Parents can find guidance online

Going from the delivery room to a high school graduation, approximately 18 years or so, can fly by faster than most people realize. And in that time, you’ll have parented a child to almost full adulthood.

Now, if that’s what your future looks like with your newborn child, it could appear to be quite intimidating. Here’s a few resources online that you can access for parenting tips.

WebMD Parenting Center

One of the internet’s leading sites when it comes to medical advice, this section is dedicated to things surrounding parenting. Articles containing the latest medical news on toddlers, quizzes on what to do if a child melts down and slideshows that inform parents about the dos and don’ts.

WebMD Parenting Center

Child Welfare Information Gateway

This is a service of the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

This webpage offers links to documents and webpages which will help adults with steps in the parenting process. The tips range from “general resources” to “understanding developmental stages” and “self-sufficiency.”

Child Welfare Information Gateway

ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

A national nonprofit organization “that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development”, this agency provides age-based handouts and free parent brochure guides available for download.

Although there is no way to be a perfect parent, these resources can help steer you in the right direction and improve your parenting skills.

Zero to Three