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Parenting.Org

Hotline: (800) 448-3000

www.parenting.org

Who it’s for: Parents and kids

What it offers:

  • Whether you're in a crisis, or need a referral or resource recommendation, get parenting help from this Boys Town hotline.

  • The site offers tips, resources, articles and stories to help with parenting.

The Young Mommies Help Site

www.youngmommies.com

Who it’s for: Young mothers

What it offers:

  • For young mothers and moms-to-be, this site offers many resources to help you think through your options and deal with motherhood. You'll find community boards, articles and links to information about choices like adoption, abortion, marriage and single parenthood. There is also a chat room feature.

  • Find a directory of hotlines, centers and other programs for pregnant teens and young mothers. Directory includes centers in cities in Nevada, Arkansas, Texas Wisconsin, Washington, Colorado, Alabama and California.

National Center or Fathering

www.fathers.com

Who it's for: Fathers and fathers-to-be

What it offers:

  • Dads can get advice, encouragement and inspiration about fathering (and grandfathering) children from newborns through teens. You can also sign Dad up for a weekly newsletter, as well as for free downloads of parenting podcasts. Apart from online articles and videos about fathering, the nonprofit also offers fatherhood training through workplaces, churches and other organizations - see if your local church or community center can arrange for a training session by directing them to the site.

Breastfeeding Help Line

www.4woman.gov

Hotline: (800) 994-9662

Who it’s for: Women who are trying to breastfeed, along with their partners and families

What it offers:

  • Got questions about how to get started with breastfeeding, how often your baby should be eating, nursing positions, pumping and storing milk, or any other nursing issue? Go to this Web site and type in “breastfeeding questions.” Or call this National Women's Health Information Center hotline, and a trained La Leche League Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - a mom who's learned the ins and outs of nursing her own baby - will provide you with the support to help make breastfeeding a success.

Planned Parenthood

www.plannedparenthood.org

Who it’s for: All women

What it offers:

  • Planned Parenthood offers a full menu of reproductive-health services, including postpartum care, general women's health, birth control and the morning-after pill. Some locations base fees on your income, have pay-later service for birth control and will help you sign up for low-cost health insurance.

  • Informative online articles help you learn about postnatal nutrition and other postpartum health issues. Plus, find your closest Planned Parenthood center.

Teenwire

www.teenwire.com/

Who it’s for: Teens

What it offers:

  • Get articles on birth control, pregnancy, abortion, and many other sex and heath concerns of teens.

  • Links back to main Planned Parenthood site and center locator.

Putting Kids First

www.puttingkidsfirst.org

Who it’s for: Mothers and fathers in need of parenting classes

What it offers:

  • Parenting and co-parenting classes taken online or by mail. Courses are designed to meet court requirements nationwide but are great for anybody. 

  • Links to recommended attorneys and other legal resources, parenting resources and help, mental health Web sites, etc.

One Tough Job

www.onetoughjob.org

Who it’s for: All parents

What it offers:

  • You'll find articles and information on parent-child communication, discipline and safety.

  • Get tips on dealing with stress, finding a support group or starting your own.

March of Dimes

www.marchofdimes.com

Who it’s for: Pregnant women and new mothers

What it offers:

  • Click on "Pregnancy and Newborn" to watch instructional videos, listen to audio and follow a fun flash presentation, all about healthy pregnancy and basic newborn care. This is a great site if you're looking for ways to grow a healthy baby and be a good and happy parent.

Parenting.Org

Hotline: (800) 448-3000

www.parenting.org

Who it’s for: Parents and children

What it offers:

  • Whether you're in a crisis, or need a referral or resource recommendation, get parenting help from this Boys Town hotline.

  • The site offers tips, resources, articles and stories to help with parenting.

Backline

Hotline: (888) 493-0092

www.yourbackline.org/

Who it’s for: Mothers

What it offers:

  • Toll-free talk about pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.

Dictionary for Dads

www.dictionaryfordads.com/

Who it’s for: Fathers

What it offers:

  • Dads will find parenting articles and resources aimed specifically at them.

  • The site also includes a blog for members to help each other - the Dads Helping Dads Blog.

Foreclosures Resource Guide

www.ncsconline.org

Who it’s for: Families facing foreclosure

What it offers:

  • The National Center for State Courts site has a well sourced guide to state bar association foreclosure resources, including pro bono programs where attorneys offer their services to families for free.

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