Parent Resources

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http://www.211maine.org : Go online or call 211 to get resources in Maine.

http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org : Help for parents in need

http://www.mainefamilynetworks.com/  connects you to local activities to do with your child and to other parents.

http://www.parenting.com : Tips on our to manage your money, save, manage debt.

http://www.mainefamilies.org/  : Maine Home Visiting Programs help new parents and parents-to-be get their children off to a healthy start. Trained visitors come to the homes of mothers, fathers and other caregivers to share new and helpful ways to parent. Home visitors also connect parents to the health and social supports they need to be happy, healthy families in Maine.

http://www.momtomomofme.org/ is an organization of diverse mothers devoted to helping each other and the community by sharing support, knowledge and activities.

http://www.fatherhood.org : Resource for fathers on parenting and on how to involve more fathers.

http://kidshealth.org : Parenting information for all ages groups.

http://www.parenting.com : Educational and fun activity ideas information for parents of young children.

http://www.mainefamilyliteracy.com/ : The Maine Family Literacy Initiative is a program of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy designed to support the development and/or improvement of family literacy throughout the state of Maine.

http://family.go.com/food/pkg-low-cost-recipes-from-a-real-mom : Healthy low budget meals.

http://www.zerotothree.org/ : Information on early child development, parenting, social and emotional development.

http://www.naeyc.org/families : Resources  to support families in their early childhood education and parenting needs.

http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org/parents-and-families/ : Website about early oral health in children

http://www.biglittlepond.com : Resources for parents to share ideas or ask for advice

http://www.ccids.umaine.edu/projects/ccme/default.htm  : A collaborative partnership between the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Care and Head Start that works to ensure that all infants, preschoolers, and young children–including children with challenging behaviors and children with medical, physical, and developmental disabilities–have an opportunity to be cared for and educated in high quality, inclusive schools and community child care settings.

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