To learn more about parenting and how children grow, contact your local County Extension office, or go to the web sites listed below.
Zero to Three (Zero to Three)
Learn the Signs. Act Early (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
text4baby (National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition)
Text4baby is a service that provides free text messages written for pregnant women and moms of infants less than one year old. Messages cover prenatal health, baby health, parenting, and other related topics. The information in each message is relevant to where a woman is in her pregnancy or what her baby is going through at particular stages of development.
U R Parent app (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
The U R Parent app offers information on child development and parenting in the first year of life, geared to the specific age of the baby. It can be downloaded from the appropriate app store for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. Some of its many features include a personalized baby book which parents can use to keep track of immunizations and milestones and to store photos. It offers answers to the many questions parents typically have in the first year of a child's life and will soon be adding content to children up to 6 years old.
Parenthetical (University of Wisconsin Extension)
Parenthetical is an interactive online parenting website for parents of 10-16 year olds. It blends the components of evidenced based parent education with successful non-formal online learning. Parenthetical features weekly, online, multimedia posts on a range of topics relevant to parents. Opportunities are provided for parent to parent interaction and discussion, facilitator led presentations and access to other online resources such as videos and articles.
Parenting 24/7 (University of Illinois Extension)
A one-stop source of research-based information, breaking news, links to recommended resources, and video clips of real parents discussing the challenges of raising children and managing family life. Users can register for monthly updates or newsletters for children ages birth to 3.
Developmental Stages (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Promotes optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults by providing parents information about "ages and stages" from the prenatal stage to college-age youth.
BullyingInfo: Bullying Prevention and Response (FindYouthInfo.gov)
Resources for how to prevent and respond to bullying, from a partnership of federal agencies.
The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC)
The nation's clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The National Resource Center maintains an extensive online library of published science-based information on ADHD. In addition, information is available in both English and Spanish at the main website and through trained health information specialists who can answer your questions about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, educational rights, etc. Call toll-free 800-233-4050 (M-F, 9am-5pm, ET).