21st Century Parenting Hub
Parenting is tough work. It's probably the most important job that anyone will have, yet it is the one for which we usually least prepared! And, no matter how much we prepare, every parent knows that things come up that can catch them off guard.
Questions that parents have include everything from health care to substance abuse. While nothing can substitute for professional guidance, this page offers some helpful resources.
Use these resources. Learn as much as you can! But seek out professional assistance when as needed. You will find some resources for personal assistance on these pages:
Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Partnership for a Drug Free America provides a wealth of information.
How to talk to your kids about Drug and Alcohol Abuse with the:
Parent Talk Kit: Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
How to talk to your kids about marijuana with the Marijuana Talk Kit.
About various drugs, including pictures and street names, in the Drug Guide
Or look up specific drugs here:
The Best and Most Difficult Job in the World
The Center for Parenting Education offers a library of archived recorded parenting workshops and a library of parenting articles.
The American Society for the Positive Care of Children provides a range of resources to help with positive parenting. The resources are broken down by age group:
ParentLink’s WarmLine offers direct access to family strengthening information and support. You can:
Child Health and Development
KidsHealth.org, sponsored the Nemours Foundation, a private nonprofit health foundation, offers health information for parents, kids, teens, and educators.
Kids in the House is an award-winning website offering over 9000 short parenting videos by experts and other parents, on topics ranging from infant and child care to teen sexuality and online safety. Each video is two minutes or less in length.
Topics are wide-ranging, including child birth, health care, child development, adoption, teens, special needs, and much more.
Google - Friend or Foe?
We all know that the internet is a wealth of information. Never before have we had the opportunity to access information so quickly, on our computers and on our smartphones. From anywhere, anytime!
While information has never been more accessible, we have to be sure that the information we are finding online is accurate. Check out these various things when you find information online:
Disclaimer: We have provided links to other websites to provide you with helpful information. Inclusion of these links is not an endorsement or recommendation by the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office. The Seventeenth Circuit Juvenile Division does not control the external websites, and cannot guarantee their legitimacy or accuracy of the content of the linked websites.