General Links:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Click on the parent information page which offers 24 brochures of interest to parents on topics such as: Calming the Anxious Child, Sealants, Thumb, Finger and Pacifier Habits, and Children, Water, and Fluoride.

Discipline That Works

Some practical guidelines for parents that support a positive model of discipline.

Essential Back-to-School Tips

Getting ready for school? SmarterKids.com makes available a checklist for parents developed to ease the back-to-school anxiety.

Expect the Best From a Girl: That's What You'll Get

Topics of interest to parents raising daughters.

Family.Com: Hundreds of Ways to have Fun and Raise Great Kids

A good place for parenting advice and ideas. Features include software, toys, entertainment guides, and arts and crafts ideas.

Family Connections

The Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory makes available two sets of 30 fun-filled guides for parents and children to do together. The guides were developed to encourage families to become effectively involved in their children's education.

Family Education .com

Information for parents regarding child development, parenting challenges, special needs, expert advice and more.

FDA, Recalls and Safety Alerts

A list of items brought to the attention of the FDA over the past 60 days.

Free Things Kids Like to Do That Don't Involve TV

TV-free play and learning activities are listed in this insightful resource for parents.

Great Schools.net

A outstanding website that provides school profiles for all K-12 schools. Check this excellent resource when searching for a new school for your child.

Helping Your Child Get Ready for School

Activities to help children from birth to five years old as they prepare for school.

Homework Help

TEAMS offers links to sites that may help get that homework done well.

Homework Help Links

Ask the experts links and more resources for students and parents.

Improving Your Child's Thinking Skills

The Council for Exceptional Children offers these ideas to help parents learn how to improve children's thinking skills.

Information on Testing in General

SmarterKids.com provides information on the nature of academic testing, standardized testing and more.

Merriam-Webster OnLine - The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate

Dictionary and Thesaurus online -- free and searchable with definitions and audio pronunciations. You can also read the Word of the Day, play Word Games, etc.

Motivation for Learning: Parents Can Help

How can parents help motivate their children to learn?

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

Working to create more effective family-school partnerships to increase student achievement, empower parents, and support classroom teachers.

National PTA Website

A large collection of information resources for parents.

Parent Involvement at the Middle School Level

Article answering questions like: What is middle school? What are middle school students like? What can parents do to help children have success at home? At school? Why is it important for parents to be involved?

Parent Power

Parents are their childrens' first teachers laying the basic foundations. The National Education Association provides recipes for supporting the areas of reading, writing, math and science. Activities are divided into K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Parents Without Partners

An international organization dedicated to the interests of single parents and their children. The organization provides discussions, professional speakers, study groups, publication info, and social activities for families.

Stepfamily Association of America

A national organization supporting successful stepfamily living.

Ten Ways to Help Your Child Achieve Lifelong Success

Focus on the Family offers articles on ten ways to help children develop life skills that will teach them what they need to know to achieve success.

Top Signs of Trouble for Grades K-8

Family Education.com lists general expectations by grade level and provides learning activities, and games to encourage the development of skills.

Toy Hazard Recalls

A list of toys that have been recalled for safety reasons.

 


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