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Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?
Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born. Beyond nutrition, sucking often has a soothing, calming effect. That's why many parents rank pacifiers as must haves, right up there with diaper wipes and baby swings. But are pacifiers really OK for your baby? Although the answer to that question is often debated, the American Academy of Pediatrics gives pacifiers the green light."

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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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Tips for Parents: Kids and Energy Drinks
Monday, June 06, 2011

Learn how drinking energy drinks can make kids and teens sick and how the high amounts of caffeine found in some of these drinks can be high enough to kill.

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Living with autism: A beach, a boy, a fleeting moment of joy
Thursday, April 14, 2011

"I think that for so many people in so many of life's situations, it's the few precious moments of joy that help us through the challenges. It's facing something terrifying, daunting and tough that does indeed make the great things seem even more so."

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Tips for Parents: Teen Plastic Surgery
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Tips for Parents: Teen Plastic Surgery, learn the most common plastic surery procedures among teens, the risks involved, and what you should consider before making a decision.

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Growing Up Together: Understanding Kids with Autism
Thursday, November 04, 2010

This booklet is about people you may meet who have autism and how you can be their friend.

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Tips for Parents: Family Technology Use Policy
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cell phones, MP3 players, TV, the Internet…it seems as if kids are always plugged in. Many parents compete with technology for their kids’ attention, and lose. Additionally, cyberbullying, sexting, pornography, and stranger danger online all present a significant safety risk to our kids. In Tips for Parents: Family Technology Use Policy, learn how to create your family’s technology rules, and enforce them.

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Pact360
Thursday, October 07, 2010

Working together with key community stakeholders focused on prevention, treatment, health care, education and law enforcement, The Partnership at Drugfree.org developed a series of research-based, multimedia community education programs designed specifically to inform parents about today’s drug and alcohol landscape, equip them to be more effective in dealing with these issues and help them raise healthy teens.

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Sports and Recreation Safety Fact Sheet
Thursday, October 07, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that every child should have an opportunity to participate in sports or any recreational activity that promotes regular physical activity. Participation can be related to health benefits as well as health risks. Although deaths among children playing organized sports are rare, sports injuries are a common occurrence among children.

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Prevention is the Best Medicine: Sport Safety Guidelines
Thursday, October 07, 2010

No sport is 100 percent safe. But there is much that parents, players and coaches can do to minimize young athletes’ risk of injury.

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Tips for Parents: Kids' Sports Safety
Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Learn the risks children face when playing sports and learn how to decrease or prevent risk of injury.

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My Child's Academic Success Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free
Monday, August 02, 2010

My Child's Academic Success-Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free includes links to Tips for Your Preschool Child, Additional Resources, Tips for Your Middle School or Junior High School Child and much more.

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FAPE Helping Parents and Advocates Improve Educational Results for Children with Disabilities
Monday, August 02, 2010

FAPE: Helping Parents and Advocates Improve Educational Results for Children with Disabilities including links to, Early Childhood ARRA Resources, New Online Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisory,and Publications.

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Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home from the Department of Education including resources on, Educational Evaluation, Behavioral Approaches, Helpful Hints and much more.

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Tips on how to Help Your Overweight Child
Thursday, July 08, 2010

You can help your child with the challenge of weight control by being a positive role model with your attitudes, your eating habits, and your physical activity behaviors.

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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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Let's Move
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. 

Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.

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Tips for Parents: Puberty Begins in Girls Earlier
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Puberty Begins in Girls Earlier, discover that girls are beginning puberty at an earlier age.  Get tips and resources for preparing your daughter (and yourself) for her changing body.

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Youth and Tobacco Information Sheet
Friday, January 29, 2010

What youth should know about tobacco, what parents should know, and what coaches should know.  Includes reasons why smoking is dangerous and tips to help kids fight the temptation to smoke.



Medline Plus's Smoking and Youth
Friday, January 29, 2010

Nearly a quarter of high school students in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. Another 8% use smokeless tobacco. Smoking has many health risks for everyone. However, the younger you are when you start smoking, the more problems it can cause. For example:

  • People who start smoking before the age of 21 have the hardest time quitting.
  • About 30% of youth smokers will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease.
  • Teen smokers are more likely to use alcohol and illegal drugs.
  • They are more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety disorders and depression.

Parents and other adults who work with children can help by warning them of the risks of smoking. They can also set a good example by not smoking themselves.  This resource offers more information about teens and smoking and links to other helpful sites.

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ParentsEmpowered.org
Thursday, January 14, 2010

This site offers a host of really useful materials for teachers and parents to talk to kids about alcohol use and to help them make smart decisions while out with their friends.  Resources include responses to frequently asked questions, a conversation jar--a conversation and family activity starter, a prevention brochure in Spanish and English, teaching tools, fact sheets, and much more. 

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Eating Disorders: What Families Need to Know
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"What do I need to know about eating disorders?"

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When Children Diet: Preventing Eating Disorders in Kids
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"If your young child thinks she needs to go on a diet, it's time to have a talk. "

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Is Your Child at Risk of an Eating Disorder?
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Teens and tweens develop eating disorders for reasons from personality to genes. Learn the common triggers and if your child is at risk. "

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Is Your Child at Risk of an Eating Disorder?
Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Teens and tweens develop eating disorders for reasons from personality to genes. Learn the common triggers and if your child is at risk. "

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USDA resources
Saturday, December 12, 2009

The USDA website has many articles dealing with food,eating healthy, teaching healthy eating, eating disorders etc.

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Special Issues for Tweens and Teens
Saturday, December 12, 2009

This website discusses how media has an impact on our teens and tweens.

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Time to Act: How to Tell if Your Teen is Using and Taking Action to Intervene
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teen Drug and Alcohol Intervention: A step-by-step guide for parents who suspect or know their teens are drinking or using drugs.

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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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New Mom Survival Strategies
Friday, October 30, 2009

This page offers a list of articles to help mothers survive the early years of parenting.  Articles include "What Moms Really Feel on the Inside," "Balancing Motherhood and Self," "Breast Feeding, Night Feeding and other Perils," "Tips for New Moms: Please Tell Me it Gets Easier!" and "Can You Afford to Stay Home?  A Calculator" among many others.

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The Lunch Box
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

We believe all children must have access to healthy food to grow their bodies, minds and future. We must feed their knowledge while also providing wholesome sustenance to their physical needs. The tools for feeding such change must be equally available to all schools no matter their geography, budget or situation. The relationship children have with food will evolve into a virtuous circle benefiting not just themselves but our society as a whole

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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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Oregon Partnership Drug Prevention
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Oregon Partnership is a statewide nonprofit promoting healthy kids and communities through drug and alcohol awareness, drug preventionprograms, and 24 hour crisis lines for treatment referrals and suicide prevention and intervention. We work with schools and community coalitions statewide, and our resource library is open to all to educate on the dangers of substance abuse."

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Meth360
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Meth360 offers free community education programs to educate about the dangers of meth and prevent it's addictive spread through communities.

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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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Pregnancy Nutrition Myths and Facts
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Find out which pregnancy nutrition myths are fact and which are fiction.

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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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20th Annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study
Friday, February 27, 2009

The 20th Annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study on Teen Drug Abuse.

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A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain
Friday, February 27, 2009
  • “Who is this kid?”
  • “Why does my teen do that?”
  • ”What can I do?”

Through the use of video, interactive segments, scenario-based role-playing experiences, and practical advice from experts, A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. Find tools and tips – all designed to help you connect with your teen. Gain insights into teen brain development and apply your new knowledge of normal teenage behavior to real life.

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Tips for Parents: The Tween Years
Friday, January 02, 2009

Children between the ages of 10 and 12, popularly called "tweens," have changing physical and emotional needs.  Learn more about what you can expect and how you can support your child during their tween years.

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Peterson's Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday, December 02, 2008

"If you're a student with a learning disability, many challenges lie ahead of you, including researching and selecting a college that best suits your requirements. Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD highlights more than 1,100 two- and four-year institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offer programs for students like you."

If you can't afford to buy this book new, look for it on used book sites online such as amazon.com or ebay.com, or ask your local library.

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Tips for Parents: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Monday, November 10, 2008

Signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental disorder that makes a child have obsessive thoughts about germs, cleanliness, safety or school success.  These thoughts often cause them to do compulsive, ritualistic behaviors such as hand washing, checking doors or appliances, or saying particular phrases or questions over and over.

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Breastcancer.org Helps Young Girls Put Breast Cancer Fears Into Perspective
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"In a recent Breastcancer.org survey of 2,500 girls ages 8-18, nearly 30% believed they might currently have breast cancer...To deflate unrealistic fears, young girls living in the breast-cancer-awareness era need accurate information and reassurance."  With a video, school assembly program, and links to Dr. Weiss's book Taking Care of  Your "Girls".

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Rachel Ray's Yum-O
Friday, October 10, 2008

This nonprofit website, created by Rachel Ray, offers parents and kids recipes, cooking and shopping tips for creating healthy and affordable kid-friendly dishes.

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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, etc.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"Sex education by teens, for teens."  Including topics such as girls' and guys' health, deciding about sex, STD's, teen parenting and more.  The Learning Community recommends parents preview this site and approve the content before recommending it to their tween or teen.

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Talking to Your Preteen or Teen About Waiting
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why you need to talk, teaching your son or daughter to say "no," talking about healthy relationships, sex and risky youth behaviors, and more.

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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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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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Should I Have My Son Circumcised?
Monday, October 06, 2008

Routine circumcision is no longer recommended by most pediatricians.  However, there are reasons some parents opt to have their sons circumcised.  Learn more about circumcision, the reasons for and against it, and get a worksheet that will help you weigh your decision.

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Colds
Monday, October 06, 2008

Cold symptoms in babies, when to call the doctor, and common treatments.

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Fever
Monday, October 06, 2008

How to tell if your baby has a fever, when to call the doctor, fever reducing medicines, and more.

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Vomiting
Monday, October 06, 2008

What to do when baby is vomiting, the dehyrdation risk, and when to call the doctor.

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Diarrhea
Monday, October 06, 2008

Find out how to tell whether your baby has diarrhea, why it may be happening, and what you can do about it.

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Baby Diaper Rash
Monday, October 06, 2008

How to treat your baby's diaper rash and when you should see the doctor.

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Is Baby Sick or Teething?
Monday, October 06, 2008

Find out if baby is actually sick or just teething, learn when and how babies teeth, and the common symptoms of teething.

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Sexual Development and Reproduction
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Factual information you can give to your child about boys and puberty, girls and puberty, reproductive health care and pregnancy.

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Video: How to Talk to Your Young Child About Sex
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This free video lesson teaches you how to encourage your child to talk to you about sex, how to avoid giving too much information, and how to give them accurate information.

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Questions and Answers About Sex
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Common questions about sex that apply to younger children.  Make sure and click the "Related Articles" tab on the right for more detailed information about the male and female reproductive systems, sexual development, menstruation, sexual attraction and more.

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Talking with Kids About Sex and Relationships
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tips for having age appropriate conversations about sex with your child.

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Safety Tips for Cyberbullying
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Learn how technology is being used to bully others and get safety tips for protecting your family.

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Safety Tips for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File-sharing Services
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This article discusses the risks of kids using P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing networks and how to be prepared to avoid those risks.

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Safety Tips for Social Networking
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This article helps families understand the risk of using social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook and teaches ways to be prepared to avoid attacks.

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General Internet Safety Tips for Families
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This articles teaches families the risks involved in using the internet such as unknowingly downloading virus attacks and having unwanted or inappropriate contact with others; and also discusses ways to be prepared for what may reach kids via the internet.

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Time to Talk: The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Kids who learn about the risks of drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.  Time to Talk is an online community, resource and toolkit to help parents connect with their kids."

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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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CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Monday, May 12, 2008

"In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine, the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents."

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Smart Kids with Learning Disorders
Monday, May 12, 2008

"Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD)."

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Video: We Must See to Learn-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why choosing a vision expert that specializes in children's vision is important.

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Video: We Must See to Learn-Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Learn how to be sure your child's vision doesn't interfere with their learning. 

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Video: Vision and Learning
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to be certain your child's vision isn't interfering with learning.

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Video: Teenage Tastes
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help teens develop healthy eating habits.

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Video: Stress and School Performance
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help your child cope with stress.

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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: 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: Is Your Kid Huffing?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kids are getting high off dangerous chemicals at home.

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

A checklist for playground safety.

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Video: Eating Well Helps Your Child Learn Better
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Learn how to give your kids the nutrition they need to stay focused in school.

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Video: Dyslexia-The Signs to Look For
Friday, April 11, 2008

Identify the signs of dyslexia.

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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: AIDS Education-Part 3
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips to help students understand their own vulnerability to AIDS.

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Video: AIDS Education-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Understand the role friendship plays in AIDS prevention.

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Video: AIDS Education-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Find out how HIV/AIDS education might not give kids the info they need to protect themselves.

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Video: AIDS-Is Your Kid Still at Risk?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Risk factors for AIDS and what kids need to be taught about prevention.

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Tips for Parents: Teenage Stress
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Identify the stresses teens face and learn ways to help them cope.

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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: HIV Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Get your kids the HIV education they need before it's too late.

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Tips for Parents: AIDS
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Make sure your child receives the AIDS education that they really need.

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Tips for Parents: School Stress
Monday, March 31, 2008

Identify the stressors your child faces and learn healthy ways to deal with stress.

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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: 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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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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Wired Safety
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The world’s largest online safety and help group.”  You can navigate by category such as parents, kids, tweens, and teens, or check out the “hot topics” menu.  Offers a comprehensive list of ways to keep kids safe online and when using wireless technologies.  Also features a live help option, a newsletter, and an interactive forum.  Also available in Spanish.

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Visual Processing Disorders by Age Group
Thursday, March 20, 2008

What you should know about Visual Processing Disorders, and warning signs by age.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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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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Understanding and Dealing With Colic
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What Colic is, how long it can last, possible causes, how it is diagnosed, and how to cope.

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Underage Drinking
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Learn why adolescents drink, what the risks are, and how underage drinking can be prevented.  A free publication from the US Department of Health and Human Services. 

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Toolkit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Tool Kit brings together the most current and accurate information, including research briefs and resources designed to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities in a format that is easy to access and to understand. The Tool Kit will assist state personnel, schools, and families in their efforts to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a quality education.

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Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From the US Department of Education.

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The School Breakfast Program
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, this information sheet answers questions like “How does the school breakfast program work?” and “What are the nutritional requirements for school breakfasts?”

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The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Publications, resources, advocacy, facts and more about children's disabilities.  Also available in Spanish.

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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse "CASA"
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is the only nation-wide organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances – alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs – in all sectors of society.

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The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featuring a comprehensive A-Z listing of health topics, resources available by state, tools, and resources.

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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Parent’s Information page.  With “Ten Tips for Parents to Help their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy”, advice, the importance of parent/teen communication, and public service announcements. Also available in Spanish. 

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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 Dyslexia Association
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pages for educators, adults, college students, parents, and teens.  Offers fact sheets, questions and answers, research, assistive technology resources, and a discussion forum.

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The Food Guide Pyramid for 6-11 Year Olds
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A colorfully illustrated poster of the Food Guide Pyramid for 6-11 Year Olds from the USDA.

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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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Taking the Pressure off Sports Competition
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tips for keeping the competition fun and healthy. Also available in Spanish.

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Signing Up Kids for Sports
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Things to consider before you sign your child up for sports.  Includes video advice from Cal Ripkin. 

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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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Sex Education that Works
Monday, March 17, 2008

With information about sex, STD’s, HIV/AIDS prevention, pregnancy, abstinence, and gay and lesbian resources.

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Tips for Parents: Nutrition and Learning
Monday, March 17, 2008

Discover the link between nutrition and learning.

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby--10 Ways to Decrease Risk of SIDS
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the National Back to Sleep campaign.  Baby deaths from SIDS have decreased more than 40% since this campaign began in 1992. 

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Safely Storing and Preparing Formula
Monday, March 17, 2008

Including instructions on cleaning bottles and equipment, preparing and storing formula, and other information.  Also available in French and Chinese.

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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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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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President's Fitness Council
Monday, March 17, 2008

Publications from the President’s fitness council.  Nutrition advice, fast facts, tips, and a Nolan Ryan fitness guide. 

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Physical Activity Recommendations
Monday, March 17, 2008

Physical Activity for Everyone: Recommendations for young people from the Centers for Disease Control.

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PBS's Eating Disorders--Thin at all Costs
Sunday, March 09, 2008

For kids and teens.  An interactive site including profiles of people with eating disorders, an eating disorders test, facts, and tips for healthy body image, eating, and exercise.

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Partnership for a Drug Free America
Sunday, March 09, 2008

With stories, videos, blogs, articles, and research for parents and teens; this site exposes people to the horrors of drug addiction and offers users hope with links to intervention and treatment.  Also features a memorial for those lost to drug abuse.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
Sunday, March 09, 2008

In this .pdf document, learn how scientific understanding of drug abuse is leading to "effective prevention and treatment approaches that reduce the toll drug abuse takes on individuals, families, and communities."  Includes "Preventing Drug Abuse: The Best Strategy" and much more.

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Nutrition On the Web-For Teens!
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With information from exercises, myths, and recipes to recommended daily allowances, a nutri-quiz, and a health forum. Also available in Spanish and German.

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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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NIDA Info Facts on Drugs
Thursday, March 06, 2008

From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this guide provides the facts about drugs, health hazards of use, how extensively each drug is abused, and information sources.  Also available in Spanish.

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Newborn Sleep Patterns
Thursday, March 06, 2008

This article includes a description of newborn sleep patterns and sleep states, a description of alert phases, how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep well, and recommendations for sleep positions and bedding to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Also available in Spanish.

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The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Shaken Baby Syndrome often occurs when a parent or caregiver becomes frustrated or angry with an infant’s crying and shakes it hard.  The shaking can cause severe brain damage and even death.  Get tips for coping with a baby's crying.

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National School Lunch Program Fact Sheet
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The “hows” and “whats” of the national school lunch program.  Published by the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.

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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 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 Eating Disorders Information Index
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Comprehensive information about the signs, symptoms and types of eating disorders, as well as information about causes, prevention, body image, research, resources, and much more.  Search by topic or audience.

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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 Center for Learning Disabilities
Thursday, March 06, 2008

NCLD’s parenting center offers tips and strategies on ways to help children with LD, essential skills to become your child’s advocate, steps to building resilience in children, and more. 

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National Association of School Psychologists
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Follow the “Helpful Information” link for articles and fact sheets on parenting, mental health, diversity, kids activities, and more.

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My Lion-Childhood Cancer Community Service Kit
Thursday, March 06, 2008

This kit "Is designed for teenagers and their leaders to step in and make a difference through community service or service-learning."

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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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La Leche League
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The most comprehensive information about breastfeeding anywhere.  Also available in Spanish. 

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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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Introducing Solid Food
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn when to introduce solid foods, why feeding baby solids too early can be harmful, and how to prepare food for baby as they grow.

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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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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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Helpguide's Eating Disorders Symptoms and Treatments
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Understand the types of eating disorders and their warning signs.

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Healthy Schools Healthy Youth
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Includes a “Summary of Adolescent and School Health Tools,” health topics like asthma, skin cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases, publications, statistics, articles, and more.

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GoVeg.com
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn how becoming a vegetarian helps your health, the environment, and animal cruelty.  Get tips for going vegetarian, recipes, and more.

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Getting Back In Shape After Baby is Born
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This article, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, provides information about how to safely begin an exercise program after baby is born.

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Formula Feeding Basics
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From Family Education.  Why use formula, the differences in formulas, what’s healthy and not healthy, and how to choose the best formula for your baby.

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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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Family Guide-Start Talking Before they Start Drinking
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Featuring videos, audio stories, comprehensive sections such as “What to Know,” and “What to Say,” setting rules, and tons of other useful information.  From the US Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA.

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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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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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Diaper Rash
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Includes the causes and types of diaper rash, treatment, prevention, and when to call a doctor.

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Diapering Your Baby
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What you need to have on hand and ready, how to wipe the baby, separate instructions for diapering with cloth or disposable diapers, and preventing diaper rash.  Also available in Spanish.

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Depression During and After Pregnancy
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What perinatal depression is, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and other recommendations and links. Also includes a link to information in Spanish.

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Coping With Sleepless Nights
Monday, March 03, 2008

Advice for parents on coping with sleep deprivation and dealing with sleepless nights with your new baby.

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Cloth Versus Disposable Diapers
Monday, March 03, 2008

This discussion of which is best takes into consideration skin and health concerns, cost, the environment, and convenience. 

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Checklist for Test Anxiety
Monday, March 03, 2008

From How-to-Study.com, this resource includes a checklist for identifying test anxiety, and tips on what you can do to relax for that next test.

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Center for Adolescent and Family Studies
Monday, March 03, 2008

Indiana University’s online directory with links to information on conflict and violence, mental health issues, health and safety, a teens only page, publications, and additional resources.

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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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Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding and formula feeding, recommendations from leading health organizations, and more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
Monday, March 03, 2008

From FamilyDoctor.org, learn how you can still breastfeed your baby after returning to work.

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Baby Proofing
Monday, March 03, 2008

How to eliminate potential hazards, prepare your home to be safe for baby, and practice safety.  Includes crib safety checklist.

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Baby Product Safety Alert
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes vital information to prevent infant injury or death from strangulations and suffocations, scalds, falls, chokings, drownings, and poisonings related to common household products and furnishings.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Monday, March 03, 2008

“In some unfortunate cases, infants and toddlers have experienced severe tooth decay that has resulted in dental restorations or extractions. The good news is that decay is preventable.”

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Baby's First Ear Infection
Monday, March 03, 2008

Symptoms, causes, treatment, and background info about baby and infant ear aches and ear infections.

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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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Anxiety--Rachel's Story
Friday, February 29, 2008

From Teens Health, this article is targeted to teenagers.  A snapshot of what anxiety can look like.

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American Council on Exercise
Friday, February 29, 2008

This is the youth fitness homepage of the American Council on Exercise.  Features pre-school, children and teen fitness facts, a Q&A, exercise programs and other resources. 

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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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A Guide for First Time Parents
Friday, February 29, 2008

A description of the basics in taking care of a newborn.

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Advocates for Youth
Friday, February 29, 2008

Advocates for Teen and Tween Parents’ Sex Ed Center. Includes “10 Tips for Talking about the Facts of Life”, growth and development information, and a “Favorite Features” section.

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ADHD.com
Friday, February 29, 2008

For parents and caregivers, “Equip yourself with important tips, facts, and education to provide your child with the support and care needed.”

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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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31 Ways to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep
Friday, February 29, 2008

Includes a discussion of night time parenting decisions, conditioning baby to fall asleep, transitioning techniques, and stay asleep techniques.

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Tips for Parents: Sexual Harassment
Friday, February 29, 2008

What sexual harassment is, who it affects most, and why it's important to report it.

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