Best Parenting Advice Sites
Best Parenting Advice Sites

by Bev Bachel

As a lifelong learner, I’ve come to rely on advice sites, where I’ve learned everything from how to tie a fishing hook to when to harvest zucchini. But the value of this knowledge pales in comparison to the advice I’ve gotten from parenting websites. From them, I’ve learned how to properly install a car seat, whether to link chores to an allowance and how to talk to teens about boundaries.

Here are three of my favorite parenting advice sites:

This site, which is dedicated to “helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology,” is one I turn to several times each week. Whether I’m trying to decide whether a movie, game or app is age-appropriate or seeking unbiased information on screen time or internet safety, this site has become a trusted guide. It comes with a robust search feature and thoughtful reviews that make decision-making easier. I also value the site’s “best lists,” which help me find books and movies that promote qualities I believe are important, like determination, empathy and environmental awareness.

Curated by the editors of Parenting Magazine, the advice section of Parenting’s popular website is designed to help you cut through outdated research in order to find advice that is right for you and your unique child. You’ll find expert advice, as well as real-life stories from moms and dads just like you, some of whom share their mistakes in an effort to help others avoid them.

Whatever your child’s age and developmental stage, you’ll find practical tips and informative advice on this site — everything from potty training to tantrums, from discipline do’s and don’ts, to how to pack a healthy lunch. There are more than a dozen parenting communities you can join, including breastfeeding and adoption support groups, as well as pre-teen and teen communities. You can even seek advice from WebMD’s panel of experts. I particularly appreciate the variety of content, which includes slideshows, videos, quizzes and hands-on tools.

The bottom line

While I’m certainly not a parenting expert, here’s my advice to you: The next time you have a question or need parenting advice, visit one of these sites. 


Freelance writer Bev Bachel lives in Minneapolis and uses her phone to talk, text and email friends and family around the world. She’s the author of What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go For It!

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