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The Birds and the Bees: Talking to Young Teens About Sex
How did you learn about sex? My husband tells about coming home from school one day to find a book about "reproduction" (not sex) on his bed. Nothing was ever said about it. I, on the other hand, am part of a whole generation of girls who learned about menstruation and the mechanics of making and having babies from a movie shown after school "for girls only." Little was said at my house beyond some hemming and hawing about whether I should go to the film. Friends of mine learned what little they knew from friends, some of whom had more enlightened parents, but most of whom had equally ignorant friends. Is it any wonder that most of us were more than a little confused?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-birds-and-the-bees-talking-to-young-teens-about-sex/000560 - 22-Dec-2003 - Hits: 1078 - Rate This | Details
A Place for Us... Oppositional Defiant Support Group
Personal stories, articles, links, and information for oppositional defiant and other conduct disorders. Oriented toward the teens who suffer from these problems.
http://www.conductdisorders.com/ - 18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 2511 - Rate This | Details
A solid child and adolescent mental health and parenting resource from the NYU Child Study Center.
http://www.aboutourkids.org - 8-Aug-2001 - Hits: 1110 - Rate This | Details
Child Mental Health
Addresses mental disorders, behavioral disorders, child abuse, trauma, disaster and advocacy issues. Provides information including child mental health news, topics and research results about disorders including Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Autism, Schizophrenia and Eating Disorders. Serves the needs of children, families and professionals.
http://www.childadvocate.net/childmentalhealth/ - 6-Nov-2002 - Hits: 1678 - Rate This | Details
LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals. Features a helpful FAQ on learning and developmental disabilities, a special section for teachers, an active online community in their bulletin boards section, a section highlighting personal stories and essays, an updated calendar, a place for kids and an Ask the Doctor section where Web site visitors can have their questions answered by Dr. Silver. A helpful, easy-to-use site that is a good first stop for learning disabilities information and community support online.
http://www.ldonline.org/ - 21-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1392 - Rate This | Details
Real-life dramas are scripted and provided for your enjoyment and education via text or RealAudio playback. Categories include parental, marital and teen/child issues. Each section has a number of "plays" which address real-life issues. For example, under the marital category, issues such as money, exhaustion, sex, and discipline are addressed. A very unique and valuable online resource.
http://www.wholefamily.com/ - 5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2132 - Rate This | Details
Adoption Connection provides support and resources to adoptive parents as they grow their families as well as to birth mothers as they gain stability during and after their pregnancies.
http://adoptionconnection.org - 12-Jul-2016 - Hits: 1 - Rate This | Details
Postpartum Mood Disorders: Common, Complex, Distinct and Treatable
The "baby blues," as they're often called, are misunderstood and minimized by too many people. This article helps you to understand what happens after a woman gives birth and the types of symptoms you can expect that are associated with postpartum depression.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/postpartum-mood-disorders-common-complex-distinct-and-treatable/000779 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 817 - Rate This | Details
AdoptHelp is a leading US adoption center specializing in newborn baby adoptions. They offer separate programs and a wide range of services for both birth parents and adoptive families.
http://www.adopthelp.com/ - 28-Mar-2016 - Hits: 55 - Rate This | Details
Links to discussions, blogs, and information about the pros and cons of adoptions. Also includes chats and stories.
http://www.adoption.com/ - 17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 871 - Rate This | Details
All 4 Kids UK Family Directory and Parent Resource
Find UK-based stores, services and activities for kids with this family directory and resource for parents and caregivers. Search by area or by categories such as holidays, nurseries, children's clothing, baby equipment suppliers, toys, gifts and activity camps.
http://www.all4kidsuk.com - 9-Apr-2005 - Hits: 390 - Rate This | Details
Need expert parenting advice or parenting tips? Parenting help, or answers to parenting problems and questions?
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https://askachildpsychologist.com/ - 10-May-2002 - Hits: 753 - Rate This | Details
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
This site, developed by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, provides users with free information about what the research has shown to be the most effective mental health psychotherapy treatments available today. It reviews the research data in an objective and easy-to-read manner.
http://www.abct.org/Help/?m=mFindHelp&fa=WhatIsEBPpublic - 29-Sep-2010 - Hits: 484 - Rate This | Details
At-Risk has been compiled as a resource for parents and the general public in search of information about at-risk youth. This site will present you with information and articles about helping at-risk youth.
Over the past decade, more and more attention has been given to the issues associated with at-risk youth, including youth crime, violence, sex, substance abuse, poor academic performance, etc. Research shows that at-risk youth struggle with complex issues and scenarios that are brought on by peers, mentors, family members and difficult social environments. The increased complexity of today’s at-risk youth has forced parents and federal agencies to work together to find solutions. There has been growing interest in community-based efforts that help to educate and direct at-risk youth and families to a variety of helpful services.
http://www.at-risk.org/ - 21-Jan-2005 - Hits: 604 - Rate This | Details
Written by a licensed psychologist, BabyShrink focuses on the critical first years of life with baby. Based on research and the practical experience of a psychologist and mother of four young children, this parenting support website answers questions online and posts items of interest to parents.
http://babyshrink.com/ - 11-Jun-2010 - Hits: 358 - Rate This | Details
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs offers a variety of club programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
http://www.bgca.org/ - 4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 306 - Rate This | Details
Bullies 2 Buddies
This site offers effective solutions on how to stop bullying and teasing, how to stop children from fighting and how to turn your enemies into friends.
http://www.bullies2buddies.com/ - 14-Jun-2006 - Hits: 755 - Rate This | Details
Bullying Online is a UK charity helping parents and pupils deal with school bullying. There are 30 sections on the site giving practical advice and personal advice is given by email. A helpful resource for any parent or child who needs some help with this issue.
http://www.bullying.co.uk/ - 28-Aug-2003 - Hits: 493 - Rate This | Details
Center for Social and Emotional Education
This multi-disciplinary education and research center supports teachers and parents to raise socially and emotionally healthy children. The site includes guidelines, interviews with experts, FAQs, chapters and other resources.
http://www.schoolclimate.org/ - 27-Oct-2004 - Hits: 785 - Rate This | Details
Serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues.
http://www.childadvocate.net - 12-Sep-2000 - Hits: 874 - Rate This | Details
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
A UK child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) resource and discussion forum for parents, young people and professionals. Contains information for young people on bullying, psychosis, depression, substance abuse, ADHD, autism, eating disorders and OCD. This online resource also provides links to relevant books for both young people and professionals.
http://www.camh.org.uk/ - 13-Oct-2003 - Hits: 910 - Rate This | Details
Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Child Abuse and Neglect,
- Foster Care (Out-of-Home Care), and
Information for families, such as:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/ - 5-Oct-2006 - Hits: 320 - Rate This | Details
Childswork/Childsplay is a brand that provides products for the teaching and counseling of special needs and emotionally troubled kids and teens. The full product line includes games, books and multimedia tools.
http://www.childswork.com/home.php - 26-Mar-2015 - Hits: 152 - Rate This | Details
Coping Skills for Kids and Brain Works Project
This free and open-source learning website introduces pre-teens, their parents and teachers to brain-based coping skills lessons, activities and resources. It includes both individual exercises, quizzes and interactive features as well as suggestions for classroom or home learning projects. A free Brain Works & Coping Kids e-newsletter is available for website visitors wishing updates, news, exemplary school and home learning projects, interviews and research on brain-based coping skills. This is a "preparation for adolescence" project based on over five years of classroom evaluated demonstrations with over 500 4th through 6th graders.
http://www.copingskills4kids.net - 5-Mar-2008 - Hits: 511 - Rate This | Details
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Mailing list: mailto:[email protected] - 21-Feb-2000 - Hits: 487 - Rate This | Details
Divorce Support and Care
Website designed by a divorce recovery counselor addressing emotional issues related to divorce. Topics include: telling kids about divorce, best custody arrangements, stages of emotions in divorce etc..
http://www.divorce-support-and-care.com - 9-Apr-2007 - Hits: 452 - Rate This | Details
Alan Greene, M.D., provides thorough answers to pediatric and childhood questions. Topics include bed-wetting, ear infections, eating/nutrition, potty training and sleeping. This is a great site for parents learning about their child, newborn or infant from a recognized expert in childhood and pediatric health care.
http://www.drgreene.com - 13-Jan-2002 - Hits: 813 - Rate This | Details
A comprehensive, well-designed site that sports hundreds of professionally written and reviewed articles on raising children. Also supports a free community, parenting news and ask-the-expert services.
http://www.drspock.com/ - 26-Jan-2001 - Hits: 753 - Rate This | Details
dysTalk provides information to parents regarding learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and ADHD.
http://www.dystalk.com/ - 25-Jan-2010 - Hits: 678 - Rate This | Details
Experience Journal: Pediatric Depression
The Experience Journal, developed by Drs. DeMaso and Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, is an online collection of stories from children, parents, siblings and health care providers on what it is like to live with specific emotional and physical illnesses. With pictures, narratives, and short movies, the Journal is an evolving, online community.
Designed for individuals looking for insights from other people who have been in situations similar to their own, the Experience Journal serves patients and families. "In the rush to care for the needs of ill youngsters, the impact of their conditions on their families, and even their caregivers, is often forgotten." says Dr. DeMaso. "Given the millions of children facing chronic illness, promoting successful coping is of vital public health importance." The Experience Journal contains five forums on childhood depression, pediatric heart disease, organ transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease, and pediatric obesity. Journals on ADHD, asthma, deafness and hearing loss, and bereavement are under development.
http://www.experiencejournal.com/ - 14-Jun-2007 - Hits: 694 - Rate This | Details