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Online Parenting Resources
There are many places on the internet to find parenting advice and information. These are a few we think are particularly good.
Ages and Stages Questionnaire – A parent-completed questionnaire to check your child’s physical, social and emotional development for Birth to 5 years.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Facts for Families
Autism Notes.com – Resources, Encouragement, Support, Community
Autism Society – Improving the lives of all affected by autism.
Autism Speaks – Family services, research, and advocacy
Born Learning – Explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities with your young child.
Center for Effective Parenting - Handouts for parents on topics in three main age ranges: Early Childhood, School-age Childhood, and Parental Involvement in Education (hand outs are available in English & Spanish)
Child and Family Web Guide
A comprehensive collection of expert reviewed sites on children and families. Online searches for many parent topics yield information that is inconsistent with child development research. The WebGuide selects sites that have the highest quality child development research and that are parent friendly.
Tufts University – Eliot Pearson Department of Child Development
Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network – CYFERnet
Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon – Parenting Tips
Circle of Parents – a network of parent-led self-help groups
Connect Safely (Smart Socializing Starts Here) – multiple resources on safe use of fixed and mobile social media
Corvallis-Benton County Library’s Birth to 6 webpage – Early Literacy Newsletter, storytime & event announcements, blog, early literacy activity information, BookFlix
Corvallis-Benton County Library’s Parenting Collection Guide – find new parenting books, reading suggestions, downloadable parenting books and audiobooks, and online parenting resources
Family Talk About Drinking-A parent resource guide for prevention of underage drinking, with written materials & videos for age groups:
1-11, 12-17, 18-21
Good Enough Moms™ (GEMs) Parent Forum
Growing Child, Inc. – Subscribe to age-based newsletters
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Information and links to benefits and assistance
Just in Time Parenting – Resources from OSU Extension
Articles, age-based newsletters (English & Spanish), webinars, podcasts, “Ask an expert” feature.
LaLeche League of Oregon – Breastfeeding education, information, support, and encouragement. Online help, local group meetings. (English & Spanish)
Linn Together – Parenting Tips to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse – Tips for Dads – great videos
Navigating Life’s Journey – University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
One Tough Job – parent resources from the Children’s Trust Fund of Massachusetts
(English and Spanish)
Parent Further – a Search Institute resource for families
Parenting Resources – USA.gov
Parenting Press – a publisher of books on parenting, maintains a page of Weekly Parenting Tips excerpted from their publications.
Raising Teens Project – distills 300 research studies into Ten Tasks of Adolescent Development and Five Basics of Parenting Adolescents, including key messages and strategies for parents.
r.i.s.e. – respect, inspire, support and educate – for children and youth with disabilities
Text4baby – free messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year
Univ. of Washington – Active Bodies, Active Minds: Screen Time Reduction Information and Resources
Washington Parenting Education Network blog – thoughtful commentary on many parenting topics. Links to blogs of several parenting educators in Washington state.
Willamette Kid Culture blog - See what family friendly events are happening in the mid-valley area. Also find links to other local resources in theater, dance, music, art, education, recreation, maternity/baby, and attractions.
Young Adult Development Project – research and parenting resources on development between the years of 18 to 25, distilled by the MIT Center for Work, Family and Personal Life
Kindergarten Readiness brochure–see what you can do to help prepare your children for Kindergarten.