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General (and great) resources for families

 
Child Mind Institute  http://www.childmind.org/
The Child Mind Institute aims to identify the most effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, build the science of healthy brain development, and empower children and their families with help, hope, and answers.  They maintain a fabulous website that highlights hot topics and you can sign up for an e-newsletter.  They also host seminars that are free  and open to the public.

American Psychological association (APAhttp://www.apa.org/topics/parenting/index.aspx
The APA provides information and resources on a range of issues including bullying, ADHD, eating disorders, sexuality, and parenting.  Their website has a Help Center section that offers free brief articles on many topics that include practical suggestions and strategies on how to handle common aspects of parenting and child development.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAPhttp://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx
The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young.  They produce policy statements that summarize research and include recommendations for pediatricians, parents, and teachers.  Their website also has a whole section on social emotional learning.

 
U.S. Department of Education  http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml
The U.S. Department of Education provides a variety of resources for educators and parents, including the “Helping Your Child” series, checklists, and briefs regarding federal education policies.

Common Sense Media   http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
A national organization that provides reviews of movies, apps, games, and books to help parents make informed decisions about children’s media  exposure and entertainment.

Reading Rockets   http://www.readingrockets.org
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.  Their website is full of great articles on a variety of topics.

PBS Parents  http://www.pbs.org/parents/
A fabulous resource with information on child development, guidance on how enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and academic development, and great suggestions for fun ways to engage with kids.

United States Department of Education   http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.html
A range of materials including brochures (the fabulous Helping Your Child Series), checklists, and briefs regarding child development and education
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