Parenting Links

Parenting Links

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online parenting information. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

National Resources

  • (apply for no-cost or low-cost health insurance for kids)
  • (science-based information for parents, other caregivers, and professionals who work with children)
  • (teaches parents about evidence-based practice and provides them with an updated list of treatments that have been demonstrated to work for specific disorders in childhood and adolescence)
  • Aha! Parenting (peaceful parenting tips and more from Dr. Laura Markham)
  • Everyday Parenting: The ABCS of Child-Rearing (a free online parenting course developed by former APA President Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, director of the Yale Parenting Center)
  • Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool (tip tool for parents who want to build their children’s resilience)
  • Magination Press (APA’s children’s book imprint offers more than 180 titles that help practitioners, educators, parents and other caregivers guide their children through a variety of challenges, such as starting school, shyness, divorce, autism, trauma and death)
  • PBS Parents (age-by-age tips and activities for emotions and self-awareness, social skills, character, literacy, math, science, and arts)

Local Resources

  • Perinatal Support Alliance (warm line and free local support group for parents during their pregnancy and postpartum parenting journey)
  • Generations Ahead (supporting pregnant and parenting teen and young adults up to age 22 with home visits, mentors, support groups, a baby pantry, and more)
  • Women’s Resource Center (a full-service domestic and sexual violence agency serving the Grand Traverse area)
  • Sweetwater Doula (birth classes, doula support, and placenta encapsulation)
  • Northern Glow Midwifery (prenatal, birth, postpartum care, and breastfeeding support)
  • La Leche League Traverse City (breastfeeding information and support)
  • Wild Child Consulting (professional guidance from a certified Montessori educator and pediatric sleep specialist)
  • Michigan Alliance for Families (a statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education)
  • Norte (empowering youth to be active by building stronger walk/bike friendly neighborhoods and activity-based youth programming)
  • Just Bee Yoga & Wellbeing (a local yoga studio introducing youth of all ages to the physical and emotional benefits and joys of yoga, breath-work and mindfulness)
  • Mindful & Musical (music and movement classes for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers to sing, dance, laugh, and play instruments with Ms. Miriam while exploring Love, Kindness, Self-Care, and Mindfulness  each class incorporates yoga and storytime, too!)
  • COGnition (an interactive science playground captivating the community and lifelong learners)
  • Great Lakes Children’s Museum (provides a foundation for lifelong learning through play-based exploration)