We know that parenting is the hardest and most rewarding job there is. But even the best parents don’t have all the answers. Every day, we hear from parents who have concerns or questions about daycare, child development and upbringing. To help answer some of these questions, we’ve created and compiled child-rearing articles, as well as other resources to help you get even more information.
Family and Childrearing Related Websites
- Common Sense Parenting — Specializes in training, consulting and researching parenting practices that address the day-to-day care-taking, guidance and development of children.
- American Academy of Pediatrics — An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
- Kids’ Health — Provides doctor-approved health information about children from birth through adolescence and has separate areas for kids, teens and parents.
- NAEYC — Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with a particular focus on the quality of education and developmental services.
- Zero to Three — Its mission is to support the healthy development and well being of infants, toddlers and their families.
First lady Michelle Obama hula hoops on the South Lawn of the White House during an event promoting exercise and healthy eating for children. The "Healthy Kids Fair" included events on cooking healthy meals and emphasized children getting a proper amount of outdoor exercise each day.
For Michelle Obama, obesity awareness and prevention has become more than a worthy cause. "This isn't just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition," the First Lady announced in March 2010. Her public awareness campaign, Let's Move, has set a goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. It's clear to Michelle Obama: Obesity is a crisis, and one that must be addressed aggressively.
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