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General Pediatrics & Parenting Resources

Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics
This is by far one of the best resources for all parents on the internet! It is created by pediatricians and will become one of your most trusted websites. You can sign up to receive emails with health information specifically tailored for your family, and they are constantly adding new information to the site.

American Academy of Pediatrics Information for Parents
Kids Health
Web MD – Parenting
Positive Parenting Tips
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Helping your child grow
Health Information for the Whole Family 


American Academy of Pediatrics Immunizations
Vaccine Education Center from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Immunization Action Coalition
Allied Vaccine Group
CDC Vaccines and Immunizations 

Travel Information

Adventures in traveling with your kids 

Safety, Car Seats, and Teen Driving

Safety and Prevention
Car Seat Tips/Tools, Laws, and Car Seat Inspection Sites


General Breastfeeding Information
La Leche League support and resources
Kelly Mom Breastfeeding and Parenting 

Post-Partum Depression

A resource for women and their families


General Nutrition Information
Interactive site for kids to learn about healthy eating 

Teen Health

A site for preteen and teen girls to find health information

Children with Disabilities

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Raising special kids with special needs
Helping you with children with special needs

Asthma, Allergies, and Eczema

Food allergies
Asthma education
Asthma, Allergies, and Immune Deficiencies
Eczema Basics
Kansas City chapter of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (includes summer camps and programs) 


The basics on ADHD
Children and Adults with ADHD 
Local group ADHDKC

Community Resources

Kansas City Children’s Activities
Kansas City Parent Magazine
Don’t forget to check out your local parks and recreation and YMCA!

Quit Smoking Resources

Motivating Youth to stay tobacco free
KanQuit! toll-free line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

How to Talk to Kids about Mass Shootings and Gun Violence

Talking to Kids About Gun Violence
How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide
Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting
Locally, you can search for counseling by going to and searching first by insurance and issue. You can choose providers by age of clients they see as well.