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Amazingmoms.com - Party ideas, crafts for kids, play ideas, cooking ideas, family fun time, holiday ideas.

Babynamer - Looking for a name for that new baby, or want to know what your name means? This site contains the origin and meaning of 18,000 first names; also contains popularity ratings, noted namesakes and over 2,000 name lists (for example, sports figures, leaders, literature, etc.)

Baby Names - Over 4,200 names and their meanings.

Born to Read : How to Raise a Reader - Ideas for parents, child care providers, teachers and other adults from the American Library Association.

Child Safety on the Information Highway - Guidelines for keeping kids safe online.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature - Search for quality books by such things as reader's age, historical period or genre.

Disney's Family.com - Recipes for kids and adults; do-it-yourself greeting cards; parenting tips, family travel information; activities for the entire family; more.

Family.com Activities - Family-oriented activities and crafts; keeping kids busy one day at a time.

Family.com Parenting - Parenting tips and advice.

Family Education Network - School time; family learning; health and safety; activities; news; kidszone; special needs; more.

Helping Your Child Use the Library - Information and tips from the U.S. Department of Education.

Librarian's Guide to Great Sites for Kids - Helpful guide for parents and children who are relatively new to the Internet. Best web resources for children; definitions of common Internet terms; safety tips; guidelines for selecting quality sites.

Parent Soup - Discussion groups; polls; baby name finder; searchable library of topics such as activities, babies and toddlers, health and safety, money, education, sports, and more.

Parents Guide to the Internet - 24-page concise guide to the Internet for parents from the U.S. Department of Education.

PreschoolRock - Dedicated to parents and teachers of preschoolers. Crafts, activities, games, nutrition, health & fitness, songs, parties, more.

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues - Advice on talking about sex, violence, HIV/AIDS, drugs, alcohol; helpful tips, resources. From Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

When Push Turns to Shove: How to Help Bullies and their Targets (Indiana Youth Institute)

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