"Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for professionals on recruiting adoptive families, preparing children and youth, supporting birth parents, and providing postadoption services."
Understand why family time is important, the barriers many families face in spending time together, and how to set family goals.
The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in 1994 to stimulate a society-wide movement to confront the growing problem of father absence, and is dedicated to improving the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with involved, committed and responsible fathers in their lives.” Resources, events, and features such as the “Dads Club,” “Dad e-mail,” newsletters, “10 Ways to be a Better Dad,” and a fathering skills resource from the NFL bookstore.
HandInHand.org offers free parenting podcasts on topics such as bonding with your new baby, support for new dads, recovering from a difficult birth, and helping your baby with colic. The site also has a number of parenting articles that focus on developing a stronger emotional connection with you child and developing a better family life as a result.
Parent Parties create a fun and relaxed environment to present parent education and to promote parent involvement by using numerous games and activities. These resources are created by and made available through Second Mile Parent Initiative, a non-profit organization working to increase parent involvement and education in schools and communities.
Ways to get your child ready for the new addition to the family.
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
Life is stressful. If we’re fortunate enough to have a lot of resources to tap into, such as trips to the spa, grandma always ready to take the kids, or a personal home gym—we may be better able to handle the bumps of life. But many of us don’t have these kinds of options. That’s where we have to get creative and find ways to de-stress using the resources we do have. These 121 Stress Relievers will help.
In Tips for Parents: Child Care Complaints, discover how you can find out if the child care provider you are considering has any official complaints filed against them.
We’re creating a series of Tips for Parents called Diverse Families. This series will discuss the challenges and benefits of many different types of families, offer tips for some of the most common issues, and provide links to credible, really helpful websites you can visit for more information.
Tips for choosing educational gifts and games that are fun, durable, and educational.
Understand why good listening skills are essential to a healthy relationship with your child.
Learn the reasons for and against encouraging your child's belief in Santa and get tips for explaining he's not real when they're too old or learn the truth from another child.
The National Stepfamily Resource Center is a division of Auburn University's Center for Children, Youth, & Families. Its mission: to be a "clearinghouse of information" provides resources on a broad range of relevant topics for couples and children in stepfamilies. Examples: handling stepfamily money and the effects of remarriage on children.