Online Resources for Parents

 

  • Advocates for Youth Parents Sex Ed Center. This section of Advocates for Youth's Web site contains all of the information and resources you need to begin talking with your children about sex.
  • Ask the Mediatrician is the website of Dr. Michael Rich, the Director of the Center on Media and child Health at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Although not specifically about sexuality and sexual health, this is a good resource for parents.
  • Child Welfare League of America — Nonpartisan policy and advocacy organization for children. Updates on federal legislation and action alerts. Information about other resources on children’s issues.
  • HealthyChildren.org This section for parents has excellent articles including,Adolescent Sexuality: Talk the Talk Before They Walk the Walk.
  • Healthy Steps — This national initiative aims to improve the quality of preventive health care for families and toddlers.
  • Home Safety Council - Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.
  • KidsHealth — This site includes information on children’s health and parenting.
  • March of Dimes - Helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
  • National Fatherhood Initiative - increase father involvement and improve the lives of children.
  • Parent Further – Ideas for growing healthy, thriving children and adolescents.
  • Search Institute — An independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.
  • Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) — Focuses primarily on the adults in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.
  • Talking with Kids about Tough Issues - These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about very tough topics.
  • US Department of Education — See featured items for parents including Back to School Checklist, Helping Your Child, Tips for Parents and many others.
  • WonderWise Parent — Designed for parents, grandparents, foster parents, stepparents, caregivers, teachers, and parent educators. It was created and is maintained by Kansas State University.
  • Your Child: Development and Behavior Resources — University of Michigan website that guides parents through the tangle of Internet information on kids' development and behavior.
  • ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families - provides parents, professionals, and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nuture early development.