Helpful Links

We are careful to evaluate the information on websites to which we link.  However, those sites may change without our knowledge, and so we recommend that you discuss any information you obtain (anywhere) on the internet with your child’s doctor before you take any action.  We will try to let you know when a linked website is a commercial site, so you can evaluate the claims of the site in light of the knowledge that they are trying to sell you something.

For general questions and parenting information, we recommend the website maintained by The American Academy of Pediatrics. The Nemours Foundation also has a terrific website for parents, kids, and teens. There’s lots and lots of good information there on a wide variety of subjects.  It’s a “don’t miss” site.

Get your growth and development questions answered at the Tips to Grow By site from the Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital.

For information about infant breastfeeding the La Leche League website offers reliable answers to frequently asked questions.  The AAP and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) also have information on breastfeeding.

Fight the growing problem of childhood obesity. Get the facts at the Weight Control Information Network, keep your kids active with these ideas from the Mayo Clinic, and keep them eating great and loving it with help from Dr. Christine Wood.

Learn how to manage your child’s diabetes with facts from the National Diabetes Education Program and combat the effects of asthma with help from Asthma Action America.

The Home Safety Council offers a wide variety of advice about all areas of children’s home safety.  Place your cursor over the “Children” link and then select a topic from the drop-down menu.  Well worth your time!  The National SAFE KIDS Campaign offers information about state safety regulations. The Consumer Products Safety Commission is also a good resource.

Is your child constantly on-line?  Does Internet use baffle you?  Do you wonder how to protect your child from bad information, predators, and unsavory sites?  The Department of Justice and FBI have a site to help you.  It’s called “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety”.

If you are planning foreign travel, the Centers for Disease Control has a wonderful website to help you plan for your trip.  You can also investigate specific diseases found more commonly outside the USA.

If you (or someone you know) has experienced the tragedy of the death of a child, the Compassionate Friends organization can offer help and support from other parents who have gone through this life-changing experience.

We frequently get asked about smoking and the problem of second-hand smoke.  The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and other child-advocate organizations have launched a new website.  Read about their “Smoke Free Homes Project.”

Do you have questions about childhood epilepsy?  There are several good sites available for you to review.   In addition to The Epilepsy Foundation’s link (previous), the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at the Washington University School of Medicine is a great resource.  You might also try

Has your adolescent started smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol?  Get the facts on youth smoking at the CDC website and explore these ways to keep them alcohol free.What is MRSA? See what the CDC has to say about this potentially dangerous bacteria.

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