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.
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The information or advice that you are searching for online will vary greatly depending on the age of your child. While most of the information in this guide pertains to the needs of young children, this section looks at the many resources the Web provides that will help parents answer age-specific questions, regardless of whether you're looking for advice on an infant or teenager.
- Many of the parenting sites listed in other sections of this guide divide information by your child's age; these sections can provide valuable age-appropriate tips and tools for your child.
For advice on babies and toddlers ...
American Baby magazine
has a number of features that will give you an idea of what your baby's physical, social, and intellectual development might be like in each week or month through the second year of life and provides a guide to childhood illnesses that may help you prevent or understand your child's illness.
Zero to Three
is a nonprofit organization that encourages the healthy development of young children. You'll find lots of information about your baby's growth and development on this site: how to choose a caregiver, what to look for in your child's language development, how to teach your child through play, and much more.
lets you keep charts of your baby's sleeping, eating, and dirty diaper habits to help you better understand your child's patterns and make decisions about nap time or easily spot changes that could indicate illness. Enter your baby's data in real time, or do it just once a day, and Trixie Tracker will automatically generate charts to give a visual representation of your baby's patterns. You can get a two-week free trial, but after that there is a fee. Visit for subscription options
For advice parenting your elementary school child ...
from the Girls and Boys Town National Resource and Training Center has some helpful resources for what it calls the "discovery years." On this site you'll find links to articles about teaching your child to resist peer pressure, say no to drugs, and a number of resources to help ADHD students perform well in school
For advice parenting your adolescent or teenager ...
breaks down the tween and teenage years by grade in school and gives advice for parenting issues such as driving, dating, and your child's first job.
is a monthly newsletter that covers all things teen. You can get a trial issue or preview articles online for free. After that a subscription is $10 for 12 issues (one year) and unlimited Web access.
is a children's health site created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media. The "Parents" portion discusses tips for dealing with the emotions and behavior of children and their physical growth and development. There's also a handy "Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
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