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iVillage – Pregnancy and Parenting
iVillage operates under the belief that parents
are the best resource for other parents. They offer
articles on pregnancy, breastfeeding, baby, adolescence,
parenting twins, step-parenting, single parenting,
fathering, children's health and education, family
activities, and more. In addition they support
opportunities for parenting dialog and maintain a list of
catalogs, stores, and services related to parenting, This
site is updated daily.
To Love Is To Be Happy With
Barry Neil Kaufman gives us this complete on-line version
of his bestselling book, To Love Is To Be Happy With.
This wonderful book shows us how to listen to our inner
wisdom and guidance in making decisions about choices and
directions in our lives. It teaches us how to choose
happiness in all areas of life. We love Kaufman's
insights into children and parenting.
Parenting: Babies & Toddlers
Parenting Special Needs: The Mining Co.
These two sections of About's gigantic web
site focus on parenting young children and children with
special needs. Relevant articles by parents and
professionals are featured. We always find interesting
information to enhance parenting insights and skills.
National Parent-to-Parent Network
MUMS is a national Parent-to-Parent organization for
parents or care providers of a child with any disability,
disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition.
Its main purpose is to provide support to parents in the
form of a networking system that matches them with other
parents whose children have the same or similar
condition. Through a database of over 8000 families
covering over 1600 disorders, very rare syndromes or
conditions can be matched. Parents can then exchange
valuable medical information, as well as, the names of
doctors, clinics and medical resources or research
programs. MUMS also connects parents with support groups
dealing with their child's specific disability or assists
them in forming a group.
Family Village is an extensive resource for parents,
organized into a global community. As you browse through
this site you can visit the Library with its card catalog
of disabilities and general information, or the Coffee
Shop with bulletin boards for chatting with others.
Information and links to other sites on the Internet are
organized with this community motif. Additional areas
include the Hospital, Shopping Mall, Post Office, Hose of
Worship, School, Sports and Recreation, Community Center,
Bookstore, and University.
The Our Kids web site was developed and is maintained by
parents of children with special needs. Extensive
information of interest to both parents and professionals
is available here. Our Kids supports an active
subscription mailing list with a one-month archive of all
of the messages accessed at the web site. For
professionals it is an incredible place to grow in
understanding of parent questions and concerns. It is
also a great information resource as parents share their
own experiences and research, articles, and resources
they have found helpful. Our Kids is the warmest
community of parents supporting parents we have found.
Developmental Delay Registry publicizes research into
determining identifiable factors that would put a child
at risk for developmentally handicapping conditions. They
support conferences, workshops, and a quarterly
newsletter designed to inform parents and professionals
on alternative approaches for working with the whole
child. Their web site is a rich collection of links to
information throughout the Web. This is one of the best
sites we've found for exploring the full range of
alternative approaches to assessment and treatment for
children with special needs.
Sibling Support Project
This site is full of ideas and links that support the
interests and development of brothers and sisters of
people with special health or developmental needs. Don't
miss their position paper, "Why We Think Brothers
and Sisters are Too Important to Ignore".
Family Education Network: Special Needs
Family Education Network is a comprehensive educational
resource for parents. The site specializes in helping
parents of children with disabilities become more
informed, better advocates, and locate other families
with the same issues and concerns.
For Parents of Preemies:
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
Here is the guide book that addresses all of your
questions about your premature baby. Questions about
feeding and nutrition in the hospital and after discharge
Helping Parents (PHP)
Search PHP's National Resource Directory to locate
therapy and educational services in your area. PHP also
sponsors workshops and community services in California.
Special Child Magazine is an online publication dedicated
to parents of children with special needs. Articles
written by parents and professionals focus on a sharing
of experiences with children's success stories, positive
experiences with physicians, horror stories, and family
This online version of the popular magazine includes
selected features and articles from the print version. An
information exchange is provided between parents about
children or young adults with disabilities.
Naz's Special-Needs Tips
Parents are the best resource for finding solutions to
common challenges of raising children. This site provides
an ongoing list of tips by parents and caregivers of
children with special needs for inexpensive alternatives
to daily living aids and ideas. Categories cover topics
such as clothing and accessories, communication, daily
living and live skills, fun and games, guiding behavior,
home therapy, latex allergy, pantry remedies and
solutions, school, sensory issues, and tube feeding.