I Wish I Were Far From the Madding Crowd

March 6, 2010

Parenting resources page added

Have added a page on Parenting Resources.  This is by no means meant to be comprehensive and, in fact, so far I only have one site listed.  (But I figure small steps, right?)

The site I’ve listed is KidsHealth.org.  It has three sections, one for parents, one kids, and one for teens.

Topics covered in the Parents section include:

  • General health
    Body basics • Sleep • Aches, Pains, and Injuries • & more
  • Infections
    Infectious diseases • Immunization • Parasitic infections • Medical tests
  • Emotions & Behavior
  • Growth & Development
  • Nutrition & Fitness
  • Recipes (for kids with cystic fibrosis, lactose intolerance, etc.)
  • Pregnancy & Newborns
  • Medical Problems
  • Positive Parenting
  • First Aid & Safety
  • Medications

Different topics are covered in the Kids and Teens sections (or at least are organized differently).  Articles are, of course, written with those audiences in mind.

KidsHealth is part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media (which is a part of the The Nemours Foundation).  KidsHealth provides families with facts about health as well as perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.  (from “About KidsHealth“)

The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media also sponsors KidsHealth in the Classroom, a site providing free health curriculum materials for all grades and subject areas.

I tried to look at the categories (teacher’s guides by grade levels), but for some reason (not being registered on the site?), I couldn’t view them.  I was able to pull up a list though by searching for “teacher’s guide.”  That however did not pull up all the materials, so I had to search for the grade level I was interested in by searching on, for example, “Grades 6 to 8.”  That pulled up a list of teacher’s guides, handouts, and quizzes.

Unfortunately, the links in each PDF file didn’t work for me (hopefully that’s just my computer).  When I did a search on “chemical” I got hits on teacher’s guides on drugs and smoking, but nothing about the effects of exposure to chemicals (or abuse of certain non-drug chemicals).

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