Just for Parents
At all ages and stages, parents need information to guide them along the path of parenting. Start here to find information on topics of interest in the areas of education, entertainment, health and safety.
FAFSA on the Web File for financial aid for college through the US Department of Education’s website.
FastWeb! – Search for college scholarships and learn about financial aid.
For additional College Resources see also the Education and College Choices links in the Adult Best of the Web section.
Curious Parents Local information and resources for inspired parenting.
Heroes (Higher Education, Resources and Opportunities for Exceptional Scholars): Founded by a New Jersey mother, HEROES provides information and educational resources for exceptionally gifted students and their parents.
Parent Guide News NJ & NY parenting monthly
Parent Link The State of New Jersey provides Parent Link, The Early Childhood, Parenting, and Professional Resource Center, to connect parents and caregivers of young children with accurate information about health, development, parenting, and services available to families.
PBS Parents Advice on all kinds of issues, boredom busters, educational activities to try at home, and more.
Zero to Three From the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families – Information about child development and the role of parents.
Parenting of Adolescents Discussions, articles, and tips on teen-specific parenting topics such as self-esteem, eating disorders, discipline and limits, drug abuse, etc.
Adopt US Kids A national photo listing service for children awaiting adoption in the US.
Positive Parenting Topical guides to help you through difficult discussions with your kids. Topics include divorce, death, sex, the news, smoking, etc.
Kids Health for Parents Great information and advice about health and child development.
Slim Goodbody’s page for Parents Eating, nutrition, and physical fitness information and strategies.
ADHD News An online support group for parents of kids with ADHD.
Born to Explore The Other Side of ADD
CHADD Children and Adults with ADHD
Partnership for a Drug-Free America Prevent substance abuse or find resources for help.
Tobacco Information and Prevention Source From the Centers for Disease Control. Tips on preventing tobacco use and discussing the issue with kids.
National Institute on Drug Abuse Information and tools for parents, teachers, and young adults.
The Ophelia Project Help create a safe social culture for kids and prevent or overcome bullying.
AutismNJ Autism resources for New Jersey parents from the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community.
Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is a fundraising organization dedicated to raising public awareness and support for the need for "global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism" and providing support to those individuals and their families who struggle with it.
International Homeschool Meetup Find other homeschoolers in the area.
Four Seasons Homeschooling Group A site for meeting other homeschoolers in NJ.
Homeschooling Teens Tips for parents.
The American Homeschool Association Articles, essays, resources, and support.
Home Education Magazine The companion website to the popular print magazine.
Planet Esme The Wonderful World of Children’s Literature
Trelease on Reading Jim Trelease, the expert on how kids learn to read.
Guys Read Encourage boys (and men) to find books they like and develop the habit of reading.
One Book New Jersey – Encourage kids to read and participate in discussions about the same book.
East Brunswick Online The homepage lists featured events. Click on “Around the Town” for more.
The Monmouth Museum of Brookdale Community College Features the Becker’s Children’s Wing and the WonderWing, just for kids and families. Located in Lincroft, NJ.
Howell Living History Farm Nnear Lambertville, NJ.
The Historic Village at Allaire In Farmingdale, NJ.
The Turtle Back Zoo A great zoo for youngsters. In West Orange, NJ.
The Trenton Thunder A Double-A Eastern League Baseball Team
The Old Barracks Museum In Trenton, NJ.
The Liberty Science Center In Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.
Garden State Discovery Museum A hands-on museum for infants to 10-year-olds and their favorite adults. In Cherry Hill, NJ.
The Franklin Institute A hands-on science and technology institute in Philadelphia.
The Crayola Factory Just over the river in Two Rivers Landing, PA.
Sesame Place Theme Park In Langhorne, PA.
Hangout NJ’s Travel and Attractions From the NJ state website for kids – Find great places to visit with the whole family!
Are We There Yet? Field trips in NJ and other nearby states.
General Parenting Resources
Health and Safety Topics
Kids and Reading
Places To Go, Things To Do
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The Library is the beneficiary of a collection of more than a dozen books and other publications on autism, courtesy of the Karma Foundation, a charitable family foundation based in New Jersey.
The layperson-friendly materials are geared to the needs of parents, other family members, teachers, caregivers, and anyone else interested in helping children and families affected by autism.