Parenting Links

Gamer Dad

www.gamerdad.com

Research is showing that inter-generational video game play builds parent/child relationships. This site follows up that research with online help for dads who want to play video games with their kids. Included are reviews, news and a variety of other resources for gaming dads.

Connect With Kids

www.connectwithkids.com

The aim of this site is to help parents and educators help children. Each week they gather the freshest information from experts at universities, research organizations, hospitals, child advocacy groups, and parents and kids themselves. They present that information in video news and feature stories that are understandable, compelling and useful.

HomeWord

www.homeword.com

From Jim Burns, HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generations. Includes daily radio shows, advice, resources and events.

Strong Families

www.strongfamilies.com

The online home of Dr. John Trent’s Center for Strong Families. The site helps visitors launch church and community-based family ministries to build strong, God-honoring and committed family relationships.

ParenTeen

www.parenteen.com

This website is the home for ParenTeen Seminars. ParenTeen Seminars “equip parents to both understand and nurture their children in our constantly changing culture.” You can also find out information on “Hurt – Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers Seminar” based on the book of the same name from ParenTeen Seminars President, Chap Clark, Ph.D..

Girl Talk

www.girlsanddrinking.org

Girl talk is a website designed to be “a guide for mothers and daughters to prevent underage drinking.” The site encourages mothers and daughters to communicate with each other and to discuss the dangers of alcohol.

The Network on Transitions to Adulthood

www.transad.pop.upenn.edu/index.htm

Founded in 2000, this University of Pennsylvania organization examines the changing nature of early adulthood, and increased difficulty associated with transitioning from adolescence into the early adult years.

Family First

www.familyfirst.net

A helpful and practical site loaded with info on marriage, parenting, fatherhood and family life from an organization whose mission is “to strengthen the family by establishing family as a top priority in people’s lives and by promoting principles for building marriages and raising children.”

PlanetAhead

www.planetahead.ca

From the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, this site offers sex and sexuality advice to children and teens in the form of an online comic book featuring sexual superheroes. This is a place to discover the a-biblical sexual values, attitudes and behaviors trumpeted in the mainstream of culture.

Scholarship Coach

www.scholarshipcoach.com

Created by young entrepreneur Ben Kaplan, this site is designed to help high school students fund their college education through scholarships and grants. While Kaplan does sell his scholarship guides through the site, there’s a load of free information on scholarships, financial aid, tuition reduction, college savings plans, etc.

Child & Family WebGuide

http://www.cfw.tufts.edu

This is one of the largest clearinghouses of news and research relating to child development, and just about any other issue of concern to parents. Operated by Tufts University, the site has a great selection of articles and links dealing with a variety of teen issues, from bullying and anger management to drug abuse and eating disorders.

The National Marriage Project
http://marriage.rutgers.edu
American families are breaking down and this is taking its toll on today’s youth. The National Marriage Projectfeatures the latest research and analysis on issues and attitudes surrounding marriage, divorce and cohabitation, with an eye toward educating the public on those factors that affect marital success and child well being.

American Center for Character and Cultural Education

www.straightroads.org

This organization exists to “empower young people to make more informed life decisions, and enable parents and educators to better understand their impact in the lives of young people.” ACCC offers educational programs and resources for students, parents and educators.

CyberTipline

http://www.cybertipline.com

CyberTipLine is a part of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Besides being a place to report leads about missing and exploited children, the website also offers valuable tips for parents, teens, and children internet users on how to stay safe online.

All Pro Dad

http://www.allprodad.com

All Pro Dad is a helpful resource for men who want to become better fathers. Their free daily e-mails offer information, advice, and inspiration to help today’s men become better fathers and husbands. All Pro Dad has partnered with many NFL players and coaches in an effort to make an impact in the community by bringing fathers and their children together.

The Urban Father/Child Project

http://www.fathers.com/urban

The Urban Father/Child Project is a part of a partnership with fathers.com and the National Center for Fathering founded by Ken Canfield. The Urban Father/Child Project was established in 1998 to increase the well-being of disadvantaged children by training and supporting men to be responsible fathers and father figures that lead children to success.

Community of Concern

http://www.thecommunityofconcern.org

Community of Concern is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1998. Their mission is “to educate parents and build partnerships so that (we) may coordinate our efforts to keep our children alcohol, tobacco and other drug free.”

Confident Parenting Today

http://www.confidentparenting.com

Confident Parenting Today is parents “on-line help source and confidence builder.” The site includes tips of the week, featured articles, news and events, as well as many parenting resources from a Christian perspective. You can also sign up for a free monthly newsletter.

Family Education

http://www.familyeducation.com/home/

Family Education offers a website where “millions of parents find school solutions, homework help, parenting tips, and expert advice.” You can find information about school as well as entertainment and media.

Moms In Touch

http://www.momsintouch.org

Moms in Touch International is a wonderful organization of mother’s across the nation who have decided to lift their children up in prayer. Moms in Touch are moms who believe that prayer can make a difference. They get together with other moms in the community to pray for their children, schools, and teachers.

Center for Sports Parenting

http://www.sportsparenting.org/csp

A web-based program that provides parents with guidance and answers to questions and issues related to youth and sport. CSP seeks to help all those involved with youth sports deal with the growing pressures associated with kids and competition in our culture.

realFamilies.com

http://www.realfamilies.com

Christian parenting advice from Dr. Kevin Leman and Dr. Jay Passavant. The site includes parenting tips and information categorized by age of children, along with resources for marriage.

Understanding Your Teenager

http://www.uyt.com

Founded by youth ministry guru Wayne Rice, the Understanding Your Teenager organization conducts lively and informative parenting seminars across North America. The UYT site features information on these seminars, a helpful online bookstore, and parenting tips.

Parent Soup

http://www.parentsoup.com

Perhaps the most extensive parenting site on the net. Updated daily, it offers tips, tools, chats, news, message boards, reviews and more on all things parenting.

National Center for Fathering

http://www.fathers.com/

A great site for Dads! Fathers can find practical fathering tips, research on fathering, information on the fathering movement, humor, and an online version of Today’s Father magazine.

National Fatherhood Initiative

http://www.fatherhood.org

The mission of the non-profit NFl is “to improve the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with loving, committed and responsible fathers.” The organization’s site includes advice for Dads, a catalog of fathering resources, tips from other fathers, and a list of links to other related organizations.

Bully Free

http://www.bullyfree.com/

Bully Free is a site committed to preventing and stopping bullying in all environments (i.e., schools, workplaces, etc.). Their goal is to promote the Golden Rule everywhere. Great site for parents, educators, and youth workers striving to create bully free environments.

Day of Purity

http://www.lc.org/dayofpurity.htm

Day of purity is striving to promote purity in mind and actions especially among today’s youth. This website encourages youth to partake in the national day of purity where they can take a stand and make a public demonstration of their commitment to remain sexually pure, in mind and actions, until marriage.

Links from cpyu.org

http://www.teachparentstech.org/

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