Parenting Teens & Pre-Teens



The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free.


Thomas was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. It is service of the Library of Congress, and the key link to legislative information on the Internet.


Nolo Press is long a fixture in the “doing it yourself” world. Nolo Press publishes hundreds of legal books, forms and software, many related to issues involving the family.


National Institute of Mental Health provides a comprehensive website to help parents, educators, clinicians and researchers on a wide range of mental health topics. The site is not a substitute for professional help, but it represents a trusted place to start if you have questions about mental health.


WebMD provides up-to-date information on medical concerns of all sorts. Aside from the detailed info on everything from allergies to weight control, WebMD offers an assortment of quizzes, calculators, and other resources on topics such as diet and nutrition, infertility, men’s and women’s health issues, and sexuality. The site is helpful, but should not be used as a substitute for getting professional help.


Parents Place provides comprehensive, results-oriented mental health services for children, teens and their families, emphasizing prevention and early intervention. Through individual counseling, play therapy, socialization groups, family therapy and consultations to parents, Parents Place gives families access to the tools they need whenever they need them. Parents Place also provides consultation, staff training, prevention and early intervention services to licensed, early childhood programs that serve low-income children and families.


The Harvard Project on the Parenting of Adolescents provides one of the most comprehensive and cogent pieces of research on teens and what their developmental needs are in relation to privacy. A. Rae Simpson’s full report is an excellent source of general information on parenting teens.

Parents Education Network is a coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic success to students with learning and attention difficulties.