We have listed below links to some very useful websites and also a list of books that we recommend parents read to be more informed about their child's health and well being.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is the primary professional association for the nation’s 55,000 pediatricians. It is dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The family section of the site contains links to the AAP’s public education brochures on health, child development, and safety information.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, and research.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) aims to aid in the understanding and treatment of developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders. The site includes information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, and current research.
The National Safe Kids Campaign is a national organization dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. This site provides a broad range of information on child safety, safety regulations, and recent product recalls
This site focuses on the development of your child during the important first three years of life. Zero to Three is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.
The site provides valuable information for individuals with food allergy.
Site for National Poison Control Center.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline helps victims of domestic violence and has useful information regarding abuse, battery,
RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR PARENTS
- Heading home with your newborn by Laura Jana MD
- New mother's guide to breast feeding by Joan Younger Meek MD
- Your baby's first year by Steven Shelov MD
- Caring for your child- Birth to age 5 by Steven Shelov MD
- Caring for your school age child-ages 5-12 by Edward Schor MD
- Caring for your teenager by Donald Greydanus MD
- What to expect series.
- My child is sick by Barton Schmitt MD
- Mommy calls by Tanya Altmann MD
- Nutrition- What every parent needs to know by William Dietz MD
- ADHD- What every parent needs to know by Michael Reiff MD
- The new strong willed child by James Dobson
- The out of sync child by Carol Stock Kranowitz