ASQ: Ages and Stages – for parents
The ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaires) provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age 6. Drawing on parents’ expert knowledge, ASQ has been specifically designed to pinpoint developmental progress and catch delays in young children—paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention, or monitoring. This website has information for parents as well as program administrators, home visitors and pediatricians.
ASQ: Ages and Stages – resource library
The ASQ resource library has more than 300 tip sheets, videos and activities for parents and professionals.
American Psychological Association: Parenting
Parenting practices around the world share three major goals: ensuring children’s health and safety, preparing children for life as productive adults and transmitting cultural values. A high-quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development.
CDC: Child Development
This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on child development, developmental milestones, developmental screening, brain development and more.
CDC: Positive Parenting Tips
This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety and health at each stage of your child’s life.
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
The Center drives science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. This website includes substantial information on early childhood development, brain architecture, parent-child interactive communications (“serve and return”), toxic stress, executive function and self-regulation, and resilience.
Child Development Institute
The Child Development Institute is a “go to” site for parents for information, products and services related to child development, psychology, health, parenting, learning, media, entertainment, family activities as well as to connect with other parents, professional experts organizations and other useful websites.
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Child Mind Institute
An independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. (Also in Spanish.)
Family, children and school stories, trends, analysis and advice.
This is a comprehensive website for parents created by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There is a wealth of information on child development (“ages and stages”) healthy living, safety and prevention, family life and health issues as well as news, tips and tools. (Full companion site available in Spanish)
Integrated Learning Strategies
A robust website for child development and learning, with articles, activities and worksheets.
Mind in the Making
Mind in the Making shares the science of children’s learning through innovative in-depth training and materials geared for action (Learning Modules, Skill-Building Opportunities and Book Tips), which serve professionals and caregivers in building executive function-based life skills within children and families together.
Parenting Center from WebMD
Doctor-approved information to keep you and your family healthy and happy. Pregnancy & Baby Bulletin; Parenting & Children’s Health.
Discover tips & advice on better parenting, relationships, adoption, pets, money, work, family dynamics & more from the editors of Parents magazine.
Postpartum Support Center
If you are in need of free Maternal Mental Health Services (if you believe you might have postpartum depression or other mental health challenges during your pregnancy and within the first 3 years postpartum) contact the Postpartum Support Center’s warm line (call or text) 415-320-6707 or email email@example.com, or go to https://www.postpartumsc.org/ to get more information.
If you are in need of free postpartum supplies, diapers, wipes, formula, strollers, bassinets, or any other baby gear, clothes and toys, contact Postpartum Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Marin Diaper Bank page to fill out the request form for needed supplies.
Psychology Today: Child Development
The process of child development includes everything from sensory awareness and fine motor skills to language and socialization. The progress of development is strongly influenced by a child’s genetic makeup, environment, and cognitive skills. This website offers articles on a wide range of related topics and issues.
Psychology Today: Parenting
The National Academy of Sciences delineates four major responsibilities for parents: maintaining children’s health and safety, promoting their emotional well-being, instilling social skills, and preparing children intellectually. Parents may find the Four C’s to be a helpful acronym: care (showing acceptance and affection), consistency (maintaining a stable environment), choices (allowing the child to develop autonomy), and consequences (applying repercussions of choices, whether positive or negative).
TedTalks: Ideas on Parenting
A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Parenting.
The New York Times – section on Parenting
This link has published articles on fertility issues, pregnancy, infants, toddlers and older children plus parenting guides
The Washington Post – section on Parenting
Conversations about modern parenting’s challenges, delights and shared experiences, delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Today’s Parent – toddler
Everything you need to know about your growing toddler, from picky eating to potty training, navigating bedtime to managing tantrums.
Zero to Three Parenting
The information and tools offered are designed to support parents in developing their own ways to promote their children’s growth and development.