WEB SITES FOR PARENTS
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20 tips for home safety - from the site, "In addition to safeguarding your home with a home security system, following these simple home safety tips that help protect against threats like burglary, intrusion and fire can give you and your family an added sense of protection. Plus, when you equip your residence with a home security system, you’re adding value to your home by protecting your investments – and your family. Get peace of mind knowing your loved ones and valuables are safe with comprehensive home security coverage and easy-to-follow home safety tips from ADT home security."
Baby  Proof your home - "Baby-proofing your home not only gives you peace of mind, it also makes sure your future child isn't able to get into dangerous items around the home. There are many ways to remodel and baby-proof to keep children of all ages safe."

Boosting Iron in your Child's Diet - a blog which states "As the mother of a meat-rejecting, fruitarian-aspiring toddler, I'll confess that I worry my son isn't getting enough iron. Each time he asks to chew on ice, the neurotic Jewish mother in me takes over, and I convince myself he has pica—an unusual expression of iron deficiency that results in people craving non-food items like dirt, clay, and ice. In these moments of panic, I promptly offer him a cup of dry Cheerios and talk myself down from the cliff."

Children's Guide to Proper Bathroom Etiquette - "Being open about the rules of the restroom isn’t something to worry about. We should be OK with talking about what’s expected in restrooms – everyone uses them, after all! Every time you go into a bathroom alone just remember two things: be safe and be respectful!"

Developmental Milestones for your child -

Keeping Kids' Teeth Healthy - "The number of children with cavities is on the rise.  Tooth decay now affects more than one-fourth of American children aged 2-5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "

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Family Education Network - Family Education Network provides parents with resources to help them actively participate in the learning process. The site includes articles about child development, learning disabilities, national education trends, local community news, and more.

Finger licking recipes - "Put a stop to the dinner-time dramas with this selection of irresistible toddler nosh. You’ll never hear the words ‘yuk’ and ‘I don’t like that’ ever again. Mealtimes can be a total nightmare if your toddler is a fussy eater. Add these dishes to your cooking repertoire and watch them lick their plates clean."

Fire Prevention and Safety for Children - "When it comes to fire prevention for kids, a lot of the responsibility falls on parents and teachers to set the example. Parents need to make sure the home is protected against any fires being started by children accidentally."

Fire and Safety Prevention Checklist -from their website, " Having an adequate and inter-connected fire safety management plan in place can literally save the lives of your family members and protect your investment, while preventing or minimizing bodily injuries and property damage in the event of a fire arising within the perimeter of your home."

Foods that help you sleep - If you've ever struggled through a night, tossing and turning while you try to find sleep, then you can imagine how frustrating it is to deal with sleeplessness on a regular basis. Sleep is so vital to our health, but unfortunately, many of us don't get the amount of rest that our bodies need."

25 Fun and Healthy Snacks for Kids - "Who says getting healthy after the holidays is only for adults? I find it really easy to just give my kids whatever is quick and easy and whatever they will actually eat. This doesn’t always result in the healthiest meals and I worry about how much nutrition they are actually getting. I decided to make it my mission to find fun, healthy snacks that I know my kids will eat but that will also be fast! I was pleasantly surprised at just how many cute ideas there are out there. Some of these can even be made ahead of time so you can grab them and….GO! Let’s face it, with all the energizer bunnies you are trying to raise, everything needs to be quick and easy right? Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy all of these cute snacks for kids!"

Gardening at Home with Kids"If you like digging in the dirt, you might enjoy gardening, too. Growing a garden with your kids will help you learn about plants. You might grow flowers or vegetables in your yard or inside your home in containers. As you work to take care of your plants, you will need to make sure they get water and sun to grow."

Getting your family prepared for disaster - from the website, "It is important to warn children, without overly alarming them, about disasters. Tell children that a disaster is something that could hurt people or cause damage. Explain that nature sometimes provides “too much of a good thing” – fire, rain, or wind."

Grants for Single Mothers - offers a list of resources that can assist single mothers - you can search by state or by the type of assistance needed.

Guide for first time parents - "These tips can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn in no time."

Guide to Home Safety - "Homeowners everywhere, and of every age, need to be careful when at home, because when our guard is mostly likely to be down, hundreds of thousands of us will be injured while in the home."

Healthy Children - ages and Stages -

Home and Fire Safety -  Learn about the steps you can take to keep your family safe in the event of a fire, because when it comes to home fires, preparation can mean the difference in life and death.

Inreasing Parental Involvement - This site focuses on the need to increase parental involvement.

Keeping Kids' Teeth Healthy - "The number of children with cavities is on the rise.  Tooth decay now affects more than one-fourth of American children aged 2-5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "

 
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center - The National Youth Violence Prevention Center organizes current statistics, publications, and research on violence committed by and against children and teens. Find the latest information and programs from all the US Agencies that deal with the issue of violence and minors, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice
Parent Center at Smarter Kids - offers information for parents; there is even a section where parents can submit questions.  The site also provides links to other sites.
Parent Information - a new web page that has been set up as part of this system which provides various links which are of interest to parents.
Parent Information and Resource Center - 28 centers in states have been funded by the Goals 2000 grant to expand opportunities for parents to be involved in their youngster's learning and education.
Parent Involvement: Literature Review and Database of Promising Practices. According to the authors of the site, "In late 1995 a team from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) embarked on a search for information about successful parent involvement programs. There were to be two objectives to our search. The first, to create a literature review of research in parent involvement strategies, and the second was to identify promising programs which were utilizing those strategies. Our goal was to complete a literature review which would identify those strategies that seemed to be the most helpful in improving parent involvement. We hoped that we could assist schools with limited time and limited resources, by encouraging their investment in the strategies which would yield the greatest improvement.

Pediatrician Locator by State

A Place for Families and The Community
Preparing your child for college this site has some useful information for parents starting to plan for their child's college education.

Ten Processed Foods never to feed your Kids - "It may be easy to reach for one of these foods when your child is hungry, but have you ever really thought about what’s inside those processed convenience foods targeted at kids? Flip those colorful cartooned packages over and you’ll find almost as many artificial colors lurking in the ingredients. That list of ingredients is a long and confusing jumble of chemicals and carcinogens, like what you’ll find in these 10 cancer causing foods. Let’s take a closer look at what effects these foods are having on your child’s health, along with alternative choices you can make to safeguard their future."

Public Broadcasting System - great link for preschoolers; also great link for parents and teachers who would like to follow through on special programming, lots of  educational information, as well as a teacher resource link.

Safe Kids - In this section, you’ll learn about all the things you can do to help ensure that your kids get the freedom that comes from being active, healthy and safe at home.

Science behind creating culinary masterpieces with children - "t's no secret that the home-cooked meal — especially those cooked by parents and their children — is becoming a thing of the past. Last year, less than 60% of dinners were cooked at home. In the face of work and school trips and homecoming games, many parents favor the convenience of carry-out and delivery over cooking at home, especially when it comes to big families. But what if we told you there were a way to cook with your kids and get invaluable benefits for your entire family?"

7 Seven ways to help a picky eater with autism - "If you have a picky eater with autism, know that you’re not alone. A recent review of scientific studies found that children with autism are five times more likely to have mealtime challenges such as extremely narrow food selections, ritualistic eating behaviors (e.g. no foods can touch) and meal-related tantrums."

Simple Home Improvement Tips -  from the site, "Everyone wants a healthy, solid and safe home, and buyers will carefully look for signs of routine upkeep. Here we list 65 of the most unbelievably simple home improvement tips that will keep your house in tiptop shape.Read on to find out how to add the most value to your home with little effort."

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues - is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.
Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide  - The Child & Family WebGuide describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development. These web sites have been selected from thousands of sites about children, based primarily on the quality of the information provided. The goal of the WebGuide is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web.

 


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last updated on Friday, October 13, 2017
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