Parent-friendly: Aunt inbox

Parent-friendly: Aunt inbox
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First Published: Sat, Mar 10 2007. 12 08 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Mar 10 2007. 12 08 AM IST
Time was when you called up mom, or an aunt, when you had a question about your child. Increasingly, today’s parents are turning to online resources instead, for answers to medical, behavioural and developmental questions about their kids. While the Internet is teeming with sites providing all kinds of advice, some websites send it to you via email. One of the most popular and reputed websites is babycenter.com, which is for expectant parents and new parents of kids up to age two. You get weekly emails that tell you what developmental stage your child may be at, along with interesting facts and debates. Its companion site, www.parentcenter.com tackles the ages two to eight. Once you register, you get a somewhat customized, weekly newsletter dealing with all kinds of issues important to parents, as well as fun activities to do with children. Parents of tweens and teens won’t get weekly newletters, but for insights and perspectives on how to deal with the dilemmas presented by kids aged nine and above, start with websites such as www.parenting.ivillage.com and www.parents.com.
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First Published: Sat, Mar 10 2007. 12 08 AM IST
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