Time Out for Parents: The Teen Years
Links to Parenting Resources
- The Whole Family Center is an award-winning interactive site about the concerns of modern families. An online magazine and separate marriage, parenting, and teen centers address sensitive topics like infertility, anorexia, infidelity, and teen suicide through RealAudio®, drama, and comments from psychologists.
- Helping Your Child is a series of pamphlets distributed by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Parent Soup is an interesting and informative site where parents can chat and share experiences.
- National Child Care Information Center
- National Parenting Information Center
- National Parent Information Network
- ParentingMatters is a forum on raising courageous, responsible children. It features articles by counselors and parent educators.
- The WonderWise Parent: Caring for Children by Caring About Their Parents is a place for parents and professionals who work with them to learn about parent-child relationships.
- Educators for Social Responsibility was established to make teaching social responsibility a core practice in education so that young people develop the convictions and skills needed to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic, and just world.
- The Parents as Teachers National Center is an award-winning voluntary early childhood parent education program which supports parents as their children’s first and most influential teachers.
- Common Sense from the National PTA provides information on raising alcohol- and drug-free children.
- Surviving High School: Tips for Teens and Their Parents
- ParentsPlace.com operates under the belief that parents are the best resource for other parents.
- Parenting Q&A is a searchable database of answers from experts in both child development and child behavior.
- Access ERIC, the promotional and outreach arm of the U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system, includes several parent brochures in question-and-answer format.
- Personal Perspectives is an index of parenting and family resources on the web. It is part of the National Network for Family Resiliency.
- Planned Parenthood offers information on talking to your children about sex.
- The Children’s Partnership provides information to leaders and the public about the needs of America’s 70 million children. The site includes The Parent’s Guide to the Information Superhighway.
- The goal of the Children’s Rights Council is to see that children of divorced and separated parents have meaningful relationships with both parents and that both parents are treated fairly.
- The Natural Child Project promotes “parenting and education that respects children.” The site has articles and links to resources for children, parents, educators, and family members.
- At KidsCom, kids can post messages, send in ideas and stories, or find a Key Pal. Adults can consult with other parents or read advice from child-rearing experts.
- The Kids Help Phone Line and Bell Online is a Canadian site that can help confused teenagers answer many questions about family, diversity, eating disorders, AIDS, birth control, sexual violence, suicide, and drug abuse.
- Family.Com is an online newsletter with articles, fun ideas, and online experts.
- All About Kids is the online version of a Greater Cincinnati parenting newspaper.
CHARACTERISTICS OF TEENS
- Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
- Don’t Stop Loving Me by Ann Caron, Ed.D
- Stop Struggling with Your Teen by Evonne Weinhaus and Karen Friedman
- Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.
- Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera
TOUGH TOPICS (COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR TEEN)
- Grounded for Life? Stop Blowing Your Fuse and Start Communicating with Your Teenager by Louise Felton Tracy, M.S.
LIVING UP TO RESPONSIBILITY
PEER AND CULTURAL INFLUENCE
- Getting Your Kids To Say No in the 1990s When You Said Yes in the 1960s by Dr. Victor Strausburger (hard to find)
- Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen
- Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion is a photo essay with pictures by Dan Habib and overview text, “Love, Lies, and Fantasy: A Cultural Analysis,” by Dr. Susan Bordo.
- Discussing Drinking—Call (800) 359-TALK for a free information pack on discussing drinking with your family.
Links to Child Advocacy Web Sites
Last Updated: Monday, 01-Dec-2008 17:58:02 EST