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General Parenting Resources

KidsGrowth.com – This site contains general pediatric information published by members of the Medical Advisory Board.  Topics include all areas of parenting and behavior, child growth and development, and childhood illness.

 

TeenGrowth.com – A unique and interactive website specifically tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of the teenage population. TeenGrowth offers a secure environment for parents and teens to search for, request, and receive valuable health care information on topics such as alcohol, drugs, emotions, health, family, friends, school, sex and sports.

KidsHealth– Website created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media that provides health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.

Drugs.com – A comprehensive and up-to-date online source of drug information for more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.  Visit this site to learn more about drug indications, side effects, and interactions with other medications.  This site also provides free access to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.

AAP Parenting Corner – Special parenting section at AAP.org that contains general information related to child health and specific guidelines on a variety of pediatric issues.

CDC Health Topics – Section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website with an alphabetical listing of various pediatric health issues (including child safety and development, specific infections, antibiotic resistance, and autism).

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) – Division of the National Institutes of Health that conducts and supports research on all stages of human development.  Visit the site for an extensive list of review articles on pediatric health and human development topics and up-to-date clinical research,

 

Family Doctor.org – Website sponsored by the National Association of Family Doctors containing clinical information regarding pediatric health questions.

 

Adults and Children Together Against Violence (ACT) – A violence prevention project that focuses on adults who raise, care for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years. It is designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem-solving.  Site contains information on discipline, managing anger, and resolving conflicts.

Family TLC – Organization aimed to provide busy, caring adults with a means to encourage learning and enrich relationships with their children.  Visit this site to find parenting tips and age-appropriate child activities (games, sports, crafts, music, cooking, nature and more).

Kidnetic.com – Website dedicated to the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity for kids and their families.  The Kidnetic.com Parents’ Guide provides lots of ideas and tips to get the whole family involved in making healthier food choices, managing portion size, and getting active together.  The side includes lots of kid-pleasing recipes, including a category of "Family-Friendly" recipes that you and your kids can make together.

 

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