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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Thursday, July 28, 2011

The National Domestic Violence Hotline runs a helpful website and phone hotline for people in crisis and those that care about them. Tollfree number: 800-799-7233.

 

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Kidpower
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Kidpower is a nonprofit educational organization that offers positive and practical workshops, training, and resources to help people of all ages and abilities learn personal safety skills and build self-confidence.

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Parent Power Booklet
Monday, February 07, 2011

From the U.S. Department of Education. "By adopting the principles and taking the steps indicated for each age group, you will be able to help your child learn at each step of the way and ensure success in school and in life."

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Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety
Monday, December 06, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety, learn how to prevent injuries commonly associated with the holidays from fire, choking, poisoning and other hazards.

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Family-Schools.org
Thursday, October 07, 2010

"When the school functions as a community rather than in a community, its constituents associate with one another and share common values about the education of children. Those children become our children, and parents are full partners in the education of their children and each other's children. Teachers are professionals integrated into the web of community and buoyed by common purpose."

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International Reading Association Parent Resources
Thursday, October 07, 2010

IRA resources are available to help parents as they take on their critical role as their children’s first and most important teachers. Resources include Getting Your Child To Read, Supporting Your Beginning Reader, What Kids Really Want To Read, and Storytelling: When? Why? How!

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Developmental Milestones
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.)."

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Tips for Toy Safety
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Links to numerous resources on child product safety, recalls, choosing safe toys, and much more.

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Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners from the Department of Education provides videos, slideshows, and tools for teaching reading to K-5 English learners.

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Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education including resources and offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also describes behaviors and changes parents can expect to see during these three developmental stages.

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Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education includes links to offers activities parents can use to help young children (preschool through Grade 5) learn about history. It includes suggestions about how parents can work with teachers and schools to help children succeed in school.

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Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education including recources for Selected Technical Assistance Resources, Longitudinal Studies, Research Studies and much more.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Safety
Thursday, July 08, 2010

Get parenting tips on keeping your family safe this summer while out and about doing all of your favorite summer activities.  Including help on bicycle safety, water safety, heat safety, sunburn safety, and stranger danger safety.

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Tips for Parents: Water Safety for Families
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Get tips for parents on water safety for families.  Learn how to keep your family safe while having fun in the water and how to identify dangerous situations that commonly lead to drowning.

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Corporate Angel Network
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Cancer patients fly free in the empty seats on corporate jets.

A national public charity whose only mission is to arrange free travel to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on corporate and fractional ownership flights. It’s a simple process and hassle-free.

www.CorpAngelNetwork.org.  (866) 328-1313

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Tips for Parents: ADHD Linked to Pesticides
Thursday, June 03, 2010

A new study published in Pediatrics links high levels of pesticides in children's urine with higher incidences of ADHD.  In the Tips for Parents, learn how children are exposed to pesticides and how you can lower their exposure.

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Educational Development Center (EDC)
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world.

Our services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. EDC enjoys a worldwide reputation for its excellence in program and fiscal management and for the impact of its work."

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Sound Prints
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SoundPrints.com offers a wide variety of books and audio books for kids 12 months and up.  The company partners with organizations such as The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Wildlife Federation to create accurate educational books, audiobooks, and accessories.

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Tips for Parents: The Gender Gap in Schools - Fact or Fiction?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For decades we’ve been hearing about the “Gender Gap” in our schools.  This gap referred to research done in the 1970s, 1980s and particularly the early 1990s that indicated that girls were performing significantly lower than boys in math and science, received less attention from teachers, and that more men than women were going to college.  Today, a growing tide of researchers and educators are loudly claiming that not only was this research flawed, but the exact opposite is true.  Boys are the ones falling behind.

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Sound Prints
Thursday, April 22, 2010

SoundPrints.com offers a wide variety of books and audio books for kids 12 months and up.  The company partners with organizations such as The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the World Wildlife Federation to create accurate educational books, audiobooks, and accessories.

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The Right Choice for Kids
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"The National Association for the Education of Young Children can help you feel good about the child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs you choose for your child.  NAEYC-Accredited programs provide a safe and healthy learning environment with well-trained teachers who work with curricula that are appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.  Look for the NAEYC-Accredited program torch when choosing a program for your child."  Find the NAEYC program near you by following this link.

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Tips for Parents: 121 Stress Relievers
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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.

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Tips for Parents: Teen Parents
Thursday, December 31, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Teen Parents, learn the steps you should take if you're pregnant, and if you're already a teen parent, get tips for improving your and your baby's lives.

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Tips for Parents: Stay at Home Dads
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Not every man makes a good stay at home father; but truthfully, not every woman does either.  Research indicates that in general, children raised by fathers that have willingly chosen to be stay at home dads flourish.  Wives benefit when they opt to pursue a fulfilling career, and dads are able to nourish their care giving sides, especially if they seek outside contact from other stay at home dads.

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Tips for Parents: Single Parents
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Parenting on your own can be stressful, confusing and exhausting.  Here are several key do and don’t tips for single parents to help you manage your time, your kids, and your sanity.

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Tips for Parents: Step Parents
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When a new stepparent joins the family, extra care should be taken to develop a safe, secure and mutually rewarding relationship between all involved.  Find tips for setting realistic expectations, showing respect for each individual's feelings, and learn how soon these relationships will be formed.

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Tips for Parents: Military Families
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Military Families, get tips for communicating, asking for the support of family and friends, making the best of each day, and get links dozens of great resources for military families.

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www.StepFam.org
Monday, December 28, 2009

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.

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Tips for Parents: Older Parents
Monday, December 28, 2009

Discover why people are waiting until later to have kids, learn the advantages and disadvantages of becoming older parents, and get tips for overcoming some of the difficulties later in life parents face.

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Tips for Parents: Large Families
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Large Families, learn the benefits of having a large family and get tips for making sure each child feels valued and gets the attention and support he or she needs.

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Tips for Parents: Interracial Families
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

As interracial families continue to expand faster than many other segments of the population, barriers are being broken down and many families are seizing an opportunity to teach their children and others about the value of diversity and respect.  In this Tips for Parents, discover ways to help your children develop their own unique identity, to value who they are, to learn how to respond to discrimination, and to develop respect for others.

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Tips for Parents: Immigrant Families
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Immigrant Families, get tips for adjusting to American culture, understanding your responsibility to help your children succeed in school, and get links to many government programs that assist immigrant families.

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Tips for Parents: Gay or Lesbian Parents
Friday, December 18, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Gay or Lesbian Parents, discover research about children growing up with a gay parent/parents, learn what the experts have to say about how well these children fare, get tips for raising children with gay or lesbian parents, and find links to great resources on the topic.

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Checklist for an Effective Parent-School Partnership
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

One way to start improving your school's parent-school partnerships is by assessing present practices and establishing standards for parent involvement. The following questions can help you evaluate how well your school is reaching out to parents.

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Organizations
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"The following list of organizations provide assistance to parents and schools in their goal to improve the academic, social, and emotional health of children. The organizations listed here have excellent resources on their websites."

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Potty Training
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dr. Greene's website answers parents questions about potty training, and how best to help parents potty train their children.

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Potty training readiness checklist
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Use the checklist below to measure your toddler's progress toward readiness, and keep in mind that starting before your child is truly ready doesn't mean you'll finish sooner — it's more likely that the process will just end up taking longer.

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The Socialization of School Age Children
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"The information and links on this page have been chosen to give parents some insight into the dynamics of peer relationships.  Explore the provided links to examine your child's social skills and behaviors.  Understanding your child's strengths and weaknesses in social interaction and behavior may be the key to building healthy and enjoyable relationships with their peers."

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Socialization
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This website provides the history of socialization in the human race.

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Tips for Parents: Divorce
Wednesday, December 02, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Divorce, learn how to break the news to your children that you're getting divorced, and get tips for making the transition, moving on, and when to seek professional help.

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Books for For Pre-school and Early Elementary School Children
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for Pre-school and Early Elementary School Children dealing with death

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LEARNING TO LIVE THROUGH LOSS: HELPING CHILDREN UNDERSTAND DEATH
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Perhaps a child you know is facing the death of a loved one. Adults often fear that children are too fragile to face the reality of death. Actually, most children are emotionally strong and want to know about death. The truth helps them understand what is real, and what is imaginary. Just like adults, children need to be able to feel pain, mourn, and grow."

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Dealing With Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"The death of a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially hard for your child to lose a close friend or a family member. Even the death of the family pet-which is often the first time a child has to deal with death-can be a confusing and scary experience for a child."

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Talking To Children About Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"If you are concerned about discussing death with your children, you’re not alone. Many of us hesitate to talk about death, particularly with youngsters. But death is an inescapable fact of life. We must deal with it and so must our children; if we are to help them, we must let them know it’s okay to talk about it."

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Helping Your Child Deal With Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"How much kids can understand about death depends largely on their age, life experiences, and personality. But there are a few important points to remember in all cases."

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For Kids' Sake Think Toy Safety
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A guide to choosing, buying and maintaining toys for children and infants. Includes information on toy labeling and the Child Safety Protection Act.

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Tips for Parents: When a Mommy or Daddy Dies
Monday, November 23, 2009

In Tips for Parents: When a Mommy or Daddy Dies, learn how to help yourself and your children grieve and cope in a healthy way when your spouse passes away. 

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Tips for Parents: Having an Only Child
Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Having an Only Child, learn the benefits and common issues associated with having an only child.  Learn how to avoid these issues and optimize the one on one attention your child benefits from with you.

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Tips for Parents: Adoption
Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Adoption, learn more about what adoption is, where to find more information about the adoption process, how to encourage bonding post adoption, and resources to help adopted children find their biological parents.

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Playful Learning
Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Engaging in playful learning experiences with your children requires planning, preparation, flexibility, spontaneity and free, unstructured periods of time in your schedule.  This website has been designed to help families with the first two requirements: planning and preparation.  Incorporating the last three items: flexibility, spontaneity and free, unstructured periods of time into our lives is a process that is worthy of sharing with each other."

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Tips for Parents: Kinship Care (Children Raised by Relatives)
Friday, October 30, 2009

When parents choose not to care for their own children, or become unable to provide safe, loving care due to drug addiction, abuse, death, imprisonment or other situations, family members often step in to care for the child and prevent them from living in the foster care system. This kind of care is often called "Kinship Care."

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Tips for Parents: Foster Parents
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children in crisis and become part of the child's support, treatment, and care program. If you are interested in being a foster parent, this Tips for Parents will help you know what is involved and how to begin the process.

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Tips for Parents: Diverse Families
Thursday, October 29, 2009

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.

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Austism Recovery
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Ten percent of autistic children can actually recover from the disorder, according to research by University of Connecticut psychology professor Deborah Fein."

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Autism Speaks
Monday, October 05, 2009

Learn what autism is, as well as diagnosis, treatment, your child's rights, and autism and your family.

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Tips for Parents: Teaching Babies Sign Language
Monday, October 05, 2009

In this Tips for Parents, learn more about teaching babies sign language so that they can communicate earlier.

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The Movie Mom
Thursday, September 10, 2009

"The Movie Mom" is a blog that reviews movies and television.  This family friendly guide grades each movie or program, lists an appropriate age, reviews the movie and offers a trailer.

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Tips for Parents: Child Care Complaints
Friday, July 03, 2009

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.

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Tips for Parents: Preschool Options
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Preschool Options, learn about the common public and private preschool options available, including their benefits and drawbacks; and get links to more information.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Reading Programs
Monday, June 01, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Summer Reading Programs, learn why reading during the summer is important, what summer reading programs offer, and how to find a summer reading program near you.

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Take25.org
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Get important tips about your child's safety, and in particular, preventing the abduction and/or sexual exploitation of children from this interactive website.

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Tips for Parents: Parental Involvement Makes a Difference in School Success
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recent research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education proves that parental involvement makes a significant different in a child's school success.

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Kindergarteners
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Play with letters, words, and sounds! Having fun with language helps your child learn to crack the code of reading. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Toddlers
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Being a toddler is all about action. Encourage continued language development and interest in books and reading by keeping things lively and engaging. Everyday experiences are full of opportunities to engage in conversation and develop language skills. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Easy, tasty (and healthy) snacks."

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Child Welfare Information on Adoption
Monday, February 02, 2009

"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."

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Hand in Hand Parent Podcasts
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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.

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The Educare Institute
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Educare Institute works, "To inspire children to achieve their very best; to educate children in character and leadership by drawing out their hidden character traits and leadership qualities; to help them realize that their character is their real strength and that all other acquisitions like wealth and education is of no real value without character;  to develop good leadership qualities among youth and make them understand that the labor of leadership is a character issue; and to encourage everyone to think about the well-being of our planet."

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Ounce of Prevention
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.  We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help at risk children and their parents build healthy foundations than to treat problems later in life.

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Tips for Parents: The Truth About Santa
Tuesday, December 02, 2008

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. 

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America's Best and Worst Restaurants for Kids
Friday, October 10, 2008

Learn which restaurants and kids menu items offer your child the best nutrition.  You might be surpised!  You can also find the link to purchase the bestselling book, Eat This, Not That! For Kids by David Zinczenko and David Goulding.

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Sex education: Talking to toddlers and preschoolers about sex
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips for talking to young children about their sex organs and understanding common early sexual behaviors.

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Preventing the Sexual Exploitaton of Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What parents, schools and communities can do to protect kids from sexual exploitation (being raped or molested).

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Vision Checklist for Parents, Teachers and Friends
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips for spotting early vision problems such as amblyopia and strabismus (often called "lazy eyes" or "wandering eyes").  Includes a vision checklist, common vision exams, and children's visual development.

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Child Behavior: What Parents Can Do to Change Their Child's Behavior
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

How to encourage positive behavior, tips for using "time out" and stopping misbehavior.

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Disciplining Your Child
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Discipline tips by age.

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Basic Rules of Safety for Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Basic rules and tips you can your child should know to avoid sexual exploitation (rape or molestation.)

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What You Can Do to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tips and common child safety rules.

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Potty Training: How to get the job done
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Learn when is a good time to begin potty training, tips for success, managing accidents, and when to seek medical advice.

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Temper Tantrums
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why kids have tantrums, tactics for avoiding and coping with them, and when you should seek medical advice.

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Active or Aggressive Boys?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boys tend to be more active and more aggressive than girls.  This resource from PBS takes a look at boy agression, the role media has in boy violence, and what parents can do.

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My Child Safety
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Child Safety is a safety guide website for parents.  Get safety tips on a variety of topics such as child safety devices, water safety, internet safety, bullying, babysitting and more.

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The Dougy Center
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

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Video: Wanted-Creative Kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand how creativity and intelligence differ and how to measure your child's creativity.

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Video: Sibling Readers
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teach older siblings how to read to younger siblings.

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Video: Reading Using a Think-Along
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The what, why, and how of thinking along with your children as you read.

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Video: Picky Pre-School Eaters
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What you can do to help picky eaters eat better.

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Video: Picking a Pre-School
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What to look for when choosing a pre-school.

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Video: Parents and Preschoolers-Reading Together
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reading with preschoolers does more than get kids interested in reading.

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Video: Overdosing on Self Esteem
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips on helping your child develop good self-esteem.

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Video: Nourishing the Brain
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The link between nutrition and learning.

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Video: Keeping Your Child Healthy
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The healthier your child is, the more successful he/she will be in school.

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Video: Invented Spelling
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How invented spelling allows children to experience writing on their own earlier.

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Video: How Safe are Local Playgrounds?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A checklist for playground safety.

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Video: How Reading and Writing Begin
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to help your child develop writing skills.

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Video: Home is Your Child's First School
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to prepare your child for school and lifelong success.

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Video: Going Hiking with Your Kids
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to make hiking a fun and safe way to learn about nature.

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Video: Getting Along With Others
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn to use the "Nurture and Control" approach to lead your children in getting along with others.

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Video: First Day of School-Getting Ready
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help ease your child's apprehension about starting school.

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Video: Encouraging Reading
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ways you can encourage the love of reading in your home.

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Video: Educational Gifts
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Break the routine with intelligent toys your child will love.

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Video: Early Spelling
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Invented spelling is one of the stages of learning to write.

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Video: Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Education
Friday, April 11, 2008

What developmentally appropriate education is and why it's important.

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Video: Children and Behavior-A Few Tips
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to encourage positive behavior.

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Video: Child Care Providers Need Training
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why ongoing training makes for a better pre-school.

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Video: Celebrating Children's Book Week
Thursday, April 10, 2008

An introduction to a few great reads.

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Video: Bring on the Picture Books
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The importance of picture books in a child's education.

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Video: Born to Talk-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Learn the factors that affect a child's learning of language.

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Video: Born to Talk-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Understand the ways children learn language skills.

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Video: Bicycle Safety- Smart Cycling
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rules to keep your children bicycle-safe.

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Video: At What Age Kindergarten?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to determine when children should enter kindergarten.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

What children learn as they play.

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Video: All They Do is Play-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Three types of play that help children.

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Tips for Parents: More Standardized Testing?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A testing expert, James Popham, makes recommendations about the quantity and quality of standardized testing in America's schools.

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Tips for Parents: Your Role in School Success
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how to get involved in your child's education in effective ways. Includes homework DOs and DONTs, and 10 questions to ask your child about their day at school.

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Tips for Parents: Preparing for Emergencies
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how to prepare your family and home for disasters.

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Tips for Parents: Kids and Pets
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for deciding if a pet is right for your family, where to buy a pet, and teaching kids how to care for a pet responsibly.

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Tips for Parents: Children and Media Violence
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand how repeated exposure to violent media has been shown to cause aggressive behavior in kids.

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Tips for Parents: Stranger Danger
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What the experts recommend we teach our kids about staying safe.

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Tips for Parents: Visiting Your Child’s Class
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand the importance of visiting your child's classroom and learn ways to find time with even the busiest schedule.

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Tips for Parents: Arguing Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips to end the arguing and get them to play nice.

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Tips for Parents: Recommended Books
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

These books have been recommended by our staff and community members.

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Tips for Parents: Discipline--Lovingly in Charge
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn methods for appropriate discipline and great tips for getting kids to obey.

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Tips for Parents: Home is Your Child's First School
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand your role as your child's first teacher.

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Tips for Parents: Using the Library
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover the resources and activities available for kids at the library.

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Tips for Parents: Parent Involvement
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why parent involvement is essential to academic success and ways you can get involved.

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Tips for Parents: Authentic Assessment
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why authentic assessment is a better tool for measuring students' achievement.

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Tips for Parents: Expectations
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How parents' and teachers' expectations for a child become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Tips for Parents: Invented Spelling
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn how children first begin to write and why early spelling mistakes actually help your child read and write better.

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Tips for Parents: Student Self Esteem
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Good self-esteem is as important as good nutrition, good health, and more important than making good grades.

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Tips for Parents: Starting School
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for making the first day of school a positive experience.

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Tips for Parents: Whole Language
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn about whole language and how it helps kids learn.

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Tips for Parents: Class Size
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for increasing learning and reducing class size.

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Tips for Parents: Special Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Important tips for accessing special education programs.

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Tips for Parents: Dyslexia
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Identify some of the signs of dyslexia and how to get the extra help your child needs. 

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Tips for Parents: Family Movie Reviews
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Where to get family-friendly movie reviews.

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Tips for Parents: Listening to Your Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand why good listening skills are essential to a healthy relationship with your child.

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Tips for Parents: Responsibility
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for teaching responsibility to kids.

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Tips for Parents: Think Along Reading
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover think-along reading and make reading time with your child a great learning experience.

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Tips for Parents: Violent Kids
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Learn what makes kids violent and get resources to change violent behavior.

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Tips for Parents: Behavior
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How to encourage the behavior you want, and discourage the behavior you don't want.

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Tips for Parents: The Necessity of Art
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why art is a necessity in education.

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Tips for Parents: Environmental Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand the ways you can teach your kids about environmental education at home.

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Tips for Parents: Academic Redshirting
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why holding children back from kindergarten actually hinders learning.

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Tips for Parents: Multicultural Education
Monday, March 31, 2008

The importance of multicultural education and what you can to do make sure your child receives it.

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Tips for Parents: Encouraging Reading
Monday, March 31, 2008

Learn how to encourage a love of reading in your children.

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Tips for Parents: Improving Memory
Monday, March 31, 2008

Methods and tricks for improving memory.

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Tips for Parents: Educational Gifts
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips for choosing educational gifts and games that are fun, durable, and educational.

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Tips for Parents: Book Week
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Celebrate book week by choosing books from the "Children's Choices" award winners.

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Tips for Parents: Vision
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Discover the link between vision and learning.

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Tips for Parents: Character Education
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Understand the importance of character education in schools.

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Tips for Parents: Are Computers Dangerous?
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips to prevent injuries related to computer use.

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Tips for Parents: Picky Preschool Eaters
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips for sneaking nutrition into your picky pre-school eater's diet.

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Family Style
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A film guide website with recommended films for families, detailed reviews of movies currently in theaters, and movies recently released on video.  Charts violence, sex, nudity, profanity, and drugs/alcohol and goes into detail about what you can expect to see. 

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Zero to Three
Thursday, March 20, 2008

“The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.”  Follow the “Parents” link to a “Parent’s A-Z” with articles on hundreds of topics, a tip of the week, FAQs, Brain Wonders (a section of the site devoted to brain development), and the national education campaign “The Magic of Everyday Moments.” It “is designed to help you and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child's social, emotional, and intellectual development.”

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Yellodyno--Stranger Danger Article
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Correcting the Stranger Danger Myth to Avert Tragedy

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Wondertime
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Features sections like pets, creative learning, recipes, childhood development, the Dalai Mama blog, and recommended books, toys, and more. 

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What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Describes what bullying is, its effects, how to report it to other parents, and what to do if your child is being bullied.  Provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration. 

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What are the Indications that My Toddler Needs a Speech Therapist?
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The indications that your toddler may need to be seen by a speech therapist.  By Patrician McAleer-Hamaguchi, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.

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US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Links to nutrition service programs, nutrition activities and games for kids, nutrition information for parents, data and statistics, food safety information, and grant information.  Also available in Spanish.

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Toilet Training
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Toilet training is a developmental milestone. It cannot be rushed. Adopting an attitude that it will eventually happen "will ease parents' frustration and protect the child's sense of esteem."

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Toddlers' Speech and Talking
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From the Berkeley Parents Network.  Resources and advice in a Q&A format.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This article discusses when and how toddler socialization develops, what comes next, and when to be concerned.

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Toddler Breath Holding
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Learn how to deal with a child's breath holding spells.  Also available in Spanish.

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The Waldorf Library
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A resource primarily for Waldorf teachers, but parents can get good information here as well.

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The Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

“Mayo Clinic's three main Web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 2,500 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.”

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The International Reading Association
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Free publications for the public including brochures, fact sheets, and a “Reading Today” daily news publication.  Lists “Children’s Choices” books each year, and brochures for parents such as “Explore the Playground of Books: Tips for Parents of Beginning Readers,” “Making the Most of Television: Tips for Parents of Young Viewers,” and “Understanding Your Child’s Learning Differences.”

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The International Montessori Index
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Featuring Montessori methods according to age, materials organizations, and other resources.

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The Humane Society of the United States
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For those of us who believe our pets are children too!  Get information about issues affecting pets, and type “disaster” in the search bar for ways you can prepare your animal family in case disaster strikes.

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The Food Guide Pyramid for 2-6 Year Olds
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A colorfully illustrated poster of the guide with a chart on the back to keep track of the servings a child eats for a week.

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The Floortime Foundation
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Foundation’s mission:  “To redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges by making the DIR/Floortime model broadly available.”  With resources and information about autism and related disorders for parents, professionals, and the community. 

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The Flexibility Alliance
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Supporting Flexible Work for Mothers.  With relevant news links, tools to help parents propose flexible schedules to their employers, online forums, and resources for employers.

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Take Charge! Smart Choice for Your Cox Digital Home
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A guide from Cox that shows parents how to take charge of the television, telephone, and internet content their children see at home.

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Succeed to Read
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Information about auditory skills, teaching how to rhyme, phonics vs. whole language, literacy websites for parents and teachers, alphabet lists, and reading 1-2-3.

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Speech Development in the Infant and Toddler
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With child speech development milestones and how parents can help.

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Sick Baby? When to Call the Doctor
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The signs and symptoms that indicate it’s time to call your child's doctor.

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Siblilng Rivalry and Fights
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sibling Rivalry may be inevitable, but there are still ways to get our kids to show a little respect for one another.

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Separation Anxiety
Monday, March 17, 2008

Suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics to ease separation anxiety.

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Selecting the Right Pet for Your Family and Making the Introduction
Monday, March 17, 2008

Answers to questions like "How old should my child be before we get a pet?" and "What kind of dog should we get?"

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School.FamilyEducation.com
Monday, March 17, 2008

“You'll find information for parents on the educational issues affecting your child in every grade level — from preschool through high school. Find homework help, skill-building tips in every school subject, educational printables and worksheets, plus advice on report cards and talking with the teacher.”

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Savvy Source
Monday, March 17, 2008

A great tool for finding and comparing preschools near you.  With ratings, ebooks, a free weekly newsletter, and book and toy recommendations.  

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Saving Strategies for Back to School Clothing and Supplies
Monday, March 17, 2008

How a little patience can save you hundreds of dollars on clothing and school supplies.

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Safe Kids
Monday, March 17, 2008

The goal of the Safe Kids website is to prevent accidental injury.  Get information on programs such as “Safety in the Home,” and find safety tips sheets for bike helmets, poisoning, water safety, and much more.  Kids will enjoy the activities page with coloring sheets, mazes, quizzes and more fun.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Monday, March 17, 2008

Parenting and Child Development Fact Sheets & Bulletins with titles such as “Parenting the First Year,” and “Tackling the Bullying Issue.” All sheets are also available in Spanish.

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Reading Tips for Parents
Monday, March 17, 2008

This booklet from the US Department of Education answers important questions parents have about helping their child learn to read, choosing an early reading program, strategies for creating strong readers, the five essential components of reading, and information about the No Child Left Behind act.

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Reading Rockets
Monday, March 17, 2008

This multimedia site “offers hundreds of articles that provide research-based and best-practice information for educators, parents, and others concerned about reading achievement.”  Also checkout their shows on PBS, podcasts and videos, free guides, Spanish site, and tons of other information.

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Reading is Fundamental
Monday, March 17, 2008

Includes comprehensive reading resources for educators and parents including motivating kids to read, literacy rich homes, school connections, lesson plans, activities, Gateways to Early Literacy videos, and tons more.  Also features a Spanish bilingual version of the site.

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Raising Respectable Boys...Not Macho Men
Monday, March 17, 2008

“Raise Respectful Boys...Not Macho Men” From the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 

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Quitting Thumb-Sucking and Pacifiers
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips for helping your child break the thumb-sucking or pacifier habit.

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Questions Parents Ask About Schools
Monday, March 17, 2008

The research-based tips in this publication provide both practical guidance and valuable information about a range of topics, including: preparing your child for school; knowing what to expect from your child’s kindergarten teacher; monitoring school work; working with schools and teachers effectively; helping your child with reading and homework; and ensuring that your child’s school is safe and  drug-free.  Provided by the US Department of Education. Also in Spanish.

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Public vs. Private--Which One is Right for Your Child?
Monday, March 17, 2008

This article discusses the benefits and advantages of both private and public schools.

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Public vs. Private--What's the Difference?
Monday, March 17, 2008

A discussion of the main differences between public and private schools.

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Public Broadcasting Service
Monday, March 17, 2008

PBS features a host of quality television programming for the family and an exciting website for kids.  They can play games with their favorite characters such as Clifford, the Teletubbies, and Arthur.

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Preschooler Development
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn what is normal development for toddlers, and when to be concerned.  Also in Spanish.

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Preparing Siblings for A New Baby
Monday, March 17, 2008

Ways to get your child ready for the new addition to the family.

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Preparing for Disaster from the NACCRRA
Monday, March 17, 2008

To help you ensure that your children are safe, NACCRRA offers resources that you can use to ask the right questions of your child care provider and play a role in planning for and recovering from any catastrophe that strikes.

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Preparedness--A Family Guide from the Red Cross
Monday, March 17, 2008

Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.

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Pets and Children
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips for choosing an appropriate pet, how to care for it and the advantages of pet ownership for families with children.

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Parenting Skills Parties
Sunday, March 09, 2008

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.

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ParentingIdeas.org
Sunday, March 09, 2008

“101 Tips for Improving Children’s Behavior.”  Features 101 articles with titles such as “9 Ways to Positively Cope with Difficult Behavior,” “Surviving the Break-Up (separation and divorce),"  “Bedwetting,” and “I Caught them Playing Doctor.”

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Nutrition.gov
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.”  Offers an “In the News” feature, and subject headings such as “What’s in Food?”  “Shopping, Cooking, and Meal Planning,” and “Food Assistance Programs.”  Also available in Spanish.

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National Safety Council
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Safety and Health Magazine,” online safety courses, a comprehensive resource center with safety issues, fact sheets, a library, and research and statistics.

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National Network for Child Care
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With articles, conferences, publications, resources, email forum, and much more.  Topics include child abuse, children with special needs, guidance and discipline, nutrition and diet, and activities and learning.

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National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments; with information on getting help and coping. 

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National Education Association
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Members and educators page with activities, booklists, and professional development resources; a parents’ page with information on parental involvement, parent-teacher conference pointers, and homework help.  Also discusses issues in education and has multiple other resources.

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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Provides a “framework for family involvement” in parent/school partnerships, a list of 402 organizations to contact for additional resources, a “What’s Happening” department, reports such as “It Takes a Parent:  Transforming Education in the Wake of the No Child Left Behind Act,” and a section for disabilities education.

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National Child Care Information Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Finding Child Care Near You,” financial assistance, and information about quality child care.  From the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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National Character Education Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Parents page from the National Character Education Center with articles, tips, programs, and seminars.

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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Missing Kids wants, "to help you protect your children by teaching them to be smarter and safer. The best way to combat child exploitation and abduction is to prevent it. Please use our site to learn what you and your children need to know about protecting them from victimization."

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National Association for the Education of Young Children
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Information about conferences, early childhood, public policy, publications, and information for members, teachers, families, students, and affiliate groups.  Articles such as “Helping Young Children after a Disaster,” “Books for Families,” and “Early Years are Learning Years”.

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Montessori and Waldorf Schools
Thursday, March 06, 2008

A comparison of the similarities, differences, history of the founders of each discipline, how schools are certified, and methods.

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MegaSkills Online Education Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

From Houghton Mifflin, featuring articles in .pdf format such as “How Much Homework is too Much?” and “MegaSkills for Hispanic Parents and Children.”  Check out the minibooks and videos, and kids can enjoy the early childhood activities.

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Media Family
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With tips and facts about children and media violence, the effects of video game playing on children, and computer and video game addiction.

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LiteracyCenter.net
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The LiteracyCenter.net serves as many as 1.7 million free literacy lessons a day to children in more than a 160 countries with safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children. All online lessons are free of advertising and free of charge.  Also available in Spanish, German, and French. 

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Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car, even for a quick errand, and how kids playing in cars often become trapped, trap others, or set the car in motion.

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Kids Growth--Head Banging
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Up to the age of four, it is common for children, especially boys, to bang their heads on the floor or other stationary objects during temper tantrums, or rhythmically when they’re hurt, frustrated, or even overtired.

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Kids' Health from the Nemours Foundation
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With three separate sites.  The parent site offers “Practical parenting, information, and news,” the kids’ site features “Homework help and how the body works,” and the teen site details “Answers, advice, and straight talk” about teen health issues.  Also available in Spanish.

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Interactive Childhood Immunization Scheduler
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

CDC’s National Immunization Project—“Interactive Childhood Immunization Scheduler.”  Includes useful links for more information. 

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Interactions that Promote Socialization
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A comprehensive article on the kind of interaction that promotes healthy socialization in children, from Child Education.

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Intelihealth
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A one stop resource for health information.  The site is divided into four main areas:  Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Lifestyle, Your Health, and Look it Up. With information for men, women, children, and the aged; also features dental information, an “Ask the Expert" area, and interactive tools such as the exciting “A Look at Your Colon,” a “Ball Park Chow” game, and a depression self-assessment.  Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information.

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Influence of Media Violence on Children
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

According to the AAP statement, exposure to and the influence of media violence directly correlates to violent behavior. 

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Hearthsong
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This site sells educational games, toys, and puzzles as well as craft, science, art, and music kits.

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GORP Family Activities
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Great resources for planning family vacations, hiking trips, and campouts.

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Get Ready to Read
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The site offers “exciting and friendly ways to make helping children develop vital early literacy skills easier than ever,” with separate pages for parents, educators, and health care professionals.  The parent page offers screening tools, literacy checklists, activities and much more. Also available in Spanish.

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Fun Family Education
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“At Fun.FamilyEducation.com, you can play games with your kids in our Family Entertainment Center, find arts and crafts projects and after-school activities, and explore ideas, decorations, and homemade gifts for the holidays. Don't miss our game and toy recommendations, and our movies database!”

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Five Steps to Choosing Quality Child Care
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From the National Association of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies.  This website also includes a child care connector, and extensive information about choosing a child care provider, licensing and accreditation, and other helpful tools and resources. Also available in Spanish.

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FireWorks
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

An on-line short course on anger in parent-child relationships from Kansas State University. 

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FightCrime.org
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

“Fight Crime: Invest in Kids…America must cut the pipeline that funnels young people into lives of crime and violence. We take a hard-nosed look at research on what keeps kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policy-makers and the public.”

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Federation for Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

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Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Teaching and Learning resources from federal agencies.  With science experiments, activities, and visualizations, simulations of key math concepts, online challenges for students, activities for families, language arts resources, and themed history activities.

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Federal Citizen Information Center
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Funded by the US General Services Administration, this site offers free publications on everything from “How to Maintain Your Tires” to “Caring for a Loved One.”. A huge, comprehensive resource for free publications.  Try searching for “school,”  “math,”  “homework,”  “pediatrician” or any other applicable topic.

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Fatherhood.org
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

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. 

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Family Education Homeschooling
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

How to homeschool, subject toolkits, making the decision to homeschool, making homeschool connections, and books and materials from Pearson Learning Group.

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Family--It's All About Time
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Understand why family time is important, the barriers many families face in spending time together, and how to set family goals.

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Families and Work Institute
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A non-profit, non-partisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, the changing workplace, the changing family and the changing community.  With informative and useful publications like “Making Work "Work": New Ideas from the Winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility”, and “The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?”

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Facts and Terms Every Parent Should Know About NCLB
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Essential information about the No Child Left Behind act.

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Entertainment Software Rating Board
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Includes a Games Rating and Descriptor Guide, and a resources page with tips and additional parenting resources. 

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EnableMart Assistive Technology
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Adult, teen, children and infant assistive technology and games for hearing, vision, mobility, communication, and learning disabilities.  Low price guarantee.

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Emergency Preparedness from FEMA
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tips for preparing for hazards and protecting your family and property.  Look for the link to information in Spanish.

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Dyspraxia: A Quick Look
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dyspraxia interferes with motor skills development.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Dyslexia: A Quick Look
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dyslexia causes difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Dysgraphia: A Quick Look
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dysgraphia interferes with written expression.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Discount School Supply
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

“Discount School Supply offers the lowest prices guaranteed on quality products and supplies for early childhood educators, caregivers and parents of young children. Select from Arts & Crafts, Active Play, Curriculum Resources, Dramatic Play, Manipulatives, Learning Center Equipment and Furniture and Special Offers.”

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Disaster Preparedness from the AAP
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

With a family readiness kit, tip sheets for parents, 4 step family disaster action plan, and more.

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Cures for the First Day Jitters
Monday, March 03, 2008

10 tips for an easy transition back to school.

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Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the University of Wisconsin Madison’s School of Education.  Features author and illustrator links, a comprehensive listing of books for children and young adults, and an Intellectual Freedom department.

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Commonsense Media
Monday, March 03, 2008

Provides family-style reviews for movies, books, games, music, TV, and web sites.  Features “Top Picks.”  Sorted by genre and age category.  Also offers a newsletter, blog, resources, and a “Take Action” department.

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Comcast Parental Controls
Monday, March 03, 2008

Specific parental control information for Comcast customers, and useful links to non-profit parental controls organizations.

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Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Monday, March 03, 2008

This website offers information on family film festivals and movies.  Parents can train to be a CACM Juror and watch and rate movies for the coalition.  Jurors keep the movies they rate.

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Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
Monday, March 03, 2008

“The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.”  With popular topics, publications and videos, a fee-based question and answer service, and the ECRP journal.

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Children Who Bully
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration, this guide lists the characteristics of children who bully and helps parents deal with a child who bullies.

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Character Education
Monday, March 03, 2008

“This section contains articles and resources about character education that are designed for parents and other community members. These are provided as a community service by CharacterEd.Net”

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Center for Media Literacy
Monday, March 03, 2008

Information about choosing quality TV programming and movies.  Features a resource catalog, reading room, media and values department, professional development area, and information about media related issues from advertising and commercialism to visual literacy. Also available in Spanish.

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Catalyst Information Center
Monday, March 03, 2008

With links to resource organizations for careers and job hunting, mentoring and networking, scholarships and grants, entrepreneur resources, and more for parents seeking alternative work arrangements such as job sharing, telecommuting, flex-time, and home-based businesses.

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Car Safety Seats--A Guide for Families 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the American Academy of Pediatricians, this comprehensive car seat guide includes tips for choosing the best seat for your child, safety rules, details on each of the car seat types and their use, how to properly install a car seat, a Q&A section, and brand and model information listings.

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Alberta Health Region’s Nutrition and Active Living
Monday, March 03, 2008

With an 80 page “Snacktivity Box” that provides activities to promote healthy eating and active living habits for young children, a school nutrition handbook, physical activity initiatives, and other health links and information lines.

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Born Learning
Monday, March 03, 2008

“Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that help parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.”  Also available in Spanish.

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Bedtime Battles
Monday, March 03, 2008

“Believe it or not, there are ways to tuck in a tired toddler without it turning into a power struggle.”

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Bay Mills Community College Head Start Resources
Monday, March 03, 2008

With a huge Head Start library featuring National Bulletins, training materials, training guides, support materials, reports, videotape companion guides, and other publications.

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Back to School in Six Easy Steps
Monday, March 03, 2008

Six tips for easing the transition to a new class or school. 

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ASPCA Animaland
Friday, February 29, 2008

The ASPCA's kids' site.  With tips for being responsible pet owners, a Pet of the Week, Spotlight, and News features.

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A Parents’ Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Disabilities
Friday, February 29, 2008

From Schwab Learning--The site offers a number of topics to help parents of children with learning disabilities such as “Identifying Difficulties”, “Managing School and Learning”, and “Connecting with Others”.  With a comprehensive resource page, and publications including “Expert Answers” and tips.

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Angries Out
Friday, February 29, 2008

Anger Management tools for kids, parents, couples, and more.  Kid-friendly  videos and articles, and detailed information for parents.

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Americans for the Arts
Friday, February 29, 2008

“The goal of this campaign is to make sure that you—parents and concerned citizens—know that you are potentially the best and most powerful supporters of arts education. We have supplied you with information and resources on this website that help establish the place of the arts as both a full academic subject area and as uniquely empowering activities that carry over into other areas of life and study.”

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American Library Association Book Media Awards
Friday, February 29, 2008

Visit the Book/Media Awards page for a huge list of recommended titles for kids, teens and adults.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Health Topics-Toilet Training
Friday, February 29, 2008

Parenting help with information on bedwetting, toilet training readiness, soiling, and an inexpensive guide to toilet training. 

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American Academy of Pediatrics --Sleep Issues
Friday, February 29, 2008

Parenting help with information on bedtime activities, foods for sleep, sleep patterns, problems, schedules, and important information on SIDS.

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American Academy of Pediatrics
Friday, February 29, 2008

This site has a parenting corner with featured topics and parenting resources, hundreds of symptoms, treatment and prevention articles for everything from abuse to working parents, and safety tips to prevent injury and illness.

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Alliance for Work-Life Progress
Friday, February 29, 2008

AWLP advances work-life effectiveness as a strategy for better integration of work, family and community. AWLP, an entity of World at Work, is a "national center of work-life expertise that defines and recognizes innovation and best practices, and provides thought leadership.”

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Advice about Parent Co-operative Preschools
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the Berkely Parents Network.  Featuring advice and information about parent co-op preschools in a Q&A format.

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About Our Kids
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the New York University Study Center.  The website focuses on children’s mental health with featured articles like “Does My Child Worry Too Much?” and  “Early Child Development: The First Five Years.”

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Tips for Parents: First Day of School
Friday, February 29, 2008

Useful ideas to ease your child into school.

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Tips for Parents: Learning Styles
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Discover your child's learning style and why it's important.

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