Ever wish that your kids came with an owner's manual? You might not get your wish exactly, but you can read a favorite parenting magazine online, find tips from other parents about raising children, supplement your children's education, learn how to keep them healthy or get advice on talking to them about tough issues. Use the sites in this Parenting Web Guide to make your search quick and successful.
With little ones running around, you probably don't have a great deal of time on your hands; the Internet is a quick and easy way to read up on the latest in parenting news and advice. In this section you'll find some catch-all sites that cover basic parenting issues.
- Most of the sites listed in this section are browsable by the age of your child. Look near the top or the sides of each homepage for buttons that will take you to age-specific areas of the site.
- Online shopping can be a great way for busy parents to save time. You can get baby gear, kids' clothes and toys, and even your groceries delivered right to your door. For more help with online shopping, see our findingDulcinea Shopping Web Guide.
For parenting sites that do it all ...
runs the gamut from pregnancy to getting your child ready for college and provides tips for keeping your child entertained as well as schooling information. There is also content specific to mothers, including a section on how moms can stay healthy.
offers a couple of free e-newsletters: "Practical Parenting" and "Feeding Your Family." This site has tips on how to conceive as well as information about finances, caring for a child with special needs, nutrition, and even information for grandparents. Parenthood.com hosts videos from the site MomMe TV that feature mothers talking candidly about motherhood—from pregnancy and birth to the tween and teenage years.
is the online version of the Canadian magazine of the same name. Here you'll find a collection of pre-conception, pregnancy, and parenting articles and resources. Most notable is the recipe search feature on the homepage (the search box is in the upper-left corner; click the circle that says "Recipe File" to search for recipes by keyword).
For parenting magazines ...
focuses on keeping you and your family healthy and happy with features on marriage, divorce, single parenting and even money tips in the "Your Life" section. Check out the Toy Finder
in the "Fun Times" section to search for toys by age and budget.
has a "Family Style" section that covers entertaining, holidays, even celebrity parent news. This site features the cartoon strip "Baby Blues" under its "Daily Laugh" section. Send in photos of your baby or family and you might find them featured on the magazine's Web site.
has an "Ages and Stages" section
that walks you through your child's development from birth to age 12. This site also has product buying guides and parenting guides. By clicking on any of the words in the "tag cloud" (the box full of keywords of various sizes) on the homepage, you'll be directed to related articles; if you scroll down to the bottom of the homepage you'll find links to all sections of the site.
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