Links of interest to parents


Links of interest to parents

DSEA does not recommend or endorse these sites but provides them to parents for their information and urges them to use them with caution.

America Goes Back to School: Get Involved! Involvement suggestions from the U.S. Department of Education

Information about ADD/ADHD

AudiologyInfo.Com C
Contains information related to hearing, special hearing tests for children, and general hearing tests

Awesome Library Organizes exploration of the World Wide Web with 10,000 resources.

Babyworld Provides an alternative (British) point of view on caring for a new baby.

Bilingual Families Web Page Contains articles on defining bilingualism and special problems of bilingual families by a woman interested in this subject.

Bilingual Parenting in a Foreign Language Contains family stories of parents raising their children in a foreign language, listings of resources.

Children's Literature Web Guide from the University of Calgary
Learn more about children's books.

Children's Television Workshop Online
Features articles from Sesame Street Parents that provide insight into preschoolers' physical, intellectual, and emotional development.

Community Update from the U.S. Dept. of Education, featuring "best practices" and focuses on how communities can learn from each other as they improve their schools.

Delaware's Parent Information Center,which strives to improve outcomes for all children, especially children with disabilities, by providing information, education, and support

Disney's Family.Com
Contains sections on activities, computing, learning, parenting, food, and travel; parenting section can be searched by age of child and topic.

Dr. Greene's House Calls
Pediatric wisdom for the information age is provided in a question and answer format on this site.

Contains advice from experts in the early childhood field.

Education Week on the Web
Education Week is a newspaper about what's happening in education, nationally and statewide, often dealing with education policy as it is being developed, as well as its impact in the classroom. This site also provides articles from past issues as background reading for interested parents and educators.

Fair Test Fact Sheets
Several fact sheets on student testing are available at this site which promotes fair and open student testing.

Family Learning: Parent Involvement Materials
Ideas from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication

Family Living Programs: Parenting the First Year
This site has the Parenting the First Year newsletter.

Fatherhood Project
Examining the future of fatherhood and developing ways to support men's involvement in childrearing.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
Contains information on healthy school meals.

Future of Children
Contains issues of an academic journal available in print and online.

Gauche! Left Handers in Society
Parents' section provides information on the early development of left-handers.

Hand in Hand
Works to share information about programs that expect, value, and nurture a family and community role in children's learning.

I Am Your Child
Contains information on child development from birth to age three.

International Dyslexia Assocation
Explains dyslexia, provides reading lists and other information for parents, and suggestions on how to approach the IEP process.

Keeping Youth Drug Free A Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Elders, Mentors, and Other Caregivers (Spring 1996) from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Books and Reading: Frequently Asked Questions This is just one part of the American Library Association's web site. Lots of information here!

Kids First
Evaluates and rates children's entertainment: videos, CD-ROMs and television programs.

Kids' Money
Contains a survey on family allowance practices, money management, investing, a parents' book list, and a discussion group on kids' money.

Provides information about growth, food and fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, and the latest treatments from the Nemours Foundation.

LD OnLine Interactive Learning Guide to Disabilities, for Teachers, Parents, and Children Assessment

Learning Partners Publications for Parents
More ideas from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mapping Your Future
Offers students and parents a virtual "walk" through the process of planning for college.

Contains information for parents on the importance of the early years as learning years.

National Association for Gifted Children
Contains information on identifying gifted children and characteristics of various areas of giftedness

National Center for Fathering
The site features "Today's Father" magazine, tips for fathers, research on the importance of fathers in their children's lives.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Provides a missing child database.

National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
Online publications and fact sheets.

National Parenting Organization: Parent Further
Provides information to parents about parenting issues of many types

National Middle School Association Provides information on how to recognize high quality middle schools, and a catalog of books for parents about adolescents and school-home relationships.

National PTA Home page of the National PTA.

National Safe Kids Campaign Provides a "Family Safety Check" quiz, and fact sheets on car, bicycle, water, firearm, and pedestrian safety; and burn, poison, and fall prevention.

Parent News
Offers interactive opportunities for parents, family movie reviews, parent advice forums, parent news library and archives, and a Parents' Choice bookstore.

Parenting Pipeline
Contains newsletters for parents of preschoolers, kindergartners, second, fourth, and sixth graders, and teens.

Parenting of K-6 Children
Features articles related to raising school-aged children, including entertainment and parties, contests, web safety for children.

Pathways to School Improvement: Parent and Family Involvement Provides papers on "critical issues" related to parent involvement, and links to parenting resources on the Web.

Pediatric Primer
Each month, this site features two new topics from the general subject areas of Child Development and/or Accident Prevention.

Positive Parenting Online
Includes features, an index to experts nearby or in your community, live chat , bulletin board, and "Positive Parenting Newsletter."

Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide Presents an overview of the research on the origins and pathways of drug abuse and the prevention of drug use among young people.

Read, Write Now
Features activities for reading and writing fun for children from preschool through grade 6.

A compilation of resources on getting children ready for school and getting schools ready for children.

Safe-T-Child On-Line
Includes a quiz to test your child's safety skills, and a information on child safety in a variety of situations.

So you want to be a Social Worker? Students who think they'd like to enter a career helping people should check out Carolyn Porter's Social Work Degree website. She also gives great information about education needed to get ahead in the Social Work field.

SuperKids Educational Software Review
Offers unbiased reviews of children's software by parents, teachers, and kids in this Parents and Teachers Guide to Software.

Teen Help Lists resources to support groups, parent and teen retreats, adolescent counselors, treatment programs, schools, camps, and other alternatives.

The WonderWise Parent
Intended for parents and professionals to help them learn more about parent-child relationships.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Offers information for parents on infant care and development, suggestions for choosing child care, and developmental milestones of infants.

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