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The online resources below offer solutions to the challenges you may face as a parent.

Learn how to communicate effectively with your kids about tough subjects. Understand the pressures your kids are facing. Recognize when you should be concerned and get advice on what to do if your child is involved in substance abuse.

KidsHealth-Positive Parenting 

All parents need a little advice now and then. Get the lowdown on parenting basics like discipline, homework help, and how to talk to your child about tough subjects, like sex, tobacco, and alcohol. Plus, find out where you can turn for help and support.


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for consumers and their families and friends. The site provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. The information is reliable, unbiased, and up-to-date. 

The Parent ToolKit

Inside The Parent Toolkit you’ll find practical advice for guiding your child toward a healthy life at every age. Parenting and health experts as well as real parents share the latest tips and tools for raising drug-free kids.

A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teen brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. Find video clips, role-playing tools and practical advice from experts — all designed to help you connect with your teen.

Adventures in Parenting

RPM3: How Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring, & Modeling Can Help You be a Successful Parent. Information from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Family Dynamics-HealthyChildren.org

Families are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams. Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Tips for Being a Nurturing Parent

These tips provide suggestions as you discover what works best in your family. Do not expect to be perfect; parenting is a difficult job. 



Read articles about parenting tweens and teens.


Access information about Raising a Health Child and Links to Share with Your Kids.

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