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Internet Resources for Parents

The sites listed below are of special interest to parents and their children. You'll find resources both to help you as a parent, and to share with your children. Please check back often to see what new sites have been added.

You and Your Family: Sites of General Interest to Parents

  • Family.Com
    This online magazine includes features on education, computing, food, health, travel and activities.

You and Your Kids: Education Resources

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder Online
    An informative site which discusses ADD symptoms, federal education laws as they apply to ADD, pros and cons of medication, and home strategies for helping children cope with this disorder.
  • Family Education Network
    Organized by school grade level, this education and parenting resource aims to help parents help their children succeed. This site provides parents with the information and resources they need to actively participate in their children's learning process. Created in partnership with educational organizations such as the National PTA, American Association of School Administrators, and National School Boards Foundation.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Science
    Science begins at home! Every day is filled with opportunities to learn science--without expensive chemistry sets or books. This site from the US Department of Education will give you lots of ideas for activities to share with your child.
  • Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
    This extensive site helps meet the needs of parents and educators of gifted children. Included are articles, research, books, organizations, conferences, on-line support groups, academic programs, products, and organizations that support gifted education locally, nationally, and globally.
  • LD Online
    This web site is devoted to providing information about learning disabilities and providing a forum for parents and teachers of students with learning disabilities to exchange ideas. Here you'll find new research developments; a directory of national and local organizations; in depth material about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other learning disabilities; and a section of games, stories, and artwork by and for kids.
  • Project Appleseed: the National Campaign for Public School Improvement
    Project Appleseed has been working to increase parental involvement in all public schools since 1993. Their website provides resources to promote parental involvement and to help keep you up-to-date on important issues facing public schools today.
  • Super Kids Educational Software Review
    Here's a great site that can help save you money, and provide insights and advice that will improve your child's chances for success! Read unbiased reviews of children's software written by parents, teachers, and kids-- as well as feature articles, pricing information, and comparisons of computer programs. Stop here before you shop!

You and Your Kids: Parenting Resources

  • Empowering People
    Try the "Articles for Parents and Teachers"button for some interesting articles on positive discipline, view questions and answers concerning parenting and classroom issues, or ask your own questions.
  • Internet Resources for Parents and Those Who Work with Parents
    This site provides a long list of links to internet resources on a variety of topics of interest to parents.
  • Parent Soup
    Wow! No matter what you're looking for, you might want to make this your first stop.
  • Parenting Matters
    Articles and ongoing dialogue about raising cooperative, happy, responsible children and enjoying the process along the way. A super site!
  • Positive Parenting Online
    Another good site dedicated to providing you with resources and information to make parenting more rewarding, effective & fun!
  • You Can Handle Them All
    Getting close to the end of your rope? This site offers a step-by-step discipline model for dealing with over 100 different behavior problems at school and at home. An overview examines the causes of misbehavior, the core needs that motivate humans, and a four-step discipline model. Recommended for teachers and parents.

You and Your Kids Together Online: Internet Resources to Enjoy as a Family

  • 700+ Great Sites: Amazing, Spectacular, Mysterious, Colorful Web Sites for Kids and the Adults Who Care About Them
    Links to sites for kids, parents, teachers, caregivers and to school and library sites carefully selected by the American Library Association's Association for Library Service to Children.
  • FreeZone
    This is a site designed for kids ages 10-16 offering homework help, a monitored chat room, e-pals, puzzles, information and more. The folks at FreeZone share your concern for your child's online safety. Check out their Parents and Teachers Section for lots of good information!
  • The Kids on the Web
    Includes educational links, things for adults, homework tools, pen pals, and lots of "fun stuff"! (Parents, look under the "Safety on the Net" link for information about filtering software).
  • Safety on the Internet - For Kids
    This site is a "what if" question and answer approach to internet safety. Share it with your kids and discuss the issues before they go online!
  • SafeSurf Homepage
    Dedicated to making the internet safe for children, click on KID'S WAVE for a list of top sites devoted to educating and entertaining children.
  • Surfing the Net with Your Kids
    Links to favorite destination sites for kids which have been reviewed, rated and organized by topic. A new topic is offered every two weeks!