Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
Provided as a Public Service by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS)
General Parenting

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State and Local

 

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  • Children and Families - Human Development and Family Science
    • Provides information and guidelines on a wide range of parenting, child care and family based issues. The site includes many resources that can make parents lives a little easier.
  • Focus on the Family
    • Offers practical helps for your marriage and parenting role. Recent magazine articles, letters from Dr. James Dobson, news, RealAudio broadcasts and much more.
  • OASIS
    • Oklahoma Area wide Services Information System is a free statewide information and referral service in Oklahoma that can help locate resources for a variety of social services and health care needs. Using a computerized database of thousands of agencies, organizations and programs throughout the state, OASIS can help people find the services they need in their area. OASIS also has listing of national organizations and agencies as well as local support groups.
  • Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth 
    • Provides parents, professionals, and students with information concerning children, as well as a very broad range of subjects.
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
    • Strengthening the family is our goal. Working together, county extension educators plus district and state specialists provide research-based family and consumer education and individual assistance. Improve the quality of life by educational programs on children; family; family resiliency, health and wellness, nutrition, food, food safety, gerontology, environment, leadership, money management, and economic development/micro businesses.
  • Preparing for a Lifetime, It's Everyone's Responsibility
    • Everyone can play a role in preparing Oklahoma’s babies for a lifetime of promise.

 

Other

 

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  • A Mom's Love
    • Provides a supportive environment for mothers. Grab a cup of coffee and read the heartwarming experiences of other moms.
  • A Parents' Dictionary
    • A "different" perspective on defining everyday parenting terms.
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Articles, resources, guidelines and a directory of help available for children.
  • Ask Evelyn
    • Professional advice from award-winning author, columnist, and educator, Evelyn Petersen. Resources for parents and parenting educators.
  • Attachment Parenting International
    • Is a non-profit that has been educating and supporting families at no cost for nearly 15-years through its more than 60 groups across the United States and beyond.
  • Aware Parenting Institute
    • A parenting philosophy that combines attachment parenting with non-punitive discipline and acceptance of emotional release.
  • Babies Today
    • A resource and community just for new (and new again) parents, created to guide you through the first year!
  • Baby Center
    • Is your complete resource for pregnancy and baby. Created by parents and reviewed by doctors and other experts. Current articles, answers to thousands of questions, week by week information, baby name finder, connections with other parents online, a huge baby store, and more.
  • Baby Resource
    • Resource for parents that has baby shower games, recalls, tips for choosing pediatricians, hospital checklists, manufacturer links, book reviews, baby shopping and more.
  • Baby Talk

    • Using a method of anticipatory guidance, Baby Talk provides information and services to parents to equip them for challenges and to help them enjoy their children's development. Specifically focused on the development of children ages 0 to 3 years.
  • Baby University
    • Resource information on safety, health, & general parenting from pregnancy through pre-school.
  • Baby Zone 
    • Informative resource for new and expecting parents. Information includes family planning, fetal development, prenatal care and a baby personality horoscope.
  • British Columbia Council for Families
    • Information and resources for supporting and strengthening family relationships, couple relationship, marriage education, child development, parenting children and teens, suicide education, family violence prevention and intergenerational issues.
  • Car Safety: Child Safety Seats
    • Child passenger safety is one of the most important aspects when it comes to keeping children safe while riding in a vehicle.
  • Center for the Improvement of Child Caring
    • One of the oldest and most comprehensive parenting education organizations in the US. 
  • Child Magazine Online
    • Child magazine has experts available online to answer questions about kids, health, nutrition and more.
  • Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
    • Get information on how parenting can be rewarding and challenging.
  • Child Safety Seat Guide
    • Get more information about how safety seats and how to install them properly
  • Empowering Parent
    • Get information for effective parenting
  • Families "R" Forever 
    • Discusses the family council form of family management/government. Shares agenda and organization ideas to create a loving and supporting family unit.
  • Family Fun 
    • Interactive parenting site that allows the user to surf through state-specific online publications.
  • Family Onwards
    • Informative articles for anyone wanting to know more about family relationships especially after divorce, grandparents, lone parents, mothers, fathers and stepfamilies.
  • Fight 4 Kids
    • Website for a non-profit organization that includes discussion boards, parenting advice and classes, a newsletter and information for social workers.
  • Focus on the Family
    • Offers practical helps for your marriage and parenting role. Recent magazine articles, letters from Dr. James Dobson, news, RealAudio broadcasts and much more.
  • Foster Parent Community
    • A comprehensive site of information and support to those caring for at-risk, abused and neglected children. Chat rooms with special guest speakers, message boards, email discussion group, state by state information, associations and more.
  • Help For Families
    • A parenting resource for families of preschool to middle-school aged children.
  • How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!
    • This site is loaded with information on parenting including articles, Q & A, registration for Dr. Severe's quarterly newsletter and tip sheets.
  • I am Your Child Foundation
    • I Am Your Child is a national public awareness and engagement campaign to make early childhood development a top priority for our nation.
  • International Society on Infant Studies
    • Information, data and links related to infants through 3 years old.
  • Kids Development
    • Online resource for parents feature dozens of articles about child development, including information about kids' progress, behavior, learning and thinking.
  • Kids Growth
    • A resource for parents by pediatricians covering a wide array of parenting, developmental, growth and health issues.
  • KidSource Online
    • An online source for education and healthcare geared to make a difference in the lives of parents and their children. Topics range from those associated with newborns through the late teen years. 
  • Mom Central
    • Do you find your life unorganized? Check out this new website.
  • Mommy Tips
    • Resource center with parenting tips for you from other moms and experts! Features chat and discussion, recalls and much more!
  • Music Therapy
    • This site examines the power of using popular music, something people already listen to, in therapy. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music by Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band.
  • My ParenTime's Family Community
    • We are a community that aims to inform, educate, & entertain! Come visit and make use of our free services.
  • Mycinnamontoast
    • Parenting, genealogy resources, community and more at My Cinnamon Toast.  
  • National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
    • NPIN provides information and resources for parents and for those who work with parents.
  • Pampers Parenting Institute
    • The international site from Pampers featuring "House Calls" with world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton. Be sure and view the Well Baby section for health and safety information that pertains to your child.
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. 
  • Parent Advisor
    • Full length feature articles by Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on parenting children and teens, couples issues, and family relationships. Practical, common sense advice for parents. 
  • Parent News 
    • An online forum for obtaining and sharing parenting-related information and insight.
  • Parent to Parent

    • Facing parenting challenges? Looking for up to date information and resources for raising emotionally healthy children? Parent to Parent provides online articles, contests, entertainment and more for today's parent.  

  • Parenting
    • Practical and valuable advice for parents wanting answers to the most common challenges of raising children. 
  • Parents Journal
    • Parents journal is a radio broadcast with topics to help parents and caregivers. There is a comprehensive library of information at this site.
  • Parenting Me
    • A practical guide for all aspects of parenting children through 10 years of age. Addresses issues such as reading to infants, encouraging speech, handling tantrums and eating.
  • Parenting Web
    • A guide to some of the best parenting information on the web: attachment parenting, breastfeeding, pregnancy and birth, gentle discipline, children's health issues and child development.
  • Positive Parenting
    • This comprehensive site offers expert articles on parenting and discipline issues, chat, bulletin boards and an index of parenting support resources.  
  • Raising Smart Kids
    • A parent's guide on how to raise smart, bright and intelligent kids and a resource for educational toys, gifts and other learning materials.
  • Robyn's Nest 
    • A comprehensive parent and family interactive community featuring expert parenting advice, chat, and discussion focusing on pregnancy through age 5.
  • School-Age Notes
    • School-Age NOTES Resources gives you access to over 100 resources for projects and themes, activities including, arts and crafts, multicultural ideas, games, science, music and movement, self esteem, child guidance, administration, program models, curriculum planning, program start up and development.
  • Shy Kids
    • Information on shyness and advice for kids, teens (and parents) on how to build confidence, make friends and live a fuller, happier life. 
  • The Challenge of Difficult Children
    • Information on all common issues of parenting, communication skills and resources. She takes an alternative approach to helping kids grow and learn.
  • The F.U.N. Place
    • Dedicated to providing parenting resources for families of all types. Check out the Parenting Guild for information such as monthly pediatric news updates.
  • The Most Commonly Ingested Plants
    • Learn about the dangers of common, household plants to a curious crawler or toddler. This is a list that every home should be familiar with.
  • The National Parenting Center
    • Since 1989, NPC has become a leader in providing parents with information through articles, links, daily features and chat. Be sure to stop by the "mall" to shop for products available for newborns, toddlers and parents.
  • The Preventive Ounce
    • Are you concerned about your child's temperament? Interested in learning how to effectively deal with your child? Visit this site!
  • The Stepfamily Connection
    • TSC's goal and sole purpose is to help improve relationships within the blended family, by providing step parenting contacts and resources both on and off the Internet
  • Today's Parent Magazine
    • Parenting and pregnancy forums, free newsletter, and valuable articles updated weekly.
  • Values Parenting
    • Created by the authors of the #1 Bestseller, Teaching Your Children Values, this site is focused on teaching basic values to children from the beginning.
  • Winter and Severe Weather Driving for Cars and Motorcycles
    • It can be quite challenging to drive during the winter, especially in the harsher conditions.

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