Of A Friendship



  • ADDitude Magazine provides strategies and support for ADD and LD. ADDitude Magazine is not affiliated with SMCPS. Clicking the links below will send you to an external site.

How to Diffuse an Angry Child: Reflective Listening

The New Way to Study with ADHD


  • In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Facebook and Instagram partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to create a guide to help parents talk with their teens about using Facebook and Instagram.

A Parent's Guide to Safety in the Online Community