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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No one can be a perfect replacement for a parent, but on the Internet you'll be able to find resources to help you choose an acceptable alternate caregiver for your child. Whether you need a temporary babysitter or are trying to decide who to appoint as legal guardian of your child, you'll find the resources you need online.
- Want to place a classified ad for a caregiver? You can do so online either through most local newspapers' Web sites or on an online classified site such as Craigslist.
- If you are looking for a new childcare provider, there are lots of Web sites that perform background checks on individuals for a fee, including Intelius.
For childcare providers and information ...
allows caregivers to post their credentials and availability so that parents can connect with them. Rate your previous caregivers or get recommendations for new ones from other CareSquare members.
is a quick and easy way for parents to find a babysitter (or to find a pet sitter). Simply enter your zip code to find nearby sitters; you can sort your results by proximity, by sitter name, or by the ratings that the sitter has received on the site. You can browse the sitters in your area for free, but membership will cost about $100/year (monthly plans are available).
The U.S. Department of Education
has a list of links to the child care licensing offices in each U.S. state. What your state provides on it's own site will vary, but some states offer parents information such as childcare statistics, tax write-off information, help locating a licensed child-care provider, and more.
For information about child guardianship and custody...
has a short and informative article describing the duties of a legal guardian and the process of appointing a legal guardian.
provides a list of 10 things to think about when choosing a guardian for your child. Also on this site you'll find explanations of the basics of guardianship like the difference between temporary and testamentary guardianship, how to establish a guardianship, and some examples of guardianship law in certain states.
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