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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Helping your adolescent or teen navigate through their first relationships can be a tough for any parent. The CDC offers great advice for navigating the murky waters.



Date Hook Up
This page will help you understand your pre-teen's or teen’s desire for dating and romance, information on how to keep lines of communication open, and advice from other parents who have traveled the same road.



University of Minnesota Extension
This page offers advice on knowing when your teens are ready to date, and how to monitor your child’s behavior when they begin the dating process.



iVillage Parenting
This web site contains LOTS of great parenting tips from parent educators, as well as other parents. The Ages and Stages section features articles for parents of children from birth to teens. There is also a message board for parents to interact with other parents.



Parenthood Web
Parents can subscribe to this free weekly electronic newsletter offered to subscribers. This newsletter allows you to select a topic and read articles on this topic by experts in the field. Parents are invited to add their comments and read other parents' comments in the "forum." In addition, parents can access articles, surveys, and chat with other parents during live and scheduled chats. This site is easily navigable also!



Parent's Guide to the Internet
This Department of Education web page contains a pamphlet to assist and encourage parents to learn the internet so they may help their children develop these same skills. Includes very helpful, step by step information for parents including: a history of the internet, basic computer terms, how to use the internet, and practice examples. There is also a section related to child "safe-surfin" issues. Contains LOTS of links into family fun sites also!



Zero to Three
Zero to Three's web site has both parent and professional sections. In the parent section, there are articles adapted from their bi-monthly bulletin, weekly messages to parents, a guide to helping parents whose child is going through a developmental assessment, information on developmental milestones and more.



Common Sense Parenting
Boys Town and Common Sense Parenting sponsor this web site. The site includes articles for parents, a question and answer section covering a variety of topics, and a link to Boys Town Press to view resources.



Parent's Resource Center
Parents can find fun activities to do with their children on this web site. Activities are available for multiple age groups. This site also lists recipes, links to kid-related sites, and parenting tips for various ages and stages of development. In addition, the site also features a missing children segment which displays photos of missing children.



The National Parenting Center
Parenting authorities (doctors, psychologists, and parenting experts/authors) offer advice for parents. The articles are based on age-specific groups, which offer a variety of advice for children in each stage of development.



Sesame Street Parents
This page is produced by Sesame Street, and contains good articles for parents on behavior/discipline, education, family & community, heath, and safety issues. It also has a child development section that allows parents to pick topics related to their child's age range. In addition, it features activities for parents and kids, and a listing of child related product reviews.



Parents as Teachers
This web site serves to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.



Born Learning
Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.



Darkness 2 Light
Darkness 2 Light has a mission to diminish the incidence and impact of child sexual abuse, so that more children will grow up healthy and whole. Their programs will raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.



Adults and Children Together Against Violence
ACT Against Violence has a mission to educate communities and adults to create safe, healthy environments that protects children and youth from violence. The program accomplishes its mission by disseminating research-based information and skills to adults in simple, accessible, user-friendly messages and materials.



The Fatherhood Initiative
National Fatherhood Initiative was created to ensure that every child has what they need to succeed: the love and support of an involved, responsible and committed father. Their mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with an involved, responsible, and committed father.



PBS Parents
Using tools from the programs children know and love, this site will guide parents in the areas of education, development and creative play.



Parenting Counts
The mission of Parenting Counts is to promote successful parenting by making research-based information about raising socially and emotionally healthy children, birth to five, accessible to parents and caregivers through the Parenting Counts family of educational materials.



National Movement for America's Children
Our most basic obligation is to support the healthy development of our nation's children. To be stewards of the next generation and, in doing so, be stewards of our entire future.Our most basic obligation is to support the healthy development of our nation's children. To be stewards of the next generation and, in doing so, be stewards of our entire future.