Articles

Resources for Parents, Families, Adolescents and Children

Articles & Information

Autism
Don't Give Up On a Child with Autism--View The Family Project article from with information from Dr. Karen Senft.

Behavioral Health Issues
"Facts for Families"--The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) provides facts sheets on topics such as psychiatry, evaluations, counseling, mental health diagnoses, common behavioral problems, and much more.

Bullying
Mental Health Association 
WiredSafety--The world's largest Internet safety and help group.  It provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages.  Helps victims of cyberstalking and child safety.  Helps parents with issues such as MySpace and cyberbullying.

Child Abuse
ChildAbuse.com--Created to support, inform and encourage those dealing with child abuse.    

Child Development
Child Development Review--There are parent questionnaires and child observation tools available to provide systematic ways to obtain information from parents, observe young children directly and talk with parents about their children.
Child & Family Web Guide--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.

Early Childhood Mental Health
What is Early Childhood Mental Health?--
Information from PA Recovery.

General Parenting
CYFERnet--Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network--This site offers practical research-based information from the nation's leading universities on early childhood, school age, teens, parents/family and community.
eXtension--eXtension provides objective and research-based information and learning opportunities that help people improve their lives.  eXtension is an educational partnership of 74 universities in the United States.  There is a wealth of information for parents.
Governor’s Commission for Children and Families--List of Health and Human Services, Advocacy Resources, and Parent Guides.
KidsHealth.org--KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site providing doctor-approved health information about children from birth to adolescents.  Web site offers a Parents Site (practical parenting information and news), a Kids Site (homework help and how the body works), and a Teen Site (answers, advice and straight talk).
Just in Time Parenting--Direct access to age-paced resources and expert advice.
Instilling Healthy Habits--View article from Parents.com; Tried talking to your kids about healthy habits?  They probably tuned you out!  Show them instead.
MVParents
--A trusted resource for raising smart, strong, responsible kids.  Offers a collection of weekly affirmations and parenting tips from the experts at Search Institute, designed to speak to the specific parenting issues facing you and your child or teenager from a positive, asset-building perspective. 
Overindulgence--How Much is Enough?--This site is dedicated to research on the overindulgence of children and teaching parents what to do instead.  This site is informative and educational.
Thinking Child--Articles that deal with various parenting topics.
University of Minnesota Extension Service--Resources For Parents, Information for Parents of Teens Series, Parenting Apart--Divorce & Separation, Teen Talk and Thriving With Your Teen.

Grandparenting 
AARP--American Association of Retired People--The AARP web site has a special section dedicated to grandparenting issues with resources and a tool kit.

Health
Instilling Healthy Habits--View article from Parents.com; Tried talking to your kids about healthy habits?  They probably tuned you out!  Show them instead.

Just for Kids
KidsHealth.org 
Dealing with Feelings
Going to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Therapist

Growing Up 

How to Deal with Bullies

People, Places and Things That Help Me

Just for Teens
KidsHealth.org 
School and Jobs
Sexual Health 

Staying Safe 

Your Body 

Your Mind

Teen Central
--A network for teens to access supports. Log on for advice from trained counselors and peers 24/7.  Being a teen isn't always easy.  Each day you face choices related to school, parents, dating, and fitting in.  Growing up can often be complicated by drugs, violence in schools, relationships, divorce, abuse and personal loneliness.  But you're not alone.  TeenCentral.Net is a unique web site developed by KidsPeace.  It connects you to other teens from around the country and throughout the world, and to a wealth of problem-solving resources just for you.

Postpartum Depression
Parents.com--Most mom's experience some form of the post-baby blues.  Get the information you need from Parents.com to tell if it is something more serious.  Identify your risk of postpartum depression and find out how to cope.

Safety
WiredSafety--The world's largest Internet safety and help group.  It provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages.  Helps victims of cyberstalking and child safety.  Helps parents with issues such as MySpace and cyberbullying.