New Parents Network

The following is a list of all the articles we have collected

Stuttering and the bilingual child

Stuttering and the Bilingual Child

Written by Rosalee Shenker, Ph.D., Montreal Fluency Centre

According to the recent United States Census, one in seven, or 31.8 million, people in the United States speak a language other than English in the home. It is unknown how many people who stutter are bilingual, but it is safe to estimate that at least a half million people in the United States who are bilingual also stutter.

Child and Family Resources

Child and Family Resources - a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the well-being of Arizona's children and families through programs that strengthen child care, youth and families.

Choices for Families - Offers in-home family support services through a community-based, multi-disciplinary collaboration. The continuum of services promote positive parenting, enhance family functioning and assist families in maintaining self sufficiency. In Douglas, Nogales, Safford, Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Yuma.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - children's exhibits and educational information

Thanks to the Desert Museum's Coati Kid's Club we've got loads of great desert stuff just for you.

Games from the American Zoo & Aquarium Association!

Need some facts about the Sonoran Desert?
The Fun Facts has lots of answers, including links to more detailed information.

Doing research on a desert animal?
You'll want to read our Creature Features, written by Rosie Roadrunner.

Are you 6-12 years old and want to join a fun club?
Los Coatis Club for Kids is for you!

Arizona Smokers' Helpline

Are you ready to quit smoking?

What is the Arizona Smokers' Helpline?
The goal of the Arizona Smokers' Helpline is to increase the accessibility of effective, research-based tobacco use cessation services to Arizona residents. In order to achieve this goal, we offer:
*  Telephone counseling on an individual basis. 
*  Telephone counseling in English and Spanish. 
*  Web-based services 
*  Printed materials 
*  Referrals to local quit tobacco classes in your community

Anticipate your child's development in advance - install safety latches before your child can crawl

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

Anticipate your child's development in advance - New Parents Network and the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center remind you to install child safety latches before children begin crawling and exploring.

In Tucson call 626-6016
Nationwide 1-800-222-1222

Get the Lead Out! Tips to help parents and children

Tips from Get the Lead Out! Program

Prevention Tip #1: Monitor Hand to Mouth Behaviors

One way to ensure that lead is not ingested by children is to monitor their hand to mouth behaviors. Most children (before the age of three) frequently try to put anything they see in their mouths; this behavior could be a route to lead poisoning. The hand-mouth behavior of children should be diverted or stopped to ensure that no lead contaminated toys, imported pottery, paint or other items get into their systems.

Prevention Tip #2: Frequent Washing of Hands and Toys

Parents Without Partners

What Is Parents Without Partners?

Mission Statement

Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.

History of the Organization