Parents

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HealthyChildren.org

This website, created and maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics and backed by more than 60,000 pediatricians nationwide, has resources and a host of features to enable parents to quickly find important and trusted child health information.


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RedTreehouse.org

RedTreehouse.org is Ohio’s online resource promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal-25. A collaboration of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Inc. and Ohio Family and Children First, the free Web site is a valuable tool for families, professionals and organizations.


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The early years are so important to a child’s brain development, ability to cope, and health. All adults – parents, teachers, caregivers, mentors, family members – can make a difference in simple, everyday ways. This website offers ways to make a difference in your child’s life by providing the very best food, physical activity and caring environment for babies and children.


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Ohio AAP – Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime – Resource for Families

The Ohio AAP’s Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP) Learning Collaborative have assembled a comprehensive listing of resources for families/guardians around things such as choosing proper foods, limiting portion sizes, and recommended physical activity.


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Ohio AAP – Safe Sleep Information for Families/Caregivers

The Ohio AAP has put together a collection of information on Safe Sleep habits for use by families and caregivers. This information includes an example of the ideal safe sleep environment.


 

Injury
The Ohio AAP Foundation works on a variety of injury prevention topics, including bike helmet safety and safe sleep. Parents can find resources on the following topics:


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Funded by a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Grow Up Safe is an initiative to help reduce child injury by fostering connections among Ohio professionals who work with families, providing curated links to child injury prevention initiatives, programs, and resources available in the state, and by providing tools to help them with outreach in their work.