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Children don't come with operating manuals so parents depend on others to help them with these first time issues.  Their own parents can be helpful and also reading articles on childhood health, development milestones, discipline and lots of issues.  This page links to many topics.  It's a good page to 'bookmark' in your browser.


Parents Magazine  FB 
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The popular pediatrician's waiting room magazine for a serious job that comes with no instruction manual!

Very Well - Family
Interesting articles on parenting and children including health, relationships, pregnancy, and much more

Huffington Post Parenting
Interesting articles on parenting and children including health, relationships, pregnancy, and much more

The Languages of Love
People don't express or appreciate LOVE in the same ways.    Some of us are "touchy people."  Others aren't but they show their love by being loving helpers, or give of their time, or give gifts.

Appreciate love from any of the five "Love Languages."


  • Words of Affirmation 
  • Acts of Service 
  • Receiving Gifts 
  • Quality Time 
  • Physical Touch 

Author's websites:

First, NEVER shake your baby out of frustration or momentary panic because shaking can cause severe brain damage!

Learn the milestones when children should begin eating solid foods, potty train, learning words and sentences.   Watch for the changes expected as your child grows.   Watch for delayed learning, signs of trouble or out-of-the-ordinary behavior as your child grows.  Use articles to help you.  And write signs down to discuss with your pediatrician.


CDC's list of Development Milestones to Watch in Kids





Hyper Kids become Hyper Adults

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-- a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Both children and adults can have ADHD but the symptoms always begin in childhood. Adults with it may have trouble managing time, being organized and holding down a job. ADHD is treatable, but some say it's also over-diagnosed and too many children are on medication. Click here for an introduction from WebMD.


PTSD.

About 5 percent of children and adolescents suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder, we usually think of soldiers who have come back from war. But PTSD can occur in anyone including young people who have been exposed to Traumatic events such as car accidents, violence--at home or in a public place--or savage weather.    Click here to learn about PTSD in children and teens.



Children can develop healthy antibodies to protect them from allergies if you let them play normally.



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General info, directory, condition descriptions, like depression, Alzheimer's, explaining death to kids, personalities, anxiety, many more

Lots of Topics Pick your city to find a:
* Couples, womens, mens, transitions
 Young independence, OCD, Aspergers, 
Social Anxiety, Kids Play Therapy, 
DBT skills, more


Family Doctor   FB
Many health topics from babies to teens
 from the Amer Academy of Family Physicians


Parent Tip: It's better to raise them RIGHT the first time, rather than fix them after they're BROKEN!





Are You a Harsh Parent?
  • Do your kids need 'whoopins' like you got? 
  • Does his teacher complain about your kid's behavior against others?  
  • Do your kids have to lie to you to protect each other from your harsh punishment? 
  • Is your kid a BULLY or miserable from one?
  • Is your kid's bully another child, a sibling, or a parent? 
  • Does your kid hang with drinkers or dopers? 
  • Do you shame or embarrass them in front of their friends? 
  • Are your "corrections/punishments" just or harsh? 
  • Do they fear you or your significant other? 

Explosive video!

Your toddler's name is not "NO!"

"TOXIC SHAME"


The late John Bradshaw's 1-hour lecture on 
family secrets, ruining your children, 
or surviving your toxic parents!

Click this link to see all 6 parts back to back
Or click each of the 6 parts
Part 1   Part 2    Part 3  
Part 4   Part 5    Part 6



Dysfunctional Family Roles

Which kid were you in the family? The responsible "Family Hero?"
The "Scapegoat?" The make-peace "Caretaker"? The invisible "Lost Child?" or the "Family Mascot?"   Some kids with few brothers and sisters play several roles.

  Click here to learn about your family pecking order! f-- -    --an article by noted psychologist Robert Berney.


To Spank or NOT to Spank

Spanking leads to violence

What is child abuse?


Evidence favoring Spanking


20 years of Research



Being a Good Parent with a Troubled Kid

Thoughts For Students & Parents

Site for parents on the internet, kid sites, and lots more!

Fabulous photos of new parents, families, and kids from our picture gallery.  
Click HERE.     Or HERE.



all sorts of things for moms


Site for kids


Teens and College Students

An anti Rape campaign
<== Click left for the video



"The Talk."
Young black kids all get the talk
from parents about the police.