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Tips for Parents: Teaching Kids about Giving
Tuesday, December 07, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Teaching Kids about Giving, learn how to teach your children compassion for others, how to appreciate what they have, and how to develop a love for giving.

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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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Teen Driving Issues from PartsGeek
Friday, April 16, 2010

"Teenagers make up about 7% of the total driving population in the US, but they are responsible for 20% of all the collisions that take place in the country. For road accidents that result in fatalities, around 14% of them are caused by teenage reckless driving. With these figures in mind, parents of teenagers who drive are becoming more concerned about the safety of their children on the road. Here are a number of websites that provide information and tips on safe teen driving."

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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: Girls' Body Image
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Girls' Body Image, learn how the media significantly impacts how girls view themselves and identify ways to help them build positive self esteem and confidence by questioning the media's messages.

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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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Are you prepared
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

This website provides you with detailed information about how to prepare your family and home for emergencies.

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How to Prepare for a Family Emergency Evacuation
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Even on vacation you need to be prepared for an emergency. This web site will help you know what you need to do, and have, to be prepared for an emergency when on vacation.

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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 High School Students on Dealing With Death
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for high school students on dealing with death

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Books on Death For Middle School Children
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for Middle school childrern on dealing with death

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Helping Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Parent
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"For kids, how they perceive death depends on their age and cognitive development. Preschool aged kids believe death is temporary. Five to nine year olds start to realize that death is irreversible and that all living things die, but think that they are somehow immune to it. Preteens, however, fully comprehend death. "Between 9 and 12, children understand that death is inevitable and affects everyone," explains Dr. Jessica Lippman, author of Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Parent."

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Helping Tweens Cope With the Death of Parent
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"The deep grief of losing a beloved parent is difficult at any age, but it can be especially traumatic for tweens, whose personal identities are just beginning form, and who -- even if they deny it -- still desperately need their moms and dads."

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Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Schools and communities around the country will be impacted by the loss of life associated with the war in Iraq. The effects may be significant for some people because of their emotional closeness to the war and/or their concern over terrorism. How school personnel handle the resulting distress can help shape the immediate and longer-term grieving process for students, staff, and families. Children, in particular, will need the love and support of their teachers and parents to cope with their loss and reach constructive grief resolution."

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Books For Older Elementary and Middle School Childrenn
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Books for older elementary and middle school children dealing with death

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Helping Kids Cope With The Loss Of A Parent
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"For kids, how they perceive death depends on their age and cognitive development. Preschool aged kids believe death is temporary. Five to nine year olds start to realize that death is irreversible and that all living things die, but think that they are somehow immune to it. Preteens, however, fully comprehend death. "Between 9 and 12, children understand that death is inevitable and affects everyone," explains Dr. Jessica Lippman, author of Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Parent."

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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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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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Pets and a New Baby
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting ready for a new family member is a busy, exciting time. In addition to all that you need to do to prepare for the new baby, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier for your pets.

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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: What Age Can My Child Stay Home Alone?
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: What Age Can My Child Stay Home Alone, learn state requirements, if any, about the minimum age children can stay home alone, get expert recommendations, and find a checklist to help you prepare your child for staying home alone.

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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: Latch Key Kids
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Latch Key Kids, learn why kids that are old enough to stay home alone still need plenty of parental involvement in their lives.

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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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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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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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Tips for Parents: Holiday Budgets--A Learning Opportunity
Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Learn how setting up a Christmas budget with the kids can teach them important lessons about credit, saving, and how to find good deals at the store. 

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Tips for Parents: The Value of Chores
Friday, October 24, 2008

Learn the valuable skills and lessons chores can teach your kids.

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Tips for Parents: Elections for Kids
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Get tips for introducing your kids to our nations' democracy and teaching them the elections process.

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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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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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Commonsense Media's Website Reviews
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This website reviews common website kids visit and gives ratings based on age.

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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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Web Threats and the Social Web
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This flash presentation shows how sites and activities kids and teens typically use can infect a computer with malicious software and discusses how to protect your computer from infection.

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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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When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers
Monday, September 08, 2008

This guide touches on some of the California laws that apply to teens at this turning point: age of majority, moving out, money matters, working and taxes, marriage and partnerships, civil laws and lawsuits and more.  Funded by the California Bar.

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Smithosonian Education Resources
Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Smithosonian Education Resources offers lesson plans, kids activity sheets, student and family activities and more on this free website.  The site is divided into separate areas for teachers, families and students.

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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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Riley Guide for Teens
Monday, May 12, 2008

Featuring employment opportunities, links and resources for teens.

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Snag a Job
Monday, May 12, 2008

"As the #1 source for hourly and part-time employment," Snag a Job connects "job seekers with more than 100,000 active job listings from top employers across the country." 

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Teens for Hire
Monday, May 12, 2008

For teens "14 to 19 looking for a full-time, part-time, summer, seasonal, volunteer or vocational job...Membership is free of charge and allows you to search jobs, apply online, be considered for openings, and get the latest news, info and tips on how to land a job, earn money, and/or get work experience. "

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Video: Video Games-Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recommendations for choosing non-violent and educational video games.

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Video: Video Games-Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The proven link between video game violence and violent behavior.

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Video: Using the Library
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The value of using the library.

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Video: Too Much Television
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to get the most from television viewing.

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Video: Time Management for kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The link between an understanding of time and organization.

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Video: The Importance of Estimation
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to teach your child estimation at home through everyday tasks.

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Video: Teenage Driving
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to help your teen be a responsible driver.

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Video: Summer Reading Tips
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to keep kids interested in reading during the summer.

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Video: Space Camp
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Get your child interested in science by sending them to space camp.

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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: Should Parents Unplug the TV? Part II
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why you should teach your child critical television viewing skills.

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Video: Should Parents Unplug the TV? Part I
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The link between violent television and violent behavior in children.

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Video: Science at Home
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tips to help your child develop science skills at home.

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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: 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: Magazines Make Great Gifts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Learn why magazines make fun and educational gifts.

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Video: Listening Tips
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips to teach you how to effectively listen to your children.

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Video: Learning Resolutions
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The importance of making learning resolutions in your family.

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Video: Latch Key Kids Need Attention
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Unsupervised children are at increased risk for violence, drugs, and sexual activity.

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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: Help Your Child Understand What They Read
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

4 strategies to help children make sense of what they read.

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Video: Help Your Child Learn Geography
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ways you can help your child learn geography at home.

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Video: Help a Kid--Be a Mentor
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How an adult mentor can influence a young person's life.

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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: Goal Setting-Kids Need it
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Help your child learn how to set and achieve goals.

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Video: Give Reading a Boost
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Increase your child's reading skills by reading interactively.

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Video: Geometry-Not Just for High School
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why children learn geometry most effectively when it is part of their daily lives.

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Video: Favorite Books
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get your kids hooked on books by choosing Children's Choice Awards

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Video: Encouraging Writing
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Teach your child good writing skills.

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Video: Encouraging Safe Driving
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

8 tips to encourage safe driving habits in teens.

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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: Ecology Starts at Home-Part II
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tips to teach your children ecology at home.

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Video: Ecology Starts at Home-Part I
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Understand why students need action-oriented ecology lessons at home.

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Video: Curing Our Science Phobia
Friday, April 11, 2008

Find out how to use your home and yard as a science laboratory.

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Video: Choosing Books
Friday, April 11, 2008

The factors that motivate children to read.

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Video: Children and Money-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The benefits of linking a weekly allowance to assigned chores.

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Video: Children and Money-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Learn to build your children's money management skills with a weekly allowance.

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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: Beyond Trick or Treating-What is Halloween?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tips for making Halloween fun and educational.

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Video: A Learning Halloween
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Three tips to make Halloween fun and educational.

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Video: After School Care-What to Look For
Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to find a good after-school program.

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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: Recommended Books
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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Tips for Parents: Summer Activities
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fun tips and great resources for keeping the kids busy and out of trouble during summer vacation.

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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: 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: 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: Environmental Education
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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

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My Wonderful World
Monday, March 31, 2008

"My Wonderful World is a national campaign to give kids the power of global knowledge."  This campaign seeks to increase global awareness through geography.  With a parent action kit, links to other great resources, and "games and cool stuff" for kids. 

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Tips for Parents: Student Employment
Monday, March 31, 2008

Understand the negative ways student employment can affect your teen's education.

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Tips for Parents: Thinking Skills
Monday, March 31, 2008

Tips for developing strong thinking skills in kids.

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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: 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: Magazine Gifts
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why magazines make great gifts for kids.

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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: Are Computers Dangerous?
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tips to prevent injuries related to computer use.

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Tips for Parents: Space Camp
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ignite a love for science in your child by sending them to space camp.

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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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Youth Labor
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Resources for parents of young workers.  Includes information on workplace safety, career information for kids, and links to other useful websites. 

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

Correcting the Stranger Danger Myth to Avert Tragedy

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Working Students
Thursday, March 20, 2008

"At What Cost?  The Price That Working Students Pay For A College Education”

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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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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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Video Games and Kids
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dangers of video games, how to moderate playing time, and how to choose the right games.

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US Department of Labor’s Youth 2 Work
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Featuring “Youth 2 Work," “Youth Rules,” “Youth Careers,”  “Youth Safety,” and “Youth Industry” departments.  Includes regulations, seminars, safety and health information, and various e-tools.

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The TV Boss
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A flashy website that gives parents the resources they need to gain back control over the television.  Provides information about the V-chip, cable and satellite controls, how the ratings system works, how to make rules for TV viewing in your home and how to stick to them, and public service announcements to view.  Also available in Spanish.

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The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Featuring resources for helping kids cope with crisis.

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The Money Instructor
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Useful articles for teaching kids important money management skills.

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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 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 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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Teen Driving Contract
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This teen driving contract, from Toyota, includes Driving Conditions, unsupervised driving privileges, driving rules and consequences, and sample violations and related consequences. 

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Teen Driving.com
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With tips for new drivers in categories like driving in bad weather, crashes, fatigue, auto insurance, car products, and a Parent's Center.

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Talking with Kids.org
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This site is dedicated to providing parents with the resources they need to talk to kids about anything:  sex, violence, drugs, and more.  Features 10 useful tips, free booklets, and links to other sites.

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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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Spiderman in Amazing Adventures
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The America Reads Challenge project, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the US Department of Education in 1997, was a four-year campaign to get the nation reading.  The campaign is over, but this 20-page activities booklet provides Spiderman reading fun, and plenty of amazing activities.

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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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Tips for Parents: Halloween - Beyond Candy
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips to make Halloween a fun and educational holiday.

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Tips for Parents: Setting Goals
Monday, March 17, 2008

Teach your children the importance of setting and achieving goals.

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Tips for Parents: Attention
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn ways to help your child focus and increase their attention span.

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Role Models on the Web
Monday, March 17, 2008

“It is the mission of RoleModel.net to promote the idea that there is within each of us the ability to inspire those around us by living a life that is more outward focused than inward focused.”  Featuring Tiger Woods, Bill Koch, Diane Sawyer, and others. 

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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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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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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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Petpourri--An Animal Care Activity Section for Children
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the American Veterinary Medical Association, featuring games and coloring sheets to teach children about responsible pet ownership.

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Paying an Allowance
Sunday, March 09, 2008

Answers to the common questions related to paying children an allowance.

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Parents-Be Role Models for Your Children
Sunday, March 09, 2008

This brochure teaches parents how to spend quality time with their children and be good examples to help kids avoid participating in or being victims of youth violence and gang activity.

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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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NRDC's Guide to Greener Living
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Quick tips on how to save energy on the road and at home, how to save resources at home and at work, easy ways to conserve water, support organic and sustainable farming, and how to invest responsibly and act for the environment.  Also available in Spanish.

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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 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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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Visit the Met’s web page to view works of art in both their permanent  and “Now on View” collections.  Kids can check out the “Museum Kids” page for online activities and features like the “Carpet Hunt” where they can learn more about animals hidden in a carpet, or follow Marco Polo’s route. Then visit the Met store for great gift ideas

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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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Kids.gov
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Find links to government and other kids' sites -- grouped by age and subject:  math, money, science, computers, art, careers and more.

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I Promise Program
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Helps you and your teenager develop a safe driving contract.  Also offers reports, news articles, and downloadable videos for teens and parents to watch together.

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Introducing Your Pet and New Baby
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tips to ensure that pregnant mom and new baby interactions with the family pets will be safe and healthy for everyone. 

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Internet Addiction
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Information about internet addiction: warning signs, who is likely to develop an addiction, prevention and treatment, pornography on the internet, and safety guidelines.

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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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Helping Your Child Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Communications and Outreach, these comprehensive guides provide learning activities for parents to do with their children, tips for success, other ways to help, typical child development, and additional resources. Also available in Spanish.

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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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Girls Go Tech
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Girl Scout website, Girls Go Tech features science games, technological career exploration, links to other interesting websites, a video competition, and a booklet with tips for parents.

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Girls and Boys Town
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Girls and Boys Town, the original Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, is a leader in the treatment and care of abused, abandoned and neglected girls and boys. Throughout its nearly 90-year history, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization has provided these children with a safe, caring, loving environment where they gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become productive citizens.

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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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Figure This
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Math challenges for families, in both English and Spanish.

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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--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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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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Empowering Girls--Media Literacy Resources
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Links to organizations that empower girls and teach them how to be critical of the sexualizing messages they hear in the media.

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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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Do Something
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A website for youth in search of a cause.  Features “Hot Projects,” a celebrity page showcasing the celebs that have worked with the organization, a “Speak Out” option, and links to volunteer organizations in your area.

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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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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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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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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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Animal Planet's Backyard Wildlife
Friday, February 29, 2008

We've got the tools for you to turn your outdoor space into an animal place.  The National Wildlife Federation will guide you through each step to make your own backyard habitat with this online planner.  Once you've created your wild space, you can have your back yard declared an official NWF wildlife habitat.

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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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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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After-School Programs - Keeping Children Safe and Smart
Friday, February 29, 2008

From the US Department of Education, with sections on the potential of after-school programs, components of exemplary after-school programs, examples of communities meeting the need for after-school activities, and after-school resources.

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Tips for Parents: Teenage Drivers
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tips to encourage your teen to drive safely.

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Tips for Parents: Too Much TV
Thursday, February 28, 2008

The dangers of too much television and how you can pull the plug.

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