The following is a list of websites that we recommend.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Among its useful features are a “disease database” where they provide information on many conditions (“My child has_________”).
Child & Teen Health
Part of the National Institutes of Health web site, this sight is loaded with information on a variety of medical conditions (asthma, colic, ear infections), behavioral issues (bedwetting, toilet training), mental health (ADHD, autism, learning disorders), and well-child care (growth and development, safety, immunizations).
Developed by the MGH department of pediatric psychiatry, this web site is a great source of information on developmental disorders (such as autism, and Asperger’s), as well as psychologic issues (anxiety, attention deficit disorder, depression, etc.)
Common Sense Media
Family oriented reviews of movies, video games, books, and music.
Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about childhood vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
National Network for Immunization Information
Another website with extensive information about vaccines.
Separate information for parents, teens, and kids. Special sections on parenting skills, sexual health, safety, and emotional well-being.
Excellent web site offering information on the dangers of cigarettes, tips for managing cravings, on-line (and telephone support), an thorough guide to quitting, and much more.
National Sleep Foundation
How much sleep does your newborn need? Is your child’s snoring a problem? How can you reduce bedwetting? Find the answers at this interesting site.
What They Play - Video Game Reviews
Do you know what your kids are being exposed to when they play video games? What They Play is an updated and thorough summary of video games with ratings, descriptions, and parents’ reviews.
Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health
Is your drinking water fluoridated? Check out this website for a wealth of information about fluoride, toothbrushing, and overall oral health.