Parenting

    March, 2009

  • Surrogacy - March 26, 2009 10:04 AM
    For prospective parents unable to have a successful pregnancy, surrogate motherhood can be a viable option for having a family. This Surrogacy Web Guide can help you learn more about what surrogacy is, how to choose a surrogate and, if you’re considering becoming a surrogate mother, how to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
  • January, 2009

  • Foster Care - January 12, 2009 01:56 PM
    Children of foster parents often come from families in crisis, so adults thinking of becoming foster parents must research this choice carefully. This Web guide can help you decide whether you’re ready to be a foster parent, find support resources, and if you are (or were) in the foster care system as a youth, connect you with others who have had similar experiences.
  • October, 2008

  • Lice - October 14, 2008 10:24 AM
    Lice are parasitic insects that live in human hair. Usually more irritating than dangerous, these little critters can be a chore to get rid of (and prevent in the first place). The resources in this Web guide can help you accomplish both of those goals.
  • September, 2008

  • Teething - September 25, 2008 10:38 AM
    Teething is an often-difficult rite of passage for infants and toddlers (and let’s face it, for their parents, too). Taking care of a youngster’s discomfort during this time and learning how to care for new teeth once they emerge requires some patience—and maybe a little research. Use this Web guide to help answer your teething-related questions.
  • August, 2008

  • Potty Training - August 11, 2008 03:14 PM
    Potty training is a milestone that most parents eagerly anticipate for their children. If you’re looking forward to relieving yourself of diaper duty, this Web guide can help you determine when your child is ready to start potty training, figure out how to potty train and find answers for potty training problems.
  • March, 2008

  • Shopping for Baby - March 06, 2008 11:01 AM
    Congratulations! Whether this is your first or fifth child, having a baby is exciting. A new baby means love, joy and a whole new world of responsibilities. Babies also require some special gear, though what they need and how much you should spend on it is a seemingly endless debate. Luckily, the Web can help you determine what is best for your family and where to get it.
  • February, 2008

  • Single Parenting: A Mix of Families on the Web - February 28, 2008 04:48 PM
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 12.9 million single-parent families in 2006, including 10.4 million single-mother families and 2.5 million single-father families. Because these numbers are fairly substantial, more and more parenting and family resources on the Web contain a section devoted to single-parent families explaining what life is like as a single parent. This Web guide highlights some of the best.
  • January, 2008

  • Pregnancy: Information You're Expecting - January 16, 2008 12:00 PM
    Want to know exactly what to expect during a given week of your pregnancy or what foods to avoid when you're expecting? The sites below can answer the questions you have about your pregnancy from start to finish. Find out how to choose a doctor, how to stay happy and healthy during your pregnancy, even how to get your home and family baby-ready with the sites in this guide. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
  • October, 2007

  • Learning Disabilities: Resources for Treatment, Research and News - October 17, 2007 11:38 AM
    Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney and many other extremely successful people in history overcame learning disabilities despite a lack of information and tools to help them. Today, those with learning disabilities have the benefit of technology to help them succeed. Learn about learning disability symptoms, the importance of proper diagnosis, treatment plans and available resources.
  • Fertility Problems - October 08, 2007 10:01 PM
    Use the following guide to help you find the medical and personal information you need to understand fertility problems and move forward with the expansion of your family. You'll find a general overview of fertility issues, explanations of causes and treatments, information about related conditions, and places to go for support.
  • Autism Resources: Using the Web to Understand the Autistic World - October 08, 2007 04:44 PM
    According to the Wall Street Journal, somewhere between one in 500 and one in 166 children in the United States have autism. Autism has no definite causes or cures, and can seem like a devastating diagnosis for the patient and for his or her loved ones. However, people with autism can live successful, happy lives. In this Autism Resources Web Guide, you'll find valuable information for those with autism, and gain the knowledge you need to make life as rich as possible for you and your family.
  • June, 2007

  • International Adoption - June 21, 2007 09:53 AM
    Whether you have already decided to adopt internationally or are first exploring the possibility, the Web can give you an overview of the international adoption process and U.S. international adoption requirements. Online, you'll be able to research countries that have established international adoption programs, learn about the associated costs and how to select a reputable adoption agency, learn about potential issues facing children who have spent time in orphanages, find support groups in your area, and find current adoption-related news and publications.
  • Parenting - June 15, 2007 05:47 PM
    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.