Critical Web Resources for Raising Kids Under 10

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Kids development is so complex and goes by so fast –  it’s difficult to keep up. Parents of young children need to be armed with the latest advice and resources to keep their kids healthy, happy and safe. This index of web resources directs parents to leading authorities and useful sites to help them better understand and enhance their kids’ lives.


Child Development

Developmental Guide: Birth to 19: A handy authoritative guide to all aspects of child development.

Family Media and Technology Use: Simple tips for enjoying media and technology safely.

PBS Parents: Tips and advice on a variety of parental concerns from the one and only trusted public source.

Understanding Child Development: Provides details on milestones, developmental delay and developmental disabilities.

What to Expect and When to Seek Help: Bright Futures has downloadable guides for infants, early childhood, middle childhood and adolescent child development.

Zero to Three: From the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, a guide to the critical early years.


Discipline and Behavior

Biting, Bullying and Bad Behavior in Preschool: Advice and tips on helping little ones with their in-school behavior.

Effective Discipline for Children: Tips for proper discipline from Pediatrics and Child Health.

Getting Kids to Sleep: Tips and tricks to help kids get the sleep they need.

Separation Anxiety: Important advice on dealing with one of the most common childhood issues.

Stand Up to Bullying: Five important tips to help keep your child safe and happy.

Toilet Training Plan: Seven simple steps for potty training.


Health and Safety

Common Childhood Illnesses: The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center provides information on everything from allergies and colds to safety and prevention.

Guide to an ADHD Diagnosis: From the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), everything to help a parent understand the diagnosis.

Immunization Schedules: The CDC provides detailed guidance on vaccinations.

Kids and Bicycle Safety: Tips and guidelines to keep bicycles safe and fun.

MedlinePlus: Symptoms, treatment and prevention for over 900 conditions and illnesses from the National Institutes of Health.

Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Tips for recognizing the symptoms and finding resources.

Speak Up Be Safe: A comprehensive program for preventing abuse, neglect and societal risks that offers tips and best practices for parents.


Recreation, Activities and Crafts

Busy Bee Crafts: Animal, holiday, outdoor, seasons, Sunday School and edible craft ideas to do with the kids.

Children and Sports: Guidance and tips for every age from the Mayo Clinic.

Coaching for Character: Tools and guides to help coaches instill character as well as a love for the game.

Common Sense Media: Reviews movies, games, books, apps, websites and more, for quality and age-appropriateness.

National Park Service For Kids: Camping and outdoor adventure ideas nationwide.

Science Experiments: Easy science activities from National Geographic for Kids.

Swim Schools: Nationwide directory of swim schools for all ages from the U.S. Swim School Association.


Parent Well-Being

Circle of Moms: Tips, community and chat, just for moms.

DadRevolution: Dads from across the country collect and share stories and experiences that entertain and teach

Healthy Parents Healthy Kids: Offers tips and advice to help parents stay healthy and happy.

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