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The WWW is filled with thousands of resources for parents. The links listed below are ones that seem especially useful and which have information that may also be useful to youthworkers.

Guidance for Grownups Menstuff® has gathered information and websites that are geared to parents of children and adolescence The Fathers Network Its mission is to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities
Kids Learn How To Drink How parental drinking patterns influence adolescents' drinking patterns Parenting Adolescents Where parents can get free, extended expert advice on parenting teens and preteens. (Teens and preteens can also get help in understanding parents!)
How To Keep Kids Drug Free: Tips For Families A how-to guide for parents and caregivers from the Child Welfare League of America Talking with Kids About Tough Issues Supports parent-child communication about "tough issues" like sex, violence, drugs and respect
Raising Children To Resist Violence: What You Can Do Parents, family members, and others who care for children can help them learn to deal with emotions without using violence. Parents and others can also take steps to reduce or minimize violence Parents. The Anti-Drug A drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other
Crisis Intervention for Teenagers - A Family Guide The early signs of a crisis can be subtle. In order to intervene parents and family member must recognize there may be a problem and they must know how to communicate this not only among themselves, but with others who can or should help PFLAG Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 80,000 members and supporters and more than 460 affiliates in the United States
Tips on Teens The place to get accurate, down-to-earth information that will make a difference in how you raise your teenagers. If you've ever felt isolated, helpless or ineffectual, or wondered how you can guide your teenager when he or she is keeping you at arm's length, this site is for you Dads and Daughters The national education and advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters. DADs strengthens father-daughter relationships and battles pervasive cultural messages that value daughters more for how they look than who they are
The Family Room If you want to teach respect, responsibility, self awareness, self direction and general compliance then it is important that the strategies you choose show respect, responsibility, self awareness and thoughtfulness towards your children. These pages should give you an understanding of why respectful parenting is so important for the next generation of children Teen Drinking/Driving A parent's guide to preventing underage drinking and driving
National Youth Network Educates parents of troubled teens on child behavior including attention deficit disorder, ADD, ADHD, drug abuse, teen depression, behavior modification and intervention programs. A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free A public education Web site, developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds
Epic Heroes Parent guide to character building for young adults using sermons on parables of Jesus and other parables. Includes activities to resist peer pressure,character education activities for kids Math and Reading Help for Kids A directory of hundreds of original articles, tips, and resources centered on the topic of children's learning. The articles in this site are primarily written to help parents make informed decisions about their child's education
Parenting Influences on Adolescent Alcohol Use This report aims to review and synthesise the research and interventions concerning the impact of parenting factors on adolescent alcohol use Parenting Teens Articles organized by topic: Teen Health; Education; Troubled Teens; Teen Drug Abuse; Tips For Parenting Teens; and Other Teen Issues. All of the articles featured on this site have been written by parents that have gained experience by raising teens of their own
KidsHealth Has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens National Fatherhood Initiative NFI’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers


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