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Pediatric Education Resources

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General Pediatrics & Parenting Resources

Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics www.healthychildren.org
This is by far one of the best resources for all parents on the internet! It is created by pediatricians 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 www.aap.org
Kids Health http://kidshealth.org/
Web MD – Parenting http://www.webmd.com/parenting/default.htm
Positive Parenting Tips http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/index.html
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics www.childrensmercy.org
Helping your child grow http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/Pages/default.aspx
Health Information for the Whole Family http://www.familydoctor.org

Immunizations

American Academy of Pediatrics Immunizations http://www2.aap.org/immunization/
Vaccine Education Center from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
Vaccinate your baby http://vaccinateyourbaby.org/
Immunization Action Coalition http://www.immunize.org/
Allied Vaccine Group http://www.vaccine.org/
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases http://www.pkids.org/
CDC Vaccines and Immunizations http://cdc.gov/vaccines/

Travel Information

Adventures in traveling with your kids http://www.takingthekids.com/

Safety, Car Seats, and Teen Driving

Safety and Prevention http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/Pages/default.aspx
Car Seat Tips/Tools, Laws, and Car Seat Inspection Sites http://www.seatcheck.org/
Car Seats and Teen Driving http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Breastfeeding

General Breastfeeding Information http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding
La Leche Leaque support and resources http://www.llli.org/
Kelly Mom Breastfeeding and Parenting http://www.kellymom.com

Post Partum Depression

A resource for women and their families

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-topics

Nutrition

General Nutrition Information http://www.nutrition.gov/
Let’s Move – Eating healthy and getting active www.letsmove.gov
Meal planning made simple http://www.mealsmatter.org/
Interactive site for kids to learn about healthy eating http://members.kaiserpermanente.org/redirects/landingpages/afd/

Teen Health

A site for preteen and teen girls to find health information
http://www.girlshealth.gov/

Children with Disabilities

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities http://cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html
Raising special kids with special needs http://our-kids.org/
Helping you with children with special needs http://nichcy.org/

Asthma, Allergies, and Eczema

Food allergies http://foodallergy.org/
Allergy testing and triggers http://www.isitallergy.com/
Asthma education http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/
Asthma, Allergies, and Immune Deficiencies http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments.aspx
Eczema Basics http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema.aspx
Kansas City chapter of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (includes summer camps and programs) http://www.aafakc.org/

ADHD

The basics on ADHD https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/default.aspx
Children and Adults with ADHD http://www.chadd.org/

Community Resources
Kansas City Children’s Activities www.kckidsfun.com
Kansas City Parent Magazine http://www.kcparent.com/Home.aspx
Don’t forget to check out your local parks and recreation and YMCA!

Quit Smoking Resources

Motivating Youth to stay tobacco free http://www.tobaccofree.org/
KanQuit! toll free line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)