Unchecked and extraneous use of technology can have negative effects on teens and tweens, including issues with mental health and deteriorating real-world relationships. It’s important to teach them about how they can use media in a healthy, productive, and positive way.
Advice and information about parenting, behavior and connecting with your child.
A Parent's Guide to Age-Appropriate Media
With so much media available to children, some parents struggle to know what their children should consume and avoid. This guide details the parental guides for television, movies, and video games, what the differences in ratings mean, what parents can expect from media within these ratings, what the descriptors mean and some key questions to ask as parents.
Babies Need Words Everyday
Designed to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap by providing parents with proven ways to build their children's literacy skills
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Guidance to expecting mothers about exposure to Zika virus.
Center on Media and Child Health
Educates and empowers children and those who care for them to create and consume media in ways that optimize children’s health and development.
Children's Movement of Florida
A non-partisan grassroots movement of Floridians insisting on increased investment in the first five years of all our children.
Common Sense Media
Provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction
Research on literacy development in young children.
A website of the American Academy of Pediatrics focused on the health of children.
How to Tell if Social Media Is Harming Your Mental Health
Contains valuable insights into the factors that can affect mental health when using social media and offers advice on how to seek help when needed.
Story time blog with book recommendations, finger plays and online resources.
Pediatric Health and Safety Guide
At any point during the day, a child is faced with potential threats from the things around him or her. Although some adults may instinctively know how to keep children safe in some instances, they all must learn how to do it in every situation.
Story Time Katie
Songs, rhymes, finger plays and book recommendations from a children’s librarian.
Talking is Teaching
Tips and tools for talking, reading and singing to your child to help them develop the brain connections they need.
Teaching Your Child CPR Could Save Your Life
If an adult is alone with a child and is in need of CPR, they will need someone who knows what to do and how to do it. A child who has been taught the basics of CPR can take action and potentially save the adult's life.
CPR Today: What's Changed
Learn how CPR has changed in just ten years. Stay up to date so you can take action and help save lives.
Kim West, LCSW-C and known as The Sleep Lady with a book called "The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight"
Tips for Bedtime
Tips to help parents gain an increased understanding of the often confusing science behind sleep.
Too Small to Fail
Helps parents, communities, and businesses take specific actions to improve the health and well-being of children from birth to age five.
Parenting Resources for learning disabilities and attention issues.