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Parenting

 

Parents Guide to the Internet - This site is designed to provide you with basic information about how to use the computer to find information and communicate with others. It tells you what you need to get started on the Internet—a vast network of computers that connects people and information all over the world—and points you to some of the many interesting, helpful, and fun resources available online for parents and children.

 

Parenting – 100's of websites with information for parents, teachers and caregivers who are concerned about children.

 

Stepfamily Network - The Stepfamily Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping stepfamily members achieve harmony and mutual respect in their family lives through education and support.

 

The Children's Partnership – A national, nonpartisan organization that provides timely information to leaders and the public about the needs of America's 70 million children – and promotes ways to engage all Americans to benefit children.

 

The Center for Young Women’s Health
The Center for Young Women’s Health at Children’s Hospital in Boston has re-launched its website about teen and young women’s health. The website has quizzes, interactive health chats and pages about gynecology, nutrition, fitness and sexuality.

to wars and disasters and offers advice for helping children cope with the terrorist attacks, and their aftermath.

 

The F.U.N. Place – This site has articles, games, chatrooms, and a variety of resources for the whole family.

 

Teens – Understanding emotional changes in your teenager

 

The Future of Children – This site is designed to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's wellbeing.

 

Family – A Disney site that offers a variety of resources for families.

 

Terrorism and Children – Judith Myers-Walls, a Purdue University Extension Specialist in Child development and family studies, has researched children's reactions to wars and disasters and offers advice for helping children cope with the terrorist attacks, and their aftermath.

 

 

Parent Talk Newsletter - This online newsletter from the National Parenting Center includes articles from physicians and psychologists that deal with subjects from pregnancy to adolescence. Site search engine, forums and membership information are also listed.

 

Time 2ACT - Time2Act.org "is intended to encourage discussion among professionals in education, the justice system, parents, students and the community to stimulate new approaches to these issues nationwide and initiate reform."

Personal Safety

 

National Network for Youth - The National Network for Youth is a 30-year –old national non-profit membership and advocacy organization committed to advancing its mission to ensure that young people can be safe and lead healthy and productive lives.

 

The National Beta Club - The National Beta Club promotes the ideals of character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. It strives to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.

 

Character Education - This site is dedicated to providing quality online, ready-to-use curriculum, activities and resources that integrate with and enhance the classroom experience. It allows schools and students to network together by sharing ideas and experiences with others in their community and nationwide.

 

 

National Clearing House For Drug and Alcohol Information For Kids – “This is a great place for kids to learn about substance abuse and how to deal with it in their lives. The site is produced by The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI).

 

Teen Central - Teen Central.Net allows teens to share their own stories, read stories by other teens, get feedback from trained professionals as well as other teens, and locate phone numbers for hotlines in their area.

 

Step On-Line - This site is dedicated "to making a difference in the lives of youth by addressing their interests, needs and concerns as they relate to drugs."

 

Kids Help Phone Line - This site has information on current topics specific to adolescents and teens.

Driving Under the Influence –“Alcohol., Drugs., and Cars. These things don't mix and this site has the death and injury statistics to prove it. Learn about the problem and what can be done about it. Although you may know you should never get into a car whose driver has been drinking, what do you say to your friend or relative? This site offers suggestions, and the most important one is to have a plan before you get into this situation.”

 

Bullying - Bullying.org encourages young people who are dealing with the issue of bullying to understand that they are not alone, that being bullied and teased is not their fault, and that they can do something about it.