Thursday, April 29, 2010

Web Resources for Parents

Sometimes as parents and caregivers, all we have are a few minutes to browse online for parenting information...and boy, do we have questions! :) Here are some resources online for parents that can, hopefully, guide you to some answers for your family. - Born Learning - You probably already know that children are born learning and their early years are really important. But what exactly do children need during these early years? How can we as parents help them succeed in school? United Way of America partnered with the Ad Council, Civitas, and Families and Work Institute to create Born Learning to provide families and communities with some guidance. - Child & Family Web Guide: Expert Reviewed Sites on Children & Families. From their site: "The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence." - One Tough Job - Doesn't the title say it all? Parents have a rewarding, but tough job. All of those smiles, laughs, and love...but along with it, many parents find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted.  Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund created One Tough Job to provide real parents with practical, supportive information for their parenting journey. - Oregon Parental Information and Resource Center -  From their site:
"The Oregon Parental Information and Resource Center (OR PIRC) provides resources, information, and training to educators and family members throughout Oregon, with a focus on Latino families and families with limited incomes, to create meaningful school-family partnerships for youth success." - National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse - From their site: "The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) is funded by the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance's (OFA) and supports efforts to assist States and communities to promote and support Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage." Check out some great video clips here: - OSU Extension Parenting Resources - Featured newsletter articles and activity ideas from Oregon State University's Extension Service. You can subscribe to receive parenting newsletters in your email inbox. - Talaris Research Institute - Providing parents with research and support for raising socially and emotionally healthy children. Check out their related site:

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