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.

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

Ten ways to help prevent child abuse

Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse

* Be a nuturing parent.
Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams.

* Help a friend, neighbor or relative.
Being a parent isn't easy. Offer a helping hand to take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together.

* Help yourself.
When the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed and out of control - take time out. Don't take it out on your kid.

Arizona Amber Alert

The AMBER Alert Portal is provided as a free public service. Through the AMBER Alert Portal, law enforcement may directly issue and update AMBER Alerts, which are then automatically communicated by cell phones, pagers, fax and email to anyone who signs up.

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

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