All of us want to be the best parent we can be, but we sometimes doubt whether we are doing what’s best for our children. Good parenting skills are learned; we’re not born with them. But where should you go for parenting advice and tips? There are hundreds of parenting websites. Which ones offer the best parenting resources? Take a look at these sites for valuable parenting tips.
1. Gerber Foods, the baby food manufacturer, has an excellent parenting website, http://www.gerber.com, filled with information on parenting issues for those with infants to toddler-age children. Particularly useful is their Parents Resource Center, a 24/7 live help forum for parenting questions and problems that arise in the middle of the night as well as those in the more civilized hours.
2. Do you have a toddler that you’re toilet training? Do you need to share your parenting experiences and get advice on what you are doing right or wrong? http://www.pottytrainingsolutions.com is a parenting website that offers easy-to-read advice on parenting toilet training. Their series of helpful articles and parenting take you through the entire process and the FAQ sections helps with basic parenting advice.
3. A successful parenting website relies on trust and who has better credentials on parenting that the people who have brought us the PBS show, Sesame Street for all of these years. Their parenting articles on http://www.sesamestreet.org/parenting give advice on parenting toddlers as well as older children. Recent parenting articles have included “How to Raise an Eager Reader” and advice on keeping your parenting resolutions. There’s also nutrition information and recipes as well as kids activity ideas. It’s a great parenting resource.
4. Parents of teenagers will appreciate the free parenting tips on http://www.byparents-forparents.com. In addition to articles, there are self-tests that allow parents to measure the effectiveness of their parenting techniques. Another highlight of the site is the open parent/teen forum that gives both teens and adults the chance to share their thoughts.
5. Work-at-home moms can sometimes feel isolated. Visit http://www.wahm.com to share ideas with like-minded moms (and dads). There are parenting articles, an active parenting forum, and even a section with job leads, featuring telecommuting positions and freelancing gigs.
6. And, finally, for those times when you need a lighter moment, there’s http://www.parentinghumor.com, a well written website, dedicated to the lighter side of parenting.
Remember that you’re not alone. All parents need advice sometimes. There are thousands of parenting resources online. From parenting workshops to parenting forums, there’s a wealth of information available for parents with children of any age.