Parents

Parents

Resources for Parents

Looking for help with popular parenting topics or need new ideas for family activities? You'll find resources here to help you find answers, information and plenty of projects and family fun.

General Information

Family Education

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Family Education

FamilyEducation.com is your online partner in parenting. Millions of parents turn to them for trusted advice on everything from preparing for pregnancy to raising teens, and all the fun and challenging times in between.

Family TLC

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Family TLC 

FamilyTLC provides tools to enhance the parent/child relationship. Select a child’s age to access family activities—games, sports, crafts, music, cooking, nature, and more. Find parenting tips, articles on child development and hundreds of age-appropriate child activities.

PBS Parents

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PBS Parents

Explore PBS parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities. Topics range from talking to your kids about war and violence, to suggesting books for snuggling up and reading with your children.

TODAY Parents

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TODAY Parents

TODAY Parents is the premiere destination for parenting news, advice & community. Find the latest parenting trends and tips for your kids and family on a variety of topics, from pregnancy and child care, to parenting stories and more.

Child Development & Education

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.  Their website provides parents with a wealth of resources ranging from back-to-school tips to parent/caregiver guides on a plethora of topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children’s Mental Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Children’s Mental Health

The CDC provides data and statistics, as well as symptoms and treatment recommendations for a variety of conditions (including anxiety, depression, conduct disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder). Additionally, they offer a variety of free materials related to developmental milestones and screening.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) – For Kids and Teens

National Institute on Mental Health (NAMI) - For Kids

National Institute on Mental Health (NAMI) - For Teens

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.  Their website provides basic information on as well as support for a variety of mental health conditions. Information is broken down by condition, but caregivers seeking information specific to children or teens can find what they’re looking for under the “Find Support” tab.

Parenting a Child with Learning Disabilities

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Parenting a Child with Learning Disabilities

A parent’s guide to helping kids with all forms of learning difficulties, this site is provided by GreatSchools, a nonprofit devoted to empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children. Find articles, booklists, videos and more.

Reading Rockets

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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets prepared by WETA public television, presents strategies, activities, and lessons designed to help young children learn to read.  They bring the best strategies to help young children become strong, confident readers.

Sesame Street for Parents

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Sesame Street for Parents 

The mission of the Sesame Workshop is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder, using the power of media and Muppets to meet children’s development needs with early education, social programing, and a dose of fun.

Scholastic for Parents

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Scholastic for Parents

Get expert advice on children's books and reading, arts and crafts, activities and school achievement. Subscribe to the parent's newsletter for expert tips, free printables and fun activities for your child’s learning journey.

School Violence and the News

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School Violence and the News

Provided by KidsHealth.org, this page contains information on talking to your child about violence in school, as well as tips for parents. It also contains links to related articles on other hot-topic issues.

Stop Bullying

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Stop Bullying

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. Find out more at StopBullying.Gov.

U.S. Department of Education for Parents

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U.S. Department of Education for Parents

The U.S. Department of Education page for parents contains links to important resources for families, including preparing for school, helping children learn to read, helping special needs children, and preparing children for college (and paying for it).

Youth.Gov

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Youth.Gov

This federal website provides interactive tools and resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.  Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets.

Health & Safety

Ask Dr. Sears

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Ask Dr. Sears

AskDrSears.com is intended to help parents become better informed consumers of health care.The advice from Dr Sears includes information on Pregnancy and Childbirth, Parenting and Behavior, Feeding and Eating, and Health Concerns.

Bed Wetting Information for Parents

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Bed Wetting Information for Parents 

Get bed-wetting information and support from the National Kidney Foundation, the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Car Seats: Information for Families

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Car Seats: Information for Families

With so many different car seats on the market, many parents find choosing the right one overwhelming. To help, HealthyChildren.org has put together this helpful page to make sure you have all the information you need.

Facts for Families

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Facts for Families

Provided by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this page contains information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Articlesncover a wide range of topics, and are available in English or Spanish.

Head Lice

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Head Lice

 Association, contains helpful information for parents on identifying and treating lice outbreaks, as well as informative videos, games, and quizzes for kids.

Kids Health

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Kids Health

KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. The site contains sections for Kids, Teens, Parents, and Educators about how the body works and how to be healthy.

Parenting & Pregnancy Information Center

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Parenting & Pregnancy Information Center

The Parenting & Pregnancy Information Center was created to support women around the world on their pregnancy journey.  The journey towards becoming a parent can be overwhelming and scary.  We’re here to tell you, you aren’t alone.

Safe Kids Worldwide

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Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide provides parents with information to protect their children from unintentional injury. They provide safety tips and standards, as well as information on product recalls and articles on everything from bike helmets, to water safety, to household poisons.

Vaccines & Immunizations

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Vaccines & Immunizations

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this page provides parents with the information they need to know about vaccines, including which vaccines a child needs and how to prepare for vaccine visits.

Media & Entertainment

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

You know your kids. We know media and tech. Together we can build a digital world where our kids can thrive.  Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we're building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities.

Kids in Mind

Kids in Mind

The purpose of kids-in-mind.com is to provide parents with objective and complete information about a film's content so that they can decide, based on their own value system, whether they should watch a movie with or without their kids.

Parents’ Choice

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Parents’ Choice 

Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. Their website contains a section devoted to award winning movies and television shows, and is searchable by age-level.

Money

Jump Start! Financial Smarts for Students

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Jump Start! Financial Smarts for Students

Jump$tart is a national nonprofit coalition of more than 100 organizations, all sharing a commitment to “financial smarts for students,” advancing the financial literacy of preschool through college-age youth through public advocacy and awareness.

Keystone Scholars

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Keystone Scholars 

Get a head start on education savings with $100 from Keystone Scholars! The PA Treasury is investing $100 for every baby born or adopted in 2019 to be used for the baby’s future higher education expenses.

Kids – Money Smart Week

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Kids – Money Smart Week 

The folks of Money Smart Week have developed a series of lesson plans, teacher resources, and interactive games for introducing the concept of financial literacy to kids in ways they’ll understand.

Money as You Grow – CFPB

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Money as You Grow – CFPB 

Money as You Grow - Help for parents and caregivers. There’s no need to be a money expert—the tips and activities provided by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help your children’s money skills, habits, and attitudes grow.

Saving for Education – FINRA

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Saving for Education – FINRA 

While college and other educational costs continue to rise, there are still many smart, tax-advantaged ways to save for education. FINRA can help you navigate your options, and provide tips and tools along the way.

Recreation & Fun

American Camp Association Camp Database

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American Camp Association Camp Database

Find information on over 2,000 camps across the country that have earned ACA accreditation. Search for camps by location, special needs, affiliation, activities, and cost, and browse resources to help your child prepare of their summer adventure.

Crayola Parent’s Page

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Crayola Parent’s Page 

Every child is wonderfully original. So let’s give them the power to colorfully express what they’re thinking as they discover, explore and dream. Explore lesson plans, art techniques, activities, and more provided by Crayola.

Disney Family

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Disney Family

Explore crafts, recipes, party ideas, videos, games, and more from the wonderful world of Disney Family Online. There are hundreds of articles, with more added regularly! And be sure to check out the Kids Talk Disney feature!

The Idea Box

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The Idea Box

Find great activities for families with preschoolers to do together. Search from among hundreds of art projects, crafts, recipes, songs, and more--broken down by category, season, and holiday.