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Family & Parenting Resources

A subject guide for patrons who are interested in learning more about parenting, children, and family issues.

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Print Resources

Aron, Elaine N. The highly sensitive child : helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them New York, NY : Broadway Books, c2002. Call # 649.1 AR

Borba, Michelle The big book of parenting solutions : 101 answers to your everyday challenges and wildest worries San Francisco, CA : Jossey - Bass, c2009. Call # 649.1 BO

Bowman, Katrina and Ryan, Louise Twins : a practical guide to parenting multiples from conception to preschool Australia : Allen & Unwin, c2005. Call # 649.144 BO

Damon, William The path to purpose : helping our children find their calling in life New York, NY : Free Press, c2008. Call # 649.7 DA

Hill, Edith D. I'm not your friend, I'm your parent : helping your children set the boundaries they need - and really want Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson Publishers, c2008. Call # 649.64 HI

Johnson, Helen E. and Schelhas - Miller Don't tell me what to do, just send money : the essential parenting guide to the college years New York, NY : St. Martin's Griffin, c2011. Call # 378.198 JO

McGhee, Christina Parenting apart : how separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids New York, NY : Berkley Books, c2010. Call # 306.874 MC

Nelson, Jane and Lott, Lynn and Glenn, H. Stephen Positive discipline A - Z : 1001 solutions to everyday parenting problems New York, NY : Three Rivers, c2007. Call # 649.64 NE

Payne, Kim John with Ross, Lisa M. Simplicity parenting : using the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids New York, NY : Ballantine Books, c2009. Call # 649.1 PA

Rosenzweig, Janet The sex - wise parent : the parent's guide to protecting your child, strengthening your family, and talking to kids about sex, abuse, and bullying New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2012. Call # 649.65 RO

Sember, Brette McWhorter Unmarried with children : the complete guide for unmarried families Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2008. Call # 306.84 SE

Siegel, Daniel J. and Bryson, Tina Payne The whole - brain child : 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind New York, NY : Delacorte Press, c2011. Call # 649.1019 SI

Smith, Jerry Adam The daddy shift : how stay - at - home dads, breadwinning moms, and shared parenting are transforming the American family Boston, MA : Beacon Press, c2009. Call # 306.3 SM

Stoppard, Miriam First time parents London : Dorling Kindersley, c2006. Call # 649.1 ST

Thompson, Jim Positive sports parenting : how "second - goal" parents raise winners in life through sports Portola Valley, CA : Balance Sports Publishing, c2009. Call # 796.083 TH

Whitley, Michael D. Bright minds, poor grades : understanding and motivating your underachieving child New York, NY : Perigee, c2001. Call # 370.15 WH

Winget, Larry Your kids are your own fault : a guide to raising responsible, productive adults New York, NY : Gotham Books, Penguin Group, c2010. Call # 649.1 WI

Wolf, Anthony I'd listen to my parents if they'd just shut up : what to say and not to say when parenting teens New York, NY : Harper, c2011. Call # 649.125 WO

World Wide Web Resources

CDC Child Development
Site for the Center of Disease Control, offers information on child development, screening and ADHD.

Disability Links
The Internet Resource for Special Children offers links to different sites that cater to helping children with various types of speech, learning or mental disabilities.

Family.com
This site offers a wealth of informational links on a wide variety of parenting issues, including pregnancy, nutrition and child development.

Open Directory Project: Parenting
This site acts as a portal to over 100 different parenting websites that range from creative crafts to practical advice.

Support Guidelines
SupportGuidelines.com is the comprehensive resource for the interpretation and application of child support guidelines in the United States. It is designed to be an aid primarily for attorneys who wish to research the law of child support in general and child support guidelines in particular.

American Adoptions
Licensed non-profit adoption agency serving pregnant women, adoptive families and adoptees across the U.S.

Adopting.com
Help for adoptive parents and birth parents in the processes of adopting a child is in this comprehensive listing of adoption resources on the internet. Clickable links to web sites of adoption agencies, attorneys, facilitators, photolistings, mailing lists and many other kinds of adoption-related services and information sources are given in easy-to-find listings.

Adopting.org
Adopting.org - the best place to find information and resources about adoption. Join our discussions and meet others with an interest in adopting a child in domestic or international adoption, adoptive parenting, adoption records for adoptees, birthmother and birthfather issues, search, reunion, foster care, stepparent issues, adoption practice and ethics, and professional networking.

New Jersey Fostercare
Information for those considering becoming a Foster Parent in New Jersey.

Baby Center
Baby Information - BabyCenter is the most complete online resource for new and expectant parents featuring resources such as unique baby names, newborn baby

Baby Names
Search Baby Names, Name Meanings and Name Origins! Save your Favorite name list and send it to friends. Search Baby Boy Names, Baby Girl Names, Most Popular Names, Celebrity Names and more.

Child Development
Nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.

Family Digest Baby
Family Digest Magazine is the ultimate publication for Black Families. African American Families learn about love, kids, work, aspiring idols, and all aspects of life.

Breastfeeding Laws
50 State Summary of Breastfeeding Laws.

Breastfeeding com
Breastfeeding.com is the place for help and information on breastfeeding. Detailed information, book reviews, humor, a directory of lactation consultants and more.

La Leche League
An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breast feed their babies.

Online Birth Center
Nanny's Place Breastfeeding Corner features articles about breastfeeding, reviews, and links to other resource sites.

Blog Safety
Forum where parents, teens, educators, and experts discuss and learn about safe blogging and social networking.

Child Passenger Safety
Through education, training, enforcement, outreach and legislation, NHTSA seeks to ensure that all children ages 0-16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system for their age and size every time they travel in a motor vehicle.

Children's Safety
Children's Safety Zone, a non-commercial site dedicated to children's safety issues such as drownings, missing kids, holiday safety and safe babysitting.

Parent Smart
Parentsmart.com - the best search engine for parents, teachers, and counselors - finding important articles to help children succeed and be safe in school.

Safe Kids
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.

Father Network
Provides support and resources for fathers and families of children with chronic illness and developmental disabilities.

Father Magazine
The online magazine for men who value fatherhood.

Fathers.com
Fathers.com is the premier online resource for every day dads. Created by the National Center for Fathering, fathers.com provides research-based training, practical tips and resources to help men be the involved fathers, grandfathers, and father figures their children need.

Amber Alert Plan
The AMBER Alert Program, named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.

Child Search
Help for missing children. Dedicated to preventing child abuction and finding missing or exploited children.

Child Watch
This site includes cases of missing children, safety and abduction prevention information, recovered children stories, and child ID event information.

Missing Kids
The official site for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Polly Klaas Foundation
Foundation for prevention of child abduction and aid in the search.

Midlife Motherhood
Support site for new older mothers.

Working Moms
A supportive parent and women's community featuring discussion and advice from both experts and working mothers.

Parenthood Web
Parenting, Pregnancy, Conception, Baby Names, Online Parenting Articles & More at Parenthood.com. Find tips and articles to help you along the road of parenthood.

Family Education
FamilyEducation.com provides parents with educational printables, games, activities, parenting ideas, tips, family advice, and information on learning disabilities for children of all ages: toddlers, babies, elementary-aged children, and teenagers, K-12.

Whole Family
Support and advice on family issues.

Childbirth
A variety of informative and personal links relating to childbirth, pregnancy, parenting, early childhood, and infant feeding.

Pregnancy Today
From your first pregnancy sign to pregnancy symptoms and how to help treat them, the pregnancy channel has the tools like due date calendars and the pregnancy articles to help you through this time.

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Local Resources

La Leche League
Meetings held 3rd Wednesday of every month
Linwood Library, Linwood NJ
Co-Leaders are:
Meredith: 609-204-5067  
Toini: 609-390-5967

Family Service Association
3073 English Creek Avenue - Suite 3
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey 08234-9710
(609) 569-0239
(609) 569-1942 Fax

Recommended Videos

The happiest toddler on the block [videorecording] : United States : Happiest Baby, Inc., c2004. Call # DVD 649.122 HAP

More 1 - 2 - 3 magic [videorecording] : encouraging good behavior, independence and self - esteem Glen Ellyn, IL : ParentMagic, Inc., c2004. Call # DVD 649.64 MOR

Raising children of divorce [videorecording] : practical help for parents Brewster, MA : Paraclete Press, c2004. Call # DVD 306.89 RAI

Recommended audiobooks

Chopra, Deepak The seven spiritual laws for parents guiding your children to success & fulfillment Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, c2006. Call # CD 649.1 CH

Runkel, Hal Edward Screamfree parenting [raising your kids by keeping your cool] Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, c2007. Call # CD 649.1 RU

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