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CURRENT ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
www.zerotothree.org
www.childpsychology.com
Good sections on specific disorders and treatment.
Helpful sections for parents and professionals. Nice work with developmental milestones, etc.
www.rtis.com/reg/bcs/pol/touchstone/Summer96/meng.htm
A nice article on birthing options, but many comments apply exclusively to Texas.
www.prenataled.com
A site written for professionals, but has good articles in the research and reference section (i.e. is it okay to have a glass of wine once and awhile during pregnancy?)
medlineplus.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prenatalcare.html
This is a pretty bland site, but very informative. If you want further information about basic concepts in prenatal medicine (ie.e amniocentesis, birth defects, etc.), this is the place.
www.brightfutures.org/index.html#
Lists of developmental milestones at each stage of growth. Very basic, would be helpful to a parent who wanted to know what their child should be doing by a certain age.
www.iup.edu/~njyost/KHI/FREEWARE.HTML
A list of sites which have freeware and shareware materials for children in early childhood. Great if you have kids or work with them!
www.mhhe.com/socscience/devel/common/middlechildhood.htm
A list of links for information on the physical, social, and emotional development in middle childhood. Choose from topics like ADHD, Montessori for older children, gender identity, and others.
www.montessori.org
Everything you ever wanted to know about Montessori methods.
www.psychologyinfo.com/problems/children.html
A place to begin to obtain more information on psychological disorders first diagnosed in infancy or childhood.
falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/biochildhome.htm
CHILDREN MUST BE READ TO EVERY DAY, but are you tired of reading Dr. Seuss? This is a list of authors who write children's books. Go to the library today.
www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html
Your kids want to play on the Internet, but you can't agree on any sites? This site lists 700+ spectacular sites just for kids (and many of them sneak in educational stuff, too!
www.salon.com/mwt/hot/1999/05/26/elikann/index.html
One opinion on the issue of prosecuting children/teens as adults.
www.hdfoundation.org/
Information on many hereditary diseases, as well as social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding the research in this discipline.
www.torahtots.com
One example of how faith and spirituality can be communicated to children.
www.socalbirth.org/resource/options.htm
More information on birthing options. This is an interesting site devoted to educating the public about doulas and home birth.
http://www.hrw.org/reports98/russia2/Russ98d-07.htm
This is a fabulous article published by the Humans Rights Watch about the Russian orphanages known as "psychoneurological internaty" and the horrific lack of care provided to these children who are judged to be different.

Lend a Helping Hand Video
Looking for a way to get involved? This video may inspire you to use your vacation time for a good cause.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8aprCNnecU
Fabulous video that shows an early childhood child who is working on his understanding between the concepts of like and love.
http://www.rif.org/parents/goodbooks/default.mspx
Need help choosing a good book to read to your child? How about tips on reading aloud to children? This great site has a host of information.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/index.cfm
Lists and lists of award-winning children's books...