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ABC's of Parenting
Directory of parenting web sites and articles available on the internet. Topics include caring for children, nutrition, safety, starting a family and pregnancy. From Parenthood.com.

Parenting advice, child development and family reference.

Lots of categories to choose from - sibling rivalry, pets, media reviews, divorce, grief and loss, behavior issues, etc.

Family TLC
Provides parenting tips, family activities, and many age-appropriate activities.

iVillage Pregnancy & Parenting
From trying to conceive through your child's teen years, iVillage Pregnancy & Parenting offers up-to-date and informative articles, features, expert advice and more.

Answers to your questions about parenting and pregnancy from professionals and also other parents.

PBS Parents
Information and advice for parents on topics ranging from talking to your kids about war and violence, to suggesting books for snuggling up and reading with your children.

Sesame Street Parents
Parenting essentials for moms and dads who grew up on Sesame Street.


Parenting Adolescents
A large archive of articles and answers to questions about raising teenagers.

Teen Workers
Support and protect your working teenager.

Child Development & Education

One-stop access to government resources that support after school programs. Designed for parents and other care-givers of children aged 6-18. The site includes links to enriching federal government web sites for kids and for teens.

Head Start
The Head Start Information and Publication Center supports the innovative early childhood development program, sponsored by the federal government, for preschool children, birth to age five, from low-income families. The program's focus is ensuring children begin school ready to learn.

National Child Care Information Center
This site features frequently asked questions about childcare, access to federal publications about child development, and a directory of national and state organizations concerned with childcare and development. The site is a project of the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

United State Department of Education - For Parents & Families
Link to Federal government resources for families, including preparing for school, K-12 schools in the community, helping children learn to read, helping special needs children, and preparing children for for college (and paying for it).


Fathers' Forum Online
An online resource for expectant and new fathers.

Responsible Single Fathers
This site includes articles, links to online resources, message boards, contacts listed by state, and a newsletter.

Health & Safety

Age-Appropriate Toys for Children
Describes "the basic characteristics of child development at each stage of growth" along with a listing of age-appropriate toys.

Ask DrSears.com
Information on parenting and pediatric health topics from A-Z.

Bed-wetting information and support from the National Kidney Foundation.

Car Safety Seats : A Guide for Families
Car seat recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CDC's Vaccines & Immunizations
Information on vaccines and immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also available in Spanish.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families
Information on issues that affect the mental health of children, teenagers and their families, from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Child Safety on the Information Highway
A guide to Internet safety for young people, originally from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Interactive Services Association.

Children's National Health System
Information from a pediatric hospital in Washington, DC who is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Department of Health & Human Services
Links to health and safety information for parents, including travel tips, immunization programs, bicycle safety, and lead poisoning.

Dr. Spock
Expert parenting and children's health advice and information.

Facts for Families
Information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Articles also available in Spanish.

Learn how to identify and treat head lice. Includes games and quizzes for kids.

Children's health information presented for parents, for kids, and for teens.

SafeKids Worldwide
Provides parents with information to protect their children from unintentional injury. This site deals with child safety tips and standards. Information includes product recalls and articles on everything from bike helmets and water safety to household poisons and the dangers of firearms. Sponsored by the Children's National Medical Center and Johnson & Johnson.

Texas Poison Center Network
You can get free 24-hour poison information and assistance by calling 1-800-222-1222. Learn how to safeguard your family from poisonous substances and what to do in the event of an emergency.

Infants & Toddlers

A complete guide to getting pregnant, having a healthy baby, and caring for your new child.

A variety of informative and personal links relating to childbirth, pregnancy, parenting, early childhood, and infant feeding.

An interactive site ideal for the first-time parent with information on pregnancy, preconception, babies, parenting and family life.

Pampers Parenting Institute
Information from experts, such as T. Berry Brazelton, on infant and toddler care.

From before pregnancy and way beyond, StorkNet's Pregnancy & Parenting web site provides information from experts and moms like you.

Zero to Three
Dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. This web site features articles and tips on brain development, childcare, and child development.

Media & Entertainment

The definitive parents' guide to movies and video since 1992, Kids-In-Mind rates films according to how much sex, nudity, violence, gore and profanity they contain.

Designed to help parents and families make informed decisions about mass media. Included are tips, fun activities, reviews and current research about the positive and harmful effects of television, movies, video games, etc.

Parental Media Guide
This collective effort involving movie, television, music, and video game industry groups brings together industry guidelines and ratings systems on the content of these entertainment products.

Parents' Choice
Parents' Choice recommends the best, most educational, and safest children's media products, books, magazines, and toys on the market.

A Parent's Guide to Anime
A resource for parents to learn more about Japanese animation and choose materials that are appropriate for their children.

Recreation & Fun

20 Fun, Indoor Activities for Bored Kids
Fun, easy activities you can do with supplies you already have in the house.

Activity Village
Coloring pages, crafts, puzzles, sudoku, games, jigsaws, holiday and educational activities to enjoy with your kids.

American Camping Association Camp Database
Information on over 2,000 camps that have earned ACA accreditation. Search for camps by location, special needs, affiliation, activities, and cost.

Bedford Public Library story times
Describes each story time program with a listing of day and times.

City of Bedford Parks and Recreation


Crayola Parent's Page
Lesson plans, art techniques, and more.

Games, recipes, crafts and advice from Disney Online.

Gayle’s Preschool Rainbow
Loads of ideas for activities to do with young children, such as rhymes and fingerplays to encourage reading, language development, science and physical skills.

Idea Box
Activities for families with preschoolers to do together.

Kids Games
Rules for many indoor and outdoor games, from Amoeba Tag to Winkum.

Museum School at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Classes for preschool and elementary school-aged children at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Zoo PreSchool at the Fort Worth Zoo
Zoo PreSchool provides 3- to 5-year-olds hands-on activities and Zoo trips to learn about wildlife and the environment as they also develop social, language and cognitive skills.

School & Learning

A public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Families and Schools
Communicate effectively with your child's teacher.

Great Schools
Elementary, middle and high school information for public, private and charter schools nationwide. Search and compare schools; view test scores and class sizes; and find advice about going back to school, college prep, No Child Left Behind, summer reading lists and more.

A Parent's Guide to Helping Kids With Learning Difficulties
Information and assistance for parents of children with learning and attention problems, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Scholastic for Parents
Everything you need to encourage a love of learning.

School Violence and the News
Talking with your children about school violence.

Prevent bullying in your child's life.

Using the Internet for School Reports
A guide to help you and your child accurately and critically use the Internet to do research for homework assignments.

Special Issues

National Stepfamily Resource Center
Information and resources for blended families.

Single Parents Network
Articles and features of interest to single parents, including information on child support, juggling kids and work, finding good child care, statistics, and links to government resources.

Working Moms' Refuge
Online community of working mothers, with articles on topics from family and careers to sports and recipes. The site also includes a section for dads.