Links – Help for Families / Parenting

P A R E N T I N G : The most important job in the world. Anyone can be a parent. But how many of us are truly great parents? The goal is to produce a kid who can think for himself, and to nurture them to become the person they truly wish to be, not what we, the parent, want them to be.

Ever fly in a plane with your children? Here’s a website that will help make it a good trip. Thanks, Evan and Mackenzie. View website here.

The Only Child: Tremendous Advantages!
Only Child.com

TEC Family Center for Relatives of the Mentally Ill – Edie Mannion, MFT
http://www.mhasp.org/services/tec.html#workshops

NAMI Family-to-Family Groups
http://namipa.nami.org/familytofamily.htm

Some – but certainly not all – individuals with bipolar disorder haven’t been parented properly. We suggest you attend a local Parenting Center, such as the ones below, and talk to other parents. If you’re too far away, talk to other moms in your school system about parenting issues. Good moms and dads make for healthy kids! Yes, we can often stop the cycle!!!

Gold Star Parenting Website: Scholastic Magazines, NYC… Breathtakingly comprehensive!
www.Scholastic.com

New site on Autism!
http://www.autismpodcast.org/

Dr. Phil’s “Tips on Phenomenal Families” (His generally useful “Parenting Tips,” in our opinion, are a bit unhealthy for kids to follow, as superachievement is pushed. Although kids do love to learn, it should be okay to get a “B” on your report card and not made to feel guilty.
http://drphil.com/articles/category/4/

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How to Be An Effective Parent: Network in Your Neighborhood

Parenting Center, Abington PA
http://www.ParentingAbington.com

Parenting Center at Hatboro-Horsham
http://www.ParentingCenter-HH.org

Parenting Center at Upper Dublin
http://www.MySchoolOnline.com/pa/pcud

Parenting Center at Upper Moreland
http://www.UMParenting.org

Wissahickon Community Parenting Center
http://www.WCPCweb.org

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This Quakertown, PA organization emphasizes that
“All children with disabilities are to be educated to the
‘maximum extent’ as with children who do not have disabilities.”

-Federal Law IDEA Sec. 612.5 (A)
http://KidsTogether.org/

For families with kids with disabilities, funded by the US Dept. of Education
http://www.SharedWork.org/

Indian Creek Foundation, for 30 years serving adults & kids with dev’l disabilities. provides (1) in-home supports and (2) residential housing

Child & Adolscent Bipolar Foundation
http://bpkids.org

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
http://bpchildresearch.org

Family Service Association of Bucks County
http://www.fsabc.org/

Family and Play Therapy Center (child specialists)
http://www.fptcenter.com

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia
www.jfcsphil.org/

Columbia University Teen Screen Program which assists nationwide communities to develop local screening programs for youth. Screening can take place in schools, doctors’ offices, clinics, youth groups, shelters, and other youth-serving organizations and settings.
Teen Screen

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