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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday's Top 10: Sites for Parenting Information


As parents, we are always looking for parenting information. Below, I've listed a Top 10 list, in no particular order, of sites that may be helpful to you and your family. The list contains government and organization sites. If you have a favorite Parenting Website, feel free to list it in the comments.
  1. Health Information for Girls: Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health External link (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.
  2. Expecting Parents: Find information about pregnancy, breastfeeding, postpartum depression and more.
  3. Adoptive Parents: Find national and international adoption resources.
  4. Babies and Preschoolers: Get information about car seats, recalls, vaccines, and more.
  5. Teens: Learn about internet safety; get resources on alcohol and drug prevention; search for colleges; and more.
  6. Young Adults: Get information about grants and financial aid; learn about drinking prevention; and more.
  7. American Accademy of Pediatrics (AAP): From asthma to immunization, find out more about what AAP recommends for your children's health.
  8. Social Networking: Keeping Your Kids Safe: Parents sometimes can feel outpaced by their technologically savvy kids. Technology aside, there are lessons that parents can teach to help kids stay safer as they socialize online.
  9. U.S. Government Web sites for Parents and Educators: This site contains a comprehensive list of government resources for kids.
  10. Parents of Children with Special Needs: Parents of children with special needs are often advocates for their children’s education and medical care. The included Federal agencies, national organizations, publications and websites provide information for parents of children with special needs about inclusion, parent support, parent advocacy, and medical conditions. Additional resources are available via the NCCIC’s Online Library at http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/library/index.cfm?do=oll.search.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
  1. Nemour's Websites: These sites include Kid's Health, Teen Health, Parenting Information, and an Educator's siteIf you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
  2. Parents' Information at ED.gov: ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
  3. A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety from the FBI: Our children are our nation's most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority.
-Lisa Bakewell

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