A Platform for Good

A Platform for Good provides kids and teens incentive-based, interactive activities that teach them about online safety issues in a fun, engaging way.  Parents have access to conversation starters and tips via text and social networking sites to encourage families to discuss current events and turn recent news into learning experiences. Teachers have access to interesting videos and web-based activities to inspire their students.

Your Child Parenting Guides and Resources

From babies to teens, you’ll find information to help you with your kids’ social, emotional, physical, and mental health. Learn how to handle behavioral challenges. Check out developmental milestones. Make healthy choices for your kids and teach them how to make their own, as well as how to prevent injuries.

The information on this site is pediatrician-approved from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Common Sense Media Advice for Parents

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Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.

We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation’s children. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Kids Health for Parents

This award-winning site offers parents health facts and advice on physical, emotional and mental issues for children and teens. The information is written by physicians and health experts. And it is updated regularly to keep pace with research and treatment advances. The site avoids “medical speak” and is written in everyday language to make it as easy as possible for you to use.

Information is offered in both English and Spanish about health, nutrition, illness, disease, growth and development, first aid and safety.

PBS Parenting Guide

Learn flexible strategies for communicating with kids and handling meltdowns.  Find tips and ideas by age group from babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to children and teens. Find out what to do when you’ve lost your cool. Hone your skills at negotiating with your kids.  Teach them how to be media savvy and learn Internet etiquette skills.  There is also an online chat forum with a child expert, and Q & A sessions.

The site also offers insights into how children’s friendships develop and how parents can help, if needed. You’ll also find ways to determine if your child is at risk for serious social problems or simply suffering from real (but common) social challenges.