Please submit only sites focused on Attachment Parenting in this category. Sites specific to a geographical area should be submitted to that area''s category.Attachment parenting, to put it most simply, is believing what we know in our heart to be true. And if we do that, we find that we trust the child. We trust him in these ways: We trust that he is doing the very best he can at every given moment, given all of his experiences up to that time. We trust that though he may be small in size, he is as fully human as we are, and as deserving as we are to have his needs taken seriously. We trust that he has been born innocent, loving, and trusting. We do not need to "turn him around", to teach him that life is difficult, or train him to be a loving human being - he is that at birth and all we need to do is celebrate that, and support and sustain it. We don't have to give him lessons about life - life brings its own lessons and its own frustrations. We recognize that in a very beautiful way, our child teaches us - if we listen - what love is. We understand that if a child "misbehaves", instead of reacting to the behavior, we should always examine what has been taking place in his life: what stresses, frustrations or frightening, confusing, or difficult situations he has just experienced. We also need to examine whether we have brought about any of these experiences, intentionally or not. It is our job to be responsive parents, meeting the needs of our child; it is not the child's job to meet our needs for a quiet and perfectly well-behaved child. We understand that It is unfair and unrealistic to expect a child to behave perfectly at all times; after all, no adult can do this either. Yet behind all punishment is the unstated expectation that a child can and should behave perfectly at all times; there is no leeway. We see that so-called "bad behavior" is in reality nothing more than the child's attempt to communicate an important need in the best way he can, given the present circumstances and all of his prior experience. "Misbehavior" is a signal to us that important needs are not being met. - by us or by others in the child's life. We should not ignore that behavior any more than we should ignore the sound of a smoke detector. We should instead see "bad behavior" as an opportunity - an opportunity to reevaluate our own behavior, to learn about our child's needs, and to meet those needs in the best way possible. [This definition of attachment parenting is by Jan Hunt, M.Sc., of http://www.naturalchild.org]
Sites selling attachment parenting goods or information should be listed under Home:Family:Parenting:Attachment Parenting:Products.
Submit only sites which offer information, advice, and resources for parenting of boys.This category lists sites which offer information, advice, and resources for parenting of boys.
Please submit only chats and forums which deal with multiple aspects of parenting. If a more specific category exists, please submit to that category instead.This category lists chats and forums which deal with multiple aspects of parenting in general.
Sites geared towards parents of school-age children.Sites geared towards parents of school-age children.
Please submit only sites aimed at parents which contain resources regarding the health and safety of their children.This category lists sites which contain resources for parents regarding the health and safety of their children.
Submit sites that are informational only. Advertisements for books, sales of toys or educational materials, psychological services, agencies, and so forth will not be accepted in this category. This is an informational category for parents only.This category is for parenting resources (tips, advice, information, guidance, skill development) for parents of grade school age children, roughly 1st through 7th grades or ages 6-12.
For web sites that explicate, further, examine, support or relate directly to Fathering.Fathering is the parenting provided by Dad.
Please submit sites for foster parent chats and message boards here.In a world of often forgotten children, there are the people who want to spend their life to remember them and bring them hope. This category on foster parenting brings together those links that lead you to resources to support, learn and become a part of preserving families and children in the foster care system.
Submit only sites which offer information, advice, and resources for parenting of girls.This category lists sites which offer information, advice, and resources for parenting of girls.
Please submit sites that publish an online parenting magazine and archive parenting articles and resources. Do not submit sites that are pointers to articles published on other sites.Sites that offer online archives and an email magazine that focus on issues related to parenting.
Resources focusing on parenting and support for women who are Mothers. Also, organizations for Mothers.Single Mothers, Mothers at home, Mothers at work, Mothers at work at home... Mothers are a busy bunch. There are some resources here for Mothers who need to chat and share experiences and for Mothers who just want to take a break and talk to someone over the legal driving age.
This category is for general organisations. Organisations specific to one locality or region should be submitted to that area.This category is for general organisations. Organisations specific to one locality or region should be submitted to that area.
Sites listed here will be mainly non-commercial and have a wide coverage of topics for parents in general. "Mother" or "Father" oriented sites have their own categories.This category is generally for a wide variety of topics covering parenting information, advice and tips.
NBSites primarily selling merchandise or a service DO NOT belong here. Please choose an appropriate category under Shopping/ or Business/.
If your site offers Memberships of any kind and offers email newsletters. Please submit your site to Single Parent Clubs.There is currently no description created for this category.
Please submit only sites which focus on aspects of parenting which are specific to parents of a certain culture, religion, or societal group.This category lists sites which focus on aspects of parenting which are specific to parents of a certain culture, religion, or societal group.
Information for parents with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities.
- Submit sites about support groups, agencies, or services for a particular city, state, or province to the appropriate Regional category
- Submit sites that sell adaptive equipment or assistive technology directly to consumers to Shopping: Health: Disabilities
- Submit commercial sites (manufacturers, distributors, etc.) selling disability-related products or services to the professional healthcare industry to Business: Industries: Healthcare: Products and Services: Disability
- Submit sites about controversies, issues, advocacy, discrimination, and abuse to Society: Issues: Disabilities
- Submit sites about specific disabilities to Health: Conditions and Diseases
Please submit only sites relating to at-home parenting. Sites promoting products, business or money-making will be deleted without notice. Please submit only once, as multiple submissions may be considered spam and be disregarded.If you are a stay at home parent, or you would like to find out more about becoming a stay at home parent, please check out the links offered in this category. If you are part of a website for Stay at Home Parents, you're invited to submit your URL for this category. Be sure to read the submission notice first! You'll find a link that reads "Add URL" at the top right of the page.
This category is for general support groups. Please submit websites for support groups specific to a geographical area to that area''s category.This category is for general support groups. Please submit websites for support groups specific to a geographical area to that area's category.
This category is for parenting resources (tips, advice, information, guidance, skill development) for parents of children ages approximately 1-5 years old.This category is for parenting resources (tips, advice, information, guidance, skill development) for parents of children ages approximately 1-5 years old.
It is NOT intended to be a category of commercial products or businesses or ad pitches.