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Parenting 24/7

A “one-stop” source of news, information, and advice on parenting and family life from University of Illinois Extension. Designed for parents and grandparents of children from birth through the teens, it provides feature articles with research-based information, video clips of parents and experts, breaking news and commentary, newsletters, and recommendations to the best parenting resources on the web.

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Love and Logic

Love and Logic® will help you determine what type of parenting style you use, what will and will not work with your kids, and great comebacks every parent should know.

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Parenting The First Year Newsletters

Becoming a parent is an exciting change in your life. But it can be a stressful and trying time too. In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts from University of Wisconsin Extension, how your baby changes during each month of the first year. Get the latest information on child development, nutrition, health, safety, child care, changes in family life, and much more.

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Parenting the Second and Third Years Newsletters

Being a parent gets more exciting as your toddler learns to talk, play with you and others, and make decisions. Your toddler’s curiosity will delight you, as well as frustrate and tire you.  In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts from the University of Wisconsin Extension, how your toddler changes during each two months of the second and third years.

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Parenting the Preschooler

The Parenting the Preschooler newsletter is designed for parents and caregivers of preschool age children.

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Preparing Future Readers

Learning to read is one of those goals that all parents share for their children, and well it should be. Early reading ability is one of the key predictors of how children will succeed in their later schooling and life. And while schools and child care programs can have a big effect on the development of literacy, families still have the biggest impact.

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Family and Youth Services Bureau

Services for families ranging from adoption and foster care to disabilities to parenting.

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Underage Drinking: Talk Early. Talk Often. Get Others Involved.

Real talk starts here. Kids are curious about alcohol. 40% have tried it by the time they reach eighth grade. Talking with your children early and often can make a difference. Get the facts, the tools, and the advice you need to start talking real.

Reports

DCPFY Drug Free Communities Needs Assessment Report (January 2015)

Hotlines

  • AIDS Hotline: 1-800-750-2437
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-234-0420
  • Apple Crisis Pregnancy Center: 1-800-834-7734
  • Boy’s Town USA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
  • Domestic Abuse: The Bridge: 1-800-924-9918
  • First Call For Help: 1-800-254-2350
  • Friends & Family of Gay & Lesbians: 1-800-4-FAMILY (432-6459)
  • Missing Children Help Center: 1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437)
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
  • National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000
  • National STD Hotline: 1-800-227-8922
  • Parents Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-DRUGFREE
  • Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-800-527-1757
  • Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-TALK

Books

“Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line”
Author: J. Bluestein

“Keeping Youth Drug Free”
Authors: J.E. Funkhouser, N. Mulligan & N. Klein

“You & Your Adolescent: A Parent’s Guide for Ages 10-20”
L. Steinberg& A. Levine

“Keeping Youth Drug Free: A Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Elders, Mentors and Other Caregivers”
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information (800-729-6686)

“A Guidebook for Parents of Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders”
Authors: d. Jordan, P.F. Goldberg & M. Goldberg

“Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Resolving Conflict with your Teenage Son or Daughter”
Authors: L.Lott & J. Nelson

“How to Help Your Child with Homework: Every Caring Parent’s Guide to Encouraging Good Study Habits and Ending Homework Wars”
Authors: M. C. Radencich & J. S. Schumm

“Raising Self-reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People”
Authors: H.S. Glenn & J. Nelson

“Parenting with a Purpose: A Positive Approach for Raising Confident Caring Youth”
Authors: D. Feldmeyer & E.C. Roehlkepartain

“Simple Secrets of Parenting: Easy as ABC”
Author: J.Q. Baucom

“What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven Ways to Raise Good Kids”
Authors: P.L. Benson, J. Galbarith, & P. Espeland