A directory of helpful information outside the BMCF website. Note: Please refer to the copyright page for our Disclaimer of Endorsement.
Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence Partners with BPS 101 to support the schools.
Gowestyoungmom Keeping Families West of Chicago in the Loop – Tips and activities in the Fox Valley area for parents and kids!
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers many resources focused mainly on health. Their strong and comprehensive list of health topics each open into a large bank of related articles.
The official site of My Plate, the replacement for the traditional food pyramid, for kids. The Kids section includes games and other interactive tools to teach good nutritional choices.
One of the nation’s largest children’s charities, Girls and Boys Town helps fulfill their mission by spreading information about parenting. Look here for Life Lessons, Education, Safety and Parenting articles about multiple age groups.
Parenting magazine’s website covers the entire gamut of parenting information. Their focus includes as much about healthy moms as it does healthy children. They also include a lot of lists like buying guides for toys and popular baby name indexes.
Hand in Hand (http://www.handinhandparenting.org/)
The focus is on working with parents and primary caregivers whose children are ages one month to six years, though our tools are effective for children of all ages. Our approach falls within the authoritative or democratic parenting category. We advocate for a combination of responsiveness and nurturing combined with high expectations for behavior, to form strong parent-child connections that last a lifetime.
When Talking With Kids About Sexual Health, tells how 12 families discuss sexual health – ranging from puberty and relationships to birth control, oral sex and postponing sexual intercourse. Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Paula Rauch, Massachusetts General Hospital, review each story and offer words parents can use in similar situations. In first-person accounts young people tell their true stories about topics addressed in each chapter.
A comprehensive guide to car seats for the entire family. Includes Frequently Asked Questions about car seats, specific guidelines and tips for installing car seats, and specifications for brand name models.
A comprehensive guide to child safety in and around the home
Locate registered offenders in your city within the state of Illinois.
The Illinois Attorney General provides information on cyberbullying and how to combat it in this day and age.
A resource of internet safety with videos for children, teens, and parents
An interactive, educational resource for children (5-17), parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.
A resource of internet and app safety for parents in the digital age. From Verizon Wireless.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents about television content, improving the quality of prime time television, promoting family friendly entertainment, restoring positive values, and making Television a socially responsible medium — the Parents Television Council based in Hollywood, California
We are concerned parents who believe that by sharing good common sense ideas we can create healthy media diets for our kids and a powerful voice that speaks up for responsible entertainment. They rate movies, tv, games, websites, books…and have a newsletter as well.
Created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.
Advocates for the rights of children. This website has good explanations of current legislation affecting schools and children.