To paraphrase Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz: “My! Resources for dads come and go so quickly here!” And because they do, this is by no means a comprehensive list of resources. But I’d really like to create one—and you can help. If you know of a resource–or category of resources–that can benefit dads and their families, let us know.
ADOPTION.COM provides information on all aspects of adoption including those who wish to place a child for adoption; those who want to adopt; adoptees and birth parents who are searching; those who want to adopt internationally; support information; and much more.
NATIONAL ADOPTION CENTER offers a great list of questions to ask adoption agencies; addresses tax, single-parent, and legal issues; provides photos of kids waiting to be adopted, book reviews, lists of state and local contacts, and links to other adoption-related organizations.
Tel.: (800) TO-ADOPT
AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS (AAC) is composed of individuals, families, and organizations committed to adoption reform. The AAC is committed to achieving changes in attitudes, policies, and legislation that will guarantee access to identifying information for all adoptees and their birth and adoptive families.
ADOPTUSKIDS.ORG offers a national photo listing of children from across the nation which provides linkages to a variety of Web sites throughout the U.S.
Tel: (888) 200-4005
THE CHILD INFORMATION GATEWAY offers a resource for information on state laws, professional articles, books and periodicals pertaining to adoption.
Tel: (800) 394-3366
NORTH AMERICAN COUNCIL ON ADOPTABLE CHILDREN advocates for the right of every child to a permanent, continuous, nurturing and culturally sensitive family; provides training; conducts studies; and prepares teaching materials which are made available to those involved in adoption.
Tel: (651) 644-3036
ADOPTING.ORG provides information, resources, and support for adoptive families.
ADOPTIVE FAMILIES is an award-winning online magazine—a great source of info before, during, and after adoption.
There are literally dozens of parenting resources out there for new parents. Among my favorites are:
KIDSINTHEHOUSE.COM features 8,000 videos (including several dozen of mine) from more than 400 experts that can help answer all your questions on pregnancy and parenting.
PARENTING 24/7 was developed by the University of Illinois to be a “one-stop” source of news, information, and advice on parenting. It includes recent news articles on a wide variety of topics, as well as a large number of video clips of parents and professionals discussing parenting challenges and strategies.
Tel: (217) 333-2912
THE NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER offers advice from a variety of parenting authorities (doctors, psychologists, and parenting experts/authors). The articles are based on age-specific groups, which offer a variety of advice for children in each stage of development.
GREATDAD.COM is great website that features voices of different dad writers and experts. Because dads don’t always think like moms, GreatDad has the only dad-written, week-by-week newsletters covering pregnancy and baby, as well as a city-by-city resource guide of fun things to do with your kids based on interest and age level.
MR. DAD is my Web site, where you’ll find advice, blogs, columns, podcasts, interviews, and a whole lot more.
PREGNANCY AND BABY
PREGNANCYMAGAZINE.COM is one of the leading pregnancy websites. They publish 11 issues per year–including “The Pregnant Dad,” the only pregnancy magazine issue written and edited by new and experienced fathers.
100 TOP PARENTING SITES maintains a constantly shifting list of, you guessed it, the top 100 parenting sites on the Internet.
African American Fathers
AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
NATIONAL AT HOME DAD NETWORK has great resources on how to find/register/start a dads group. They also have links to stay-at-home dad bloggers, statistics, resources, and a lot more.
Babies, Behavioral Health and Special Needs
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY is a comprehensive resource with articles ranging from separation anxiety to behavioral disorders
AUTISM SPEAKS has substantial resources for parents who want information or support for children on the autistic spectrum.
BIRTH INJURY CENTER is dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and to help users find helpful information on devastating birth injuries and their symptoms, causes, and treatment options. birthinjurycenter.com/
CEREBRAL PALSY GROUP is a resource for anyone affected by cerebral palsy, brain injury, or birth injury.
CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE provides vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.
CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDE aids families and children affected by Cerebral Palsy in finding a variety of financial, medical, and emotionally supportive resources.
DADS 4 SPECIAL KIDS (D4SK) is dedicated to improving the lives of men and their families who care for children with special needs by providing an atmosphere where men can share and learn from others.
EXCEPTIONAL PARENT provides educational information for families of children with disabilities and special needs, as well as health-care professionals involved in the care and development of special needs children.
THE FATHERS’ NETWORK supports fathers and families raising children with special health-care needs and developmental disabilities.
MY CHILD WITHOUT LIMITS offers information on a variety of disorders that can cause developmental learning delays, including Down syndrome, epilepsy, and hearing and vision impairments. The online community offers an opportunity for families to connect and share words of encouragement and to provide solutions to everyday problems.
PARENT TO PARENT USA matches parents of children with special needs with trained volunteer support parents who provide emotional support, resources, and guidance.
PARENTS HELPING PARENTS
WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR INFANT MENTAL HEALTH promotes education, research, and study of the effects of mental, emotional and social development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development through international and interdisciplinary cooperation, publications, affiliate associations, and through regional and biennial congresses devoted to scientific, educational, and clinical work with infants and their caregivers.
Tel: +358 50 4627379
Babies, General Health Issues
Healthy Children is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents. It provides formation on topics including child development, health, safety, and family issues.
IMMUNIZATION ACTION COALITION provides the nation’s premier source of child, teen, and adult immunization information for health professionals and their patients.
Tel: (651) 647-9009
ACLS MEDICAL TRAINING has compiled a list of the most useful informational links on the web for parents, containing the steps parents should take in case of emergency and ways to minimize risk for themselves and their children.
DANNY FOUNDATION educates the public about crib dangers and advises eliminating the millions of unsafe cribs currently in use or in storage.
KIDS IN DANGER is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s public safety.
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION offers the latest info on car and car-seat safety. Includes a shopping guide for car seats, recall information, and safety literature.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL provides facts, information, and resources on environmental issues and accident prevention.
QUITE SMOKING CENTRAL exists to educate visitors about how to quit smoking for good. This includes graphics, a blog full of informative articles, videos, and much more. If you or your partner smoke, you really need to quit. Now.
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION provides comprehensive safety checklists, notices of recalls, and other important safety info.
CHILDREN’S SAFETY NETWORK provides a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
NATIONAL CHILD SAFETY COUNCIL goal is to prevent needless childhood accidents and help save lives through meaningful safety education.
SAFE KIDS COALITION is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.
SAFETY KIDS PROGRAM works hand-in-hand with children, parents, law enforcement personnel, and teachers to protect children from abuse, abduction, exploitation, violence, and injury through victimization.
QUITDAY has some great information on the dangers to babies of cigarette smoke at home and in daycare settings.
BOOKS on SAFETY
- Mitchell J Einzig , Baby & Child Emergency First-Aid : Simple Step-By-Step Instructions For the Most Common Childhood Emergencies (New York : Meadowbrook Press : distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2011)
- Christopher M Johnson, Keeping Your Kids Out Of the Emergency Room : A Guide to Childhood Injuries and Illnesses (Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., )
- Lawrence E Shapiro; Richard L Jablow; Julia Holmes, The Baby Emergency Handbook : Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know (Oakland, CA : New Harbinger, 2008)
PREMATURITY provides a wealth of support and information on the long term effects of prematurity for parents of children born premature.
PREEMIE VOICES offers resources available for all those who touch and impact the lives of one of America’s most fragile patient population provided by MedImmune.
PREEMIEPARENTS.COM is a well-stocked collection of articles, books, links, and resources for parents of preemies.
WWW.PREEMIES.ORG is a community of parents of preemies, with chats, mailing lists, and other resources.
PREEMIE BABIES 101 parent blog inspired by the many diverse experiences that are common to parents of preemies.
PREEMIES TODAY provides a meaningful connection for preemies families both in the NICU and beyond by enabling them to meet others families whose lives have been affected by premature birth.
The etymology and history of names
Contains info on nearly 4,000 “weird and wonderful Gods, Supreme Beings, Demons, Spirits and Fabulous Beasts” from legend, folklore, and mythology all over the world.
BABY NAMES WORLD
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – Top Baby Names
ALL ABOUT BABY NAMES
LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, INC. provides information and mother-to-mother support through La Leche League’s network of lay leaders and professional experts.
UNITED STATES BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE goal is to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Tel: (202) 367-1132
KELLY MOM is a very nice site that includes information on breastfeeding and some excellent resources on medication safety during breastfeeding.
BREASTFEEDING ONLINE hopes to help empower women to choose to breastfeed and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.
MEDICATION AND MOTHER’S MILK
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES accredits midwife education programs, establishes standards, and provides information and referrals to midwives in your area.
ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
DOULAS OF NORTH AMERICA provides resources and referrals to doulas near you.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION ASSOCIATION is a professional organization that supports educators and other health-care providers.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHILD-BEARING CENTERS provides information about birthing centers and resources for finding one near you.
THE COALITION FOR IMPROVING MATERNITY SERVICES (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with a mutual concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families.
CITIZENS FOR MIDWIFERY works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country
CHILDBIRTH CONNECTION’s mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. The organization has pioneered strategies to promote evidence-based maternity care, improvement of maternity care policy and quality, and maternity care shared decision making in the United States.
MIDWIVES ALLIANCE OF NORTH AMERICA is a professional midwifery association uniquely positioned to unite and strengthen all midwives through dedication to innovative education, professional development, and recognized autonomous practice.
INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK (ICAN) provides the most info on cesarean prevention and vbacs.
C-SECTION RECOVERY provides recovery tips, frequently asked questions, book and website reviews
AU PAIR SEARCH
CHILD CARE AWARE is a nationwide campaign created to help parents identify quality child care in their communities.
Tel.: (800) 424-2246
INTERNATIONAL NANNY ORGANIZATION
THE NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN CHILD CARE is a wonderful general resource. Plus, it has a listing of child-care regulations for all 50 states.
Tel.: (800) 598-KIDS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE RESOURCES AND REFERRAL AGENCIES (NACCRRA) gives voice to the child care needs of families and communities.
Tel: (703) 341-4100
Children and Media
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS MEDIA MATTERS CAMPAIGN includes policy statements, articles and public education brochures created by pediatricians.
COMMON SENSE MEDIA features reviews of movies, music, books, games and other Web sites intended to help families make decisions about what they watch, hear, read and play.
JUST THINK FOUNDATION offers resources for parents, teachers and youth.
NET FAMILY NEWS here parents can subscribe to a weekly e-mail newsletter that includes family-relevant news clippings and also a blogroll of others who are writing and tweeting about children and technology.
PARENT FURTHER is run by the Search Institute and drawing on the National Institute on Media and the Family, the “Technology and Media” section of this site includes information on cell phones, social networking and a range of other topics.
PBS TEACHERS: MEDIA LITERARCY section on media literacy includes a quiz that parents can take about kids and media use, as well as links to other resources and classroom ideas for educators.
Cord Blood Banking/Stem Cell Research
CORD BANKING offers information about cord blood banking, cord blood donation and umbilical cord research and technology. We look at this topic from the eyes of parents and provide answers to important practical and ethical questions.
CORD BLOOD BANKING GUIDE
CORD BLOOD CENTER provides information for expectant parents and families considering cord blood banking. They are dedicated to finding the perfect option for your family whatever it may be. They provide the must relevant, up to date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells.
PARENTS GUIDE TO CORD BLOOD FOUNDATION
Death and Grief
All of these organizations offer great resources, information, references, and support to help parents and other surviving family members deal with the tragedy of the death of a child.
FIRST CANDLE offers resources on how to survive stillbirth and also guide you with decisions you need to make during this difficult time.
MISCARRIAGE MANUAL primary guide for parents who have experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or other perinatal loss.
FATHERS GRIEVING INFANT LOSS BLOG
NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP provides the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.
AMERICAN SIDS INSTITUTE
Tel.: (800) 232-7437
Tel.: (800) 221-7437
TEARS FOUNDATION assists newly bereaved families who have lost an infant by providing financial support for funeral expenses and emotional support services.
Family Friendly Employers
50 BEST SMALL AND MEDIUM PLACES TO WORK
100 BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS
ALL STARS OF THE “100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR”
100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – Best Benefits
WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES
BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS provides father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FATHERING has resources designed to help men become more aware of their own fathering style and then work toward improving their skills.
Tel.: (913) 384-4661
THE NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE offers membership that includes the quarterly newsletter “Fatherhood Today”; updates on family issues and political/legislative developments; the Fatherhood Resource Catalog of books, videos, and audio tapes, offering a discount on all items; and updates on activities and events.
Tel.: (800) 790-DADS or (717) 581-8860
NATIONAL RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD CLEARINGHOUSE supports the efforts of the
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist States and communities to promote and support Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage. Primarily a resource for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support HHS-funded Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage initiatives.
FATHERSWORLD.COM offers a huge listing of resources on many aspects of fatherhood.
FATHER’S FORUM provides information for new and expectant fathers.
FATHERVILLE.COM has lots of articles by dads for dads about fatherhood
MRDAD.COM is my Web site. You can get information there about pretty much every aspect of pregnancy, childbirth, and fatherhood; find out more about my other fatherhood books; and send me questions and comments.
Fathers, Divorced or Single
AMERICAN COALITION FOR FATHERS AND CHILDREN is dedicated to promoting equal rights of all parties affected by divorce or the breakup of a family. Chapters nationwide.
Tel.: (800) 978-3237
SINGLE FATHERS DUE TO CANCER is dedicated to the thousands of fathers who each year lose their spouses to cancer and must adjust to being sole parents.
50 50 PARENTS is dedicated to promoting shared parenting.
DAD’S DIVORCE offers divorce information and resources about alimony, child support, and child custody for men and fathers at any stage of divorce.
DIVORCED FATHER’S NETWORK
MAKING LEMONADE is an online resource community for single parents. Find support, information, referrals to experts, and a good laugh.
Fathers, Donor Insemination, Artificial Insemination, Donor Eggs, etc.
DONOR CONCEPTION NETWORK is a supportive network of 1,700 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.
LIFE AS A DAD TO DONOR-INSEMINATION KIDS is a thoughtful blog about raising children conceived by artificial means.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH is a service provided by Georgetown University’s National Center for Education in Maternal Child Health. Despite the name, it lists a lot of resources that focus on psychological and social impacts of ART on children conceived via ART and on their families—including dads.
CITY DADS GROUP is a growing, national organization dedicated to helping fathers socialize and support one another.
OLDER FATHERS BLOG
Finances (College Savings, Financial Planning, Insurance, and so on)
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LIFE INSURERS provides basic information on the spectrum of life insurance products and operates the National Insurance Consumer Helpline, which can give you referrals to local agents.
COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN NETWORK offers great info on all of the state- sponsored college savings plans and referrals to the one in your state.
FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSOCIATION provides information on financial planning and referrals to certified financial planners in your area.
PFLAG is the largest organization in the nation offering support to parents, families and friends of LGBT persons.
GAYFAMILYSUPPORT.COM is a website with an abundance of information and resources dedicated to assisting families support their LGBT children.
GAY PARENT MAGAZINE is a magazine for gay and lesbian parents and those hoping to become gay and lesbian parents.
GAY DADS YAHOO! GROUP allows gay dads (couples and singles) to discuss parenting issues, ways to become a parent, share adoption resources, discuss unique challenges for both parents and children, share stories, etc.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING CHILDREN
GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS ORGANIZATION purpose is to educate and support grandparents and grandchildren and to advocate their desire to continue a relationship that may be threatened with loss of contact or amputation, usually following: family acrimony; a child being born out of wedlock; the death of one of the child’s parents or the divorce of the grandchild’s parents.
AMERICAN GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION is dedicated to enhancing the lives of grandparents and their families.
NATIONAL KINSHIP ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN provides a nationwide network of grandparents, community members, and professionals working together to provide education and support, advocacy, and thought leadership for children, grandparents, and kinship families.
Tel: (888) 659.3745 (Warmline)
Green Parenting/Healthy Living
ECOMOM ALLIANCE is a global net- work of mothers working together to create an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future.
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP’s mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.
GREENHOME explains everything you need to create a healthy, nontoxic home environment.
THE GREEN PARENT is a kid-friendly guide to earth-friendly living.
HEALTHY CHILD HEALTH WORLD’s mission is to create a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals.
THE NOURISHING HOME
HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK
THE GREEN GUIDE is a wonderful newsletter (and Web site) filled with tips for healthy organic living.
THRIVING FAMILY HEALTH
ORGANIZED HOME includes time-saving tips such as menu planning and goal-setting advice. It also targets specific problem areas (i.e. Christmas clutter, crafting clutter, and hobby clutter). There’s a handy, printable household notebook with separate pages for things such as freezer and pantry inventory checklists, seasonal chore checklists, and yard sale checklists.
GET ORGANIZED NOW is a comprehensive resource with a wealth of organizing content on a variety of subjects, including kids’ clutter, home office organization, storage solutions and time management. There’s a blog as well as a discussion forum, some reader tips, and a free newsletter.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS is a group of some 4,200 professional organizers “dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives.” In addition to promoting professional standards for the organizing industry, NAPO offers consumer tips and a Professional Organizer Directory to help you find qualified help in your area.
PRPFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS ONLINE helps you locate a pro to organize your home or business. This organization also offers virtual organizers who can provide assistance via phone, e-mail, video or the web.
Infertility and Assistive Reproduction
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE is an excellent source of information on a broad range of topics, including fertility, contraception, menopause, and sexuality. Patients will find articles and fact sheets that explain an extensive list of subjects in a clear and thorough manner.
Tel: (205) 978-5000
AMERICAN FERTILITY ASSOCIATION focuses specifically on issues of family building. The AFA provides education, advocacy, and support for couples who are struggling to have children. Patients can find general information about such topics as reproductive health, fertility treatment, and adoption, as well as relevant news articles and a nationwide support network.
Tel: (888) 917.3777
SOCIETY FOR ASSISTIVE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY provides information about procedures, success rates, candidacy, and medications are available for fertility patients who are interested in learning more about ART.
Tel: (205) 978-5000 x 109
RESOLVE is a nationwide organization dedicated to advocacy and support for men and women with fertility problems.
Tel: (703) 556.7172
HOPE TO BE A DADDY BLOG
Tel: (310) 689-7531
Latino and/or Spanish Speaking Fathers
NATIONAL LATINO FATHERHOOD AND FAMILY INSTITUTE offers consulting, seminars,
and trainings. Its goal is to address the multifaceted needs of Latino men and foster a positive approach to working with Latino populations, building on the strengths of cultural traditions.
Tel: (408) 676-8215
THE MEN’S HEALTH NETWORK is a national education organization that recognizes men’s health as a specific social concern. They have a fantastic database of articles, resources, and links on every conceivable fatherhood issue.
MENSTUFF is a huge collection of resources on men, men’s health, fatherhood, parenting, relationships, and more.
MEN’S RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL
MORNINGN SICKNESS RESOURCES
RAISING ARIZON MORNING SICKNESS RESOURCES
MORNING SICKNESS USA
MORNING SICKNESS MENTOR
MY MORNING SICKNESS BLOG
Each of these companies offer music and movement programs for infants and their parents. CDs and song books are available. Classes in each method are offered throughout the United States. Listings are available on the Web sites.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC NETWORK
KIDS MUSIC CONNECTION
KIDS MUSIC PLANET
Native American Fathers
NATIVE AMERICAN FATHRHOOD AND FAMILIES ASSOCIATION provides training, nformation, technical assistance, consultation and support to tribes, agencies and community organizations (i.e. TANF, Head Start, Behavioral Health, Social Services, and Corrections).
Tel: (480) 833-5007
NATIVE AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL PARENT RESOURCES empowers, educates, and provides supportive services to build healthy Native American children and families.
Tel: (505) 345-6289
NATIVE CHILD affirms the Navajo child’s culture, language and identity in a positive way through a supportive curriculum that builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging.
Tel: (505) 820-2204
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.
ONLINE PPD SUPPORT GROUP
MAYO CLINIC: DEPRESSION: SUPPORTING A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND
Pregnancy, Alcohol and Drugs
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND BABY
DRUG USE AND PREGNANCY
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE: Women, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Pregnancy
PREGNANCY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
PREGNANCY AND DRINKING ALCOHOL
MOTHERISK provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents.
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION has reviews of children’s books and lists of award winners.
THE CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK DATABASE AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY offers a bibliography of books for books for children, preschool to third grade that can be used to design literature-based thematic units. It is searchable by topics, concepts, and skills. While the database is particularly useful for teachers and librarians, it can also greatly benefit parents eager to find picture books on specific topics for their children.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE provides a searchable database of reviews of the latest kids’ books.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE WEB GUIDE has a wealth of information on children’s books, recommendations, and links to other good sites.
CHINABERRY publishes a wonderful catalog of books for readers (or listeners) of all ages.
THE HORN BOOK has lists of children’s classics, medal winners, and other resources for parents.
THE INFANT LEARNING COMPANY produces a set of videos (and DVDs) and books designed to help children of all ages—even infants—learn to read.
PLANET ESME.COM reviews, rates, and recommends books for kids of all ages.
SIGN2ME offers videos and books based on the work of Joseph Garcia.
BABYSIGNS offers videos and books based on the work of Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn.
MY SMART HANDS a group of baby sign language instructors that use 100% ASL signs to teach parents how to communicate with their hearing babies.
SIGNING TIME provides a wealth of DVDs, information, newsletters, blogs, coloring sheets and chore charts to support families who want to learn American Sign Language and teach it to their deaf or hard-of-hearing babies, preschoolers and school-age children. This material is developed for use with children with and without hearing loss.
Social Media Blogs
ALLTOP DADS is a comprehensive listing of dad blogs available.
WRITING PAD DAD
MEN GET PREGNANT TOO
ASK A GREAT DAD
MAN IN HIS PYJAMAS
CRAZY DAD LIFE
PARENTS HELPING PARENTS supports caregivers by offering a Parental Stress Line and Parent Support Groups
Tel: (617) 926-5008
CHILD DEVELOPMENT INFO: STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR PARENTS
EVERYDAY HEALTH: PARENTING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
Toys and Games
BABY SCHOLARS.COM offers a large selection of toys and games, from classic wooden blocks to the latest computer games.
MR. DAD SEAL OF APPROVAL is the program I created to recognize products and services that will get dads and kids playing together and improve father-child relationships
PARENTS@PLAY is a nationally syndicated newspaper column that does reviews of toys and gmaes that parents can do with their children
SMART TOYS AND GAMES
SPARK BOX TOYS
FAMILY TRAVEL FILES.COM
KIDS WORLD TRAVEL GUIDE
TRAVEL FOR KIDS
FLYING WITH CHILDREN BLOG
FAMILIES ON THE ROAD
All five offer tips and recommendations for family vacations, from where to go to what to do when you get there.
Twins and More
PREEMIETWINS.COM is a nice resource for parents of twins born -prematurely.
TWINS MAGAZINE has print and online versions. Both offer advice, anecdotes, facts, support, and resources for parents of twins.
TWINSTUFF.COM is a Web portal for parents of twins and more.
Tel: (510) 524.0863
MOST (Mothers of SuperTwins) provides information, resources, empathy, and support to families with triplets and more.
THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUBS, INC. (NOMOTC) promotes the special aspects of multiple-birth children.
THE TRIPLET CONNECTION
Work Life Balance
FATHERS WORK AND FAMILY BLOG
THIRD PATH INSTITUTE provides resources, information and consulting to help people find a “third path” to better balance work and family. They advocate for shared car at home and flexible, supportive approaches at work.
1 MILLION FOR WORK FLEXIBILITY is an organization which advocates telecommuting and other forms of flexibility.
FLEX JOBS is an organization that helps individuals find telecommuting, telework and other at-home job and career opportunities.
TELEWORK RESEARCH NETWORK provides information and resources on alternative work arrangements, for both companies and individuals
FAMILIES AND WORK INSTITUTE is a research and advocacy organization that produces a wealth of resources for working families and employers.
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