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  1. An Age-By-Age Guide to Why Kids Lie (CNN News)
      "Of course, not all kids' lies are trivial incidents you can just laugh off -- and you do want to raise a child who values honesty. Knowing the types of untruths kids tell at each stage, and why, can help you gently guide your own toward a level of truthfulness that's appropriate for his age." 11-08

  2. Parenting Resources (ABC's of Parenting)
      Provides hundreds of resources on parenting, with a strong emphasis on babies and newer parents. Includes annotated and rated sites of interest within each topic.

  3. Parenting Resources
      Provides almost 100 resources for parenting.

  4. Parents Resources (Caring Parents)
      Provides a broad variety of resources for parents.

  5. The Cost of a Child (MSNBC News)
      "My mother used to say if anyone in her generation had stopped to ask how much it cost to raise a child before they had them, none of the people in my generation would have been born. And that was 40 years ago." 07-08

Papers
  1. -06-17-08 Evidence-Based Parenting (U.S. News)
      "Researchers have spent decades studying what motivates children to behave and can now say exactly what discipline methods work and what don't: Call it 'evidence-based parenting.' Alas, many of parents' favorite strategies are scientifically proven to fail." 06-08

  2. -Raising Confident Kids (Huffington Post)
      "The point isn't to criticize children. But it's to recognize that self-esteem really, truly comes as the result of achievement -- in the classroom, on the field, at home -- rather than false accomplishments. Instead of praising your child with "you're so smart!" be specific. Tell him, "You did a great job on your spelling quiz," or simply, "You tied your own shoes!" Instead of telling him he's he best on the team when you really don't mean it, tell him you could tell he tried hard. Next time, he'll try even harder -- guaranteed." 08-12

  3. -Study: Arguing with Mom Helps Fend Off Peer Pressure (Time.com)
      "New research shows that adolescents who quickly backed down during an argument with their mother had a harder time resisting peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol than teens who were able to calmly, persuasively, and persistently argue their point with Mom."

      " 'The key quality that appears to link household arguing and resisting peer pressure is a child’s 'ability to persuade and be assertive through calm reasoning,' rather than resorting to whining or yelling, Chango says. 'We found over and over again that the right kinds of arguments are linked to better outcomes for teens.' " 12-11

  4. -Study: Fathers Are Mostly Not Staying Home to Care for Kids (Time.com)
      Provides a chart that shows that 20 times more mothers stay at home for child care compared to fathers. 12-13

  5. Attachment Parenting (ParentingScience.com)
      "Attachment parenting (AP) is an approach to child-rearing intended to forge strong, healthy bonds (also known as 'secure attachment') between parents and children." 04-08

  6. Baby Names (YeahBaby.com)
      Provides a search for naming babies. Also provides tips related to baby names.

  7. Baby Names - Most Popular (MSNBC News)
      Provides the top ten most popular baby names for boys and girls. The most popular names are Jacob and Emily. 5-05

  8. Baby Names - Most Popular (SSA.gov)
      Provides the most popular baby names from 1880 to 2004, based on Social Security Administration records. 5-05

  9. Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teens (ABC News)
      "Do you ever feel your teenager doesn't show you enough respect?"

      "A new survey from Seventeen magazine finds the feeling is often mutual with 41 percent of teens saying their parents show them disrespect at least a few times a month." 03-06

  10. Cost of Raising One Child (Time.com)
      "This year's report says a typical family will spend about $221,000 raising a child through age 17; that's 21% more than families spent the year I was born. Food and clothing are cheaper now, but housing and health care cost more. Turns out parents get a bulk discount: people with only one child spend 25% more per child than families with two, and by the time you have three or more, you are spending 22% less on each one." 08-09

  11. Crib Safety (Consumer Product Safety Commision)
      Provides information on cribs at home and during travel. 07-02-99.

  12. Editorial: Why Moms Get Jealous When Dads Bond With Kids (CNN News)
      "Today's dads spend 21.7 hours a week on child care and related duties such as shopping and housework, up nine hours from 30 years ago, according to research by the University of Maryland. Which isn't to say that moms still don't handle the vast majority of kid-linked tasks -- a whopping 39 hours weekly."

      " 'But we don't want them to take over,' says Pyper Davis, a mother of two in Washington, D.C. 'We don't ever want to be pushed off that throne of being Mommy.' " 04-09

  13. Fatherhood (Father's World)
      Provides information for fathers.

  14. Immunizations Issues and Recommendations (Immunization Action Coalition)
      "The Coalition promotes physician, community, and family awareness of, and responsibility for, appropriate immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable diseases." 5-00.

  15. Improving Communication Between Parents and Teens (SAMHSA)
      Provides articles to help parents improve their methods of communication with their children, especially their teens. 9-03

  16. My Name Means
      This site is a BabyNamer meaning search. You can look to find the meaning of a specific name or look for a name with a certain meaning.

  17. Parenting Reviews (ABC's of Parenting)
      Provides reviews and ratings of sites for families and parents-to-be.

  18. Playing With Dad Is Important for Child Development (ABC News)
      " 'Rough and tumble play between fathers and their young children is part of their development, shaping their children's brain so that their children develop the ability to manage emotions and thinking and physical action altogether,' said Fletcher. 'This is a key developmental stage for children in that preschool area between the ages of about two and a half and five. That's when children learn to put all those things together.' " 01-11

  19. Potty Training Tips (ParentingScience.com)
      "Welcome to your one-stop source for potty training tips based on the latest scientific research." 04-08

  20. Publications for Parents (U.S. Department of Education)
      Provides sources of information according to 10 topic areas for parents to help their children. 09-09

  21. Science and the Discipline of Children (U.S. News)
      "8 ways science shows that Mom and Dad go wrong when disciplining their kids." 01-09

  22. Sleep Tips for Babies (ParentingScience.com)
      "Welcome to your source for baby sleep tips and articles based on the latest scientific research in sleep, pediatrics, and anthropology." 04-08

  23. Sleep Tips for Children (ParentingScience.com)
      "Welcome to your source for sleep tips and articles based on the latest research in anthropology, brain science, sleep science, and pediatrics." 04-08

  24. Stress and Children (ParentingScience.com)
      "We can’t eliminate all stress. But understanding the biology of stress—and adopting a cross-cultural perspective on stressors—can be very helpful. The pages described below highlight recent scientific research on stress during pregnancy, childhood, and the child-rearing years." 04-08

  25. Talking to Tweens and Teens About Sex (Newsweek.com)
      "Discussing sex with your tweens and teens can help them make better choices. Here's how." 07-08

  26. Tiger Moms (Time.com)
      "Chua's reports from the trenches of authoritarian parenthood are indeed disconcerting, even shocking, in their candid admission of maternal ruthlessness. Her book is a Mommie Dearest for the age of the memoir, when we tell tales on ourselves instead of our relatives. But there's something else behind the intense reaction to Tiger Mother, which has shot to the top of best-seller lists even as it's been denounced on the airwaves and the Internet. Though Chua was born and raised in the U.S., her invocation of what she describes as traditional "Chinese parenting" has hit hard at a national sore spot: our fears about losing ground to China and other rising powers and about adequately preparing our children to survive in the global economy." 01-11

  27. Tips and Topics for Parents (ParentingScience.com)
      Provides research-based solutions on sleep, breastfeeding, potty training, and other topics for parenting. 04-08

  28. Toy Safety (Consumer Product Safety Commision)
      Provides tips and articles related to dangers from toys, lead, mercury, cadmium, cords, guns for children, balloons, and more. 07-02-99.

  29. Traveling by Car (MSNBC)
      "When I was young, driving cross-country was a shared experience. Today, we're all traveling solo." 07-07


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