General Parenting Information


Family Education

The first parenting website on the web and has become the Internet's most-visited site for parents who are involved, committed, and responsive to their families' needs. Babies & Toddlers, Mom's Life and Food sections may be of particular interest to you.


The Fred Rogers Company - Parenting Resources

Topics excerpted from "The Mister Rogers Parenting Book" including everyday experiences, first time experiences and special challenges.


PBS Parents 

Find information on education, early learning, child development and fun & games

A free online resource from the parenting experts at Boys Town, which is an organization that saves children and heals families. The website includes quick tips, articles, Q&As and videos. Also contains an 'Ask a Question' section.


National Parent Hotline

Parents can call this national hotline to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.


YourChild: Child Development and Behavior Resources

University of Michigan Health System provides information on many topics including child development, behavior, safety and health issues.


Child and Family WebGuide

Tufts University website evaluates and provides links to hundreds of websites containing child development research and practical advice. The WebGuide selects websites that have the highest quality child development research and that are parent friendly. Topics are selected based on parent recommendations and cover all ages from early childhood development to adolescence. 


Talking with Kids about Tough Issues

Practical tips and techniques that help parents speak easily and openly with young children ages 8 - 12 about very tough topics such as what they see on TV news, accidents, disasters, violence, terrorism, race, relationships, divorce, sex, alcohol, drugs, sickness, HIV/AIDS and death.


The National Parenting Center

The organization advises parents on a variety of topics with sound, responsible advice. The advice provided is furnished by some of the world's most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development. 


Parent News

Website provides parenting advice articles, parenting tips and household hints. 


Parenting Press

Although this is a commercial book ordering website, it also includes weekly parenting tips, news for parents, newsletters and downloadable parenting brochures.



Parents of Twins & Multiples



Online resource for parents of twins and multiples offering community, education and advice. 



Parents of Children with Special Needs


NYMetroSpecialParent Magazine

Biannual publication dedicated to parents of children with special needs.





Great Schools - New York

Free online resource that profiles public, public charter and private preK-12 schools. View each school's Great School Rating, which helps parents and students compare schools based on test scores and other available data. See community reviews and star ratings from parents and students. Plus view school profiles updated by principals and school leaders.


NYC Department of Education

Learn about NYC school choices, enrollment, progress reports and surveys, academics, support, rules, policies, student achievement resources and school data.


U.S. Department of Education

View the Department of Education's mission and goals. Take a look at the section for parents called Laws and Guidance. This webpage contains information on No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Civil Rights, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and general information. Also see Early Learning, K-12 Reforms and Family and Community Engagement.


Reading is Fundamental

Find tips and activity ideas for different age groups on the website of the nation's largest child literacy organization. Also available in Spanish.


Get Ready to Read

Get Ready to Read is a national initiative promoting early literacy skills. Use the resources to help prepare preschool students to read and write early.


Family Education

The School and Learning section is dedicated to children's learning.



Family Fun Sites


NYMetroParents Magazine

In each issue readers receive:

  • Columns on family outings, financial planning, food and nutrition, education, relationships, health care and child development, sports, theater, and special needs

  • Community news about local businesses, kids, families, and schools

  • Highlights of cool products for kids and parents

  • An unequaled Calendar of Events - listings and descriptions of family outings for every day of the month


My Baba

Hip parenting website for moms and dads 'in the know'. Check out the Parenting section.



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