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by Kevin Heath CEO of More4kids
Top Websites for Parents
List of Top Parenting Websites for Moms and Dads
One of many parenting websites, More4kids is chock-full of articles on any aspect of parenting you can think of and for any age. Whether you’re nursing an infant, potty-training a toddler, helping a third-grader with homework, or buying a cell phone for a teenager, this website has advice and ideas to help you out.
Dr. Michele Borba
Dr. Michele Borba dedicates her life to helping families and children. She specializes in educational psychology and is an advocate for children. Her site is an invaluable resource helping to prevent bullying through encouraging empathy and resilience. Every parent needs to check out. http://micheleborba.com/
Need to buy a gift for a child? This website provides information and reviews on the best toys and educational products. It also offers tips on selecting and links to online toy stores. http://www.drtoy.com
The parenting section of kids.gov has a ton of resources for parents. You can learn about online safety, tips for teaching math to your child with the help from online math tutoring services, reading tips and a lot more. They also have different apps such as a Talmud app that can help you with Jewish Rabbinic texts. This is a great directory of resources every parent should bookmark. https://kids.usa.gov/parents/art-and-music/index.shtml
An all-encompassing website that covers all aspects of family life from pregnancy to babies, kids, and teens. A comprehensive section contains articles about education and sel curriculum lesson plans from grade level help to homeschooling. Other areas of interest include areas of family life, food with meal planning cooking tips, and advice from the experts. http://www.familyeducation.com/
The National Parenting Center
While there are many parenting websites this site has a little bit of everything – printables for the kids, recipes, parenting articles for all ages, a message board, and more. Find support and advice for all things parenting. Discover what products and services receive their prestigious seal of approval. http://www.tnpc.com/
Zero to Three
This website focuses on babies and toddlers up to age three. Its parenting section includes articles on nutrition, brain development, child care, sleep, and more. Learn all you can about early development and how to be the best parent to our youngest family members. http://www.zerotothree.org/
What ails you? The Family Doctor website is a blog-style site that covers most all things health and medical. Learn more about health conditions, prevention of illnesses and wellness.
This website is divided into three categories. For parents offering advice and help. For kids offering homework help and education. The teens section offers straight talk like teens like and advice.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The AAP website is a good go to if you have a question about your child’s health. They have articles about nutrition, fitness, general health, growth and development, and more. What better authority on children’s health than a board-certified pediatrician. http://www.aap.org/
Your favorite parenting magazine also has a website with articles, recipes, craft ideas, and more. Find advice on fertility and pregnancy, baby, toddlers, and older children. Fun articles about holidays and food offer good tips and advice. http://www.parents.com/
Parenting.com is the mother of the parenting websites. It covers all stages of parenting. Here you will find information for expectent parents, babies, toddlers, tweens and teens. http://www.parenting.com
Where do you turn when it comes to entertainment for the family? Parent Previews has done the homework for you when it comes to movies. Check the website and find out if the movie is fit for children. http://www.parentpreviews.com/
Parents Television Council
Not all television shows are created equal and more than not are not fit for children viewing. The Parents Television Council is a non-partisan education organization aimed to help parents raise their kids and make informed decisions when it comes to the entertainment their children watch. They offer means to get involved with their cause through their interactive website. http://www.parentstv.org
Common Sense Media
We all need help navigating the media choices available to our children today. These websites review movies, television shows, video games, and music to help us determine what is appropriate for our children. The website caters to parents, educators, and advocates. http://www.commonsensemedia.org
The College Savings Plans Network gives comprehensive information about the 529 savings plans. Saving for college for your children is wise to start early. Receive advice and reports when it comes to saving for the important education of your child’s future. http://www.collegesavings.org
A simple website with advice about parenting older children through their teen years. Advice covers many topics teens and parents face today. While some of the articles are dated, the advice is timeless. http://www.parentingteens.com/
Parenting teenagers brings a whole new set of issues and questions. Safe Teens.com offers articles and advice on everything from communication and curfews to drug use and internet safety. Also available are parents’ guides for social media usage. http://www.safeteens.com/
The National PTA offers a parenting website aimed at parents of school aged children. Become and advocate and receive advice for schools and families. Also keep abreast of school news and events. http://www.pta.org/
The National Association for the Education of Young Children is all about educating the young children. From the website after yo become a member you will have access to publications, and learn about their conferences and events. An area is designated just for families. http://www.naeyc.org
Parents and Guardians NEA (http://www.nea.org/parents)
The NEA stands for National Education Association. It’s not just an organization for teachers only. They extend a hand to parents and guardians offering partnerships and support. Articles help parents with school aged children regardless if they are homeschooled or in a public school, thanks to this website I was able to buy dry erase paint online from Writey.
Bonus: The Step Family Foundation
Being a part of a step family can be tough at times and The Step Family Foundation are here to help ease the process of struggling parents and children. The basis of the foundation are in using standard psychotherapy to help work through feelings. Coaches and counselors are key role players in helping the families blended with steps. http://www.stepfamily.org/
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What is the most effective parenting style?
Many people believe authoritative parenting to be the most effective parenting style. Authoritative parenting emphasizes warmth, nurturing, improving social skills, and setting clear boundaries. It has has consistently been linked to positive outcomes for children.
What is the least effective parenting style?
Permissive parenting is one of the least effective parenting styles. It might seem appealing because it creates a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. However, it can lead to children lacking self-discipline and struggling with emotional regulation.
What is the number one rule of parenting?
The number one rule of parenting is actually three. LOVE, LIMIT and LET THEM BE. “Love” showers our kids with affection and support creates a nurturing environment where they feel secure and cherished. “Limit” helps our children understand boundaries and develop self-discipline. “Let them be” allows our kids to be themselves is crucial for their growth and self-discovery
Great list – I’m off to check out several of the links!
I would add Punkymoms (http://www.punkymomsforum.com), the best parenting forum I have ever come across.
There’s also http://www.kidfriendlynetwork.com
A great place to find kid friendly restaurants and dining experiences.
Great list, thanks for the info.
http://www.FreeBehaviorCharts.com is great for downloading free behavior charts and chore charts.
Thanks for compiling the list above. I’ve really enjoyed going through them. 🙂
thanks for the list. i really like this one I found called Plugged In Parents. it has articles about everything family-centered, even movie reviews. You can even email the staff pediatric nurse with questions.
Great resource for family life and health information
Great website for Dads of all ages! Gear, entertainment, cars, clothes, electronics, gadgets, articles on health, parenting, personal development, etc. Even has a great forum where you can discuss your topics of interest!
myself becoming a teen parent i have worries and this page really can help
For family adventures, fun, food and lots of chocolate, there’s http://www.heartandhome.net. It has regular blogs and lots of activities for all times of the year.
Thanks for the fun lists 🙂
With so many resources out there it can be overwhelming finding the perfect parenting website…who has the time to surf? Thanks for breaking it down.
Hi, my name is Brie Holmes my Husband is Joe Holmes and we have 15 kids 10 girls and 5 boys. My kids are Khloe, Kodi, Keaton, Karliey, Kalista, Kendra, Klara, Kamryn, Karri, Koleton, Kamdyn, Kandace, Karson, Konnar, & Kacei. I recently visited your website and it is amazing I enjoy all the information. Thank you for having this website as a first resort for help, fun, and ideas.
This site offers inspiring and oftentimes humurous stories about parenting. It is open to posts from anyone as long as the content is up to standard. Be sure to bring your tissues as this one can cause a few tears to be shed!
Wish it had existed when my son was young.
Wish it had existed whe my son was young.
Thanks for this great list of parenting websites. I would add http://www.mobimotherhood.org/MM/default.aspx and http://allaboutcolic.com/ which have been vital for me through my colic/breastfeeding troubles.
Thanks for the list, its fantastic. I have used a few of these to share with my parenting forum, I hope you dont mind. Thanks again.
Wow, Stacey, what a great list of websites. Thanks for all your research. I know that homeschoolers, other parents, grandparents, teachers and others are constantly looking for books that will even change book haters into book lovers. I wanted to help with that. I’m Dr. Steve Fortosis and I’m a professional writer and editor. I developed an interest in child literacy. When I realized how many were searching for children’s books, I began researching thousands of children’s books. I chose several hundred of the very best and placed them on a website arranged by age group and story description. You can find some of the best children’s books on the site. It contains both secular and religious. The site address is http://www.books-to-grow-by.com if you care to check it out.
What is the difference between bribing, blessing and rewarding children?
This web site offers bible based concepts and provides positive parenting techniques that have been proven over many years by frustrated parents who never thought they could find joy in parenting. This token system provides guaranteed success within 30 days.
This web site offers tips and ideas to creating healthy environments for children. Did you know that girls can start symptoms of PMS up to three years prior to a period? No wonder we parents are ready to pull our hair out with frustration! Learn how to spot symptoms and teach children to be responsible and accountable for their actions.
Just when you feel you are ready to give up, this web site gives insight and hope to frustrated parents of strong-willed and disrespectful attitudes of siblings and family members. A happy family atmosphere is guaranteed within 30 days.
This web site is a valuable pagemark in gaining insight to happy parenting for frustrated parents. The Happy Face Token System is a proven parenting app that works for difficult children with anti-conformist attitudes. They will be singing your praises and doing what you ask happily, the first time. Believe it! In fact it is guaranteed!
Ever wondered why children should be bribed to be obedient? Learn the difference between bribe, blessing and rewarding. This web site uses the scriptures to give insights learned by a frustrated mother trying to do her best as she reconciles her lack of ability to raise children unto God. After learning about this heaven-sent program, she truly could say she loved being a mother and found joy in the journey she had otherwise thought to be a dead-end.
Good Information. Thanks for sharing such a helpful list.
Some of the most confident girls and young women we know at Parenting Ideas are those who invest time in others, whether that be volunteering, raising funds for those in need, or helping siblings when they need a hand. Not only do girls take more learning risks when they assist others, they develop a range of high-level traits such as tolerance, patience and acceptance. Encouraging them to think well beyond themselves and their own circle of friends is important when parenting girls.