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Parenting Tips and Support

Health Topics: from Babies to Young Adults

By: the American Academy of Pediatrics

Emotional Health Family Resource Center

By: Child Mind Institute

Resources for Raising Caring Kids

By: Harvard University

Parenting Adolescents

By: UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent

Kids Socio-Emotional Wellbeing

Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

By: National Institute of Mental Health

Help Your Child Deal with Social Exclusion

By: Greater Good Magazine

Confidence and Self-esteem

By: Child Mind Institute

What Every Child Needs For Good Mental Health

By: Mental Health America

Digital Technology and Social Media

Social Media & Your Child’s Mental Health: What the Research Says

By: American Academy of Pediatrics

Up to Date Advice on Social Media Trends and Safety

By: Smart Social

Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

By: Common Sense Media

Parents Guide to All Popular Apps among Kids and Teens

By: Connect Safely

Racial and Cultural Identity

Tips for Raising Biracial Kids

By: Families Embracing Diversity

Teaching Children Cultural and Racial Pride

By: American Academy of Peditrics

Talking About Differences with Young Children

By: Embrace Race

Celebrating Every Child’s Race, Ethnicity, and Culture!

By: Sesame Workshop

Bilingual Parenting

Raising Bilingual Children

By: Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Becoming Bilingual

By: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

How to  Empower Your Children to Speak Your Heritage Language

By: Yalda Modabber

The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

TED Talk By: Mia Nacamulli

Praising and Encouragement 

The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

TED Talk By: Carol Dweck

The Ultimate Guide to Praising Your Kids

By: Big Life Journal

How to Instill a 'Growth Mindset' in Kids

By: US News

How To Praise and Encourage Kids

By: The Swaddle

Boundaries and Self-Advocacy

Mult Cultural
Parenting tips

Teaching Kids About Boundaries

By: Child Mind Institute

Arm Your Child Against Bullying

By: Child Mind Institute

Helping Teen with Consent and Boundary

By: Kid Power International

Bullying: Signs and Support for Adolescents 

By: National Center for Health Search


Preparing for College

Complete Guide for College Admission Process

By: Khan Academy 

Does Volunteering Matter for College Admissions?

By: University of South Florida

Why Community Service Is So Important for College Admissions

By: Niche

Too Much Pressure on Your Child for the College Admission Process?

By: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Recommended Books


Good Inside

By: Becky Kenndy

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness

By: Carol McCloud

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By: Carol Dweck

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

By: Adele Faber  and Elaine Mazlish 

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

By: Marshall Rosenberg  

The Limits of Whiteness: ​Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race

By: Neda Maghbouleh 

Raising Good Humans

By: Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE

Simplicity Parenting

By: Kim John Payne 


Recommended Podcasts

Good Inside

By: Dr. Becky

The Science of Happiness

By: Greater Good Magazine

My Bilingual Family

By: My Bilingual Family

Hellitalk (Persian) 

By: Hellitalk


Recommended Videos

How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting

TED Talk by: Julie Lythcott-Haims

How to Parent a Teen from a Teen’s Perspective

TED Talk By: Lucy Androski

Family Action Network Video Collection

By: Family Action Network

Greater Good Video Collection

By: Greater Good Magazine

 Smart Social Channel

By: Smart Social Channel

Standing Up for Yourself & Others

By: PBS Kids

Differences and Similarities

By: PBS Kids

Race, Racism & Identity

By: PBS Kids


Persian Language Learning

Persian Language Learning

By: Persian Language Online

Persian Language Learning

By: Texas Liberal Arts

Persian Language Learning

By: SDSU- Language Acquisition Resource Center

Persian Language Learning

By: Easy Persian


Persian Music for Children

Songs of Pardis

By: Hani Niroo and Pardis for Children

Yekibood Songs: Cheshmak

By: Aitak Ajangzad

Children Songs

By: Hengameh Yashar

Charm of Tombak

By: Leyla Hakimelahi

In Gushe Ta Un Gushe

By: Leyla Hakimelahi

World of Joy

By: Naser Nazar

Songs of Joy

By: Naser Nazar

Fairy Tales From Greater Iran

By: Pardis for Children, Yekta Khaghani, Hani Niroo

Persian Books

Persian Books and Poems

Persian Poems Collections

By: Ganjoor

Persian Children Bookstore

By: Persian Children Books

Persian Bookstore, USA

By: Ketab Co.

Persian Bookstore, Canada

By: Saraye Bamdad


Iranian Festivals & Traditions

Iranian Holidays and Festivals for Kids

By: Little Persian

Norouz Educational Materials

By: Pardis for Children

Kids Try Snacks from Iran

By: HiHo Kids

Kids Try Iranian Food

By: HiHo Kids

Celebration Nowruz

By: Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University

Nowruz resource pack for teachers and schools

By: British Council

Babak & Friends - A First Norooz

By: Big Bad Boo Studios

Lili & Lola - Norooz

By: Big Bad Boo Studios


Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy

The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given by the State of Illinois to high school seniors who have studied and can exhibit the ability to communicate in two or more languages (including English) by their senior year of high school. It is highlighted on high school diplomas and serves as a statement of accomplishment for college admission and for future employment.


Your proficiency in the Persian language may be recognized through the Seal of Biliteracy if you can meet the required score via an approved Persian language testing provider. We encourage you to visit this website and reach out to your high school administration for further guidance. To receive the Seal, graduating seniors must complete an online application and demonstrate proficiency in English and a World Language according to the criteria listed by the Illinois State Board of Education.


Chicago Persian School is not an approved testing provider however, the state of Illinois board of education has approved testing providers that can assess your Persian language proficiency level at a nominal cost.

Online Farsi Keyboard & Text Converter 

Persian Keyboard Online

By: Lexi Logos

Persian Keyboard Online

By: Get 2 Home

Behnevis Persian Text Converter

By: Behnevis

Easy Persian Typing Text Converter

By: Easy Persian Typing

PDF Files for Iran Textbooks

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