AAP PEDIATRIC RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
As a parent, you understand the need to have good resources at hand. In this age of the World Wide Web, finding those resources has become much easier, but also confusing at times. There are so many so called experts out there giving away free information, and much of it is false. Parents have to weed through all that information to find valid resources; it’s a daunting task to say the least. There are many parents who end up with false information from what seemed to be a reputable resource. It can be frustrating. In the midst of this jungle of information, The American Academy of Pediatrics helps parents simplify their search for good resources. They have a name and reputation that parents can trust.
On their Parenting Corner page, parents can finally begin their search for quality answers to the questions they have about their children’s health needs. They will be able to get information on a variety of topics ranging from how your child can avoid getting the flu to the proper ways to use car safety seats. The AAP Parent Corner front page lists several categories for parents to choose from. The have their featured topic which at this time is “”How can I keep my child from getting the flu””:http://www.aap.org/publiced/BR_Flu.htm. This article was informative and lists practical ways parents can help keep their children from getting the flu. It also tells parents about the importance of vaccinating against the flu. Other sections on the front page of the Parent Corner include the Book of the Month, Answers for Parents, Featured Resources, and the AAP Bookstore.
This page is packed with great information, but if you don’t find what you need in the Parent Corner, try searching for specific answers on the Health Topics page. This page gives you links to many commonly searched for pediatric topics such as ADHD, immunizations, and second hand smoke. It also offers the option of searching through the AAP’s data base for specific pediatric health topics. The Health Topics page also offers a section on child development. This will help parents narrow down the search field by offering topics on the basis of age and development. Parents will appreciate the time this tool can save them.
The American Academy of Pediatrics web site has opened a door of information to parents all over the world. Parents can rest assured that they have gotten the best information possible, from a trusted health care agency, and they have done it all from the comfort of their home. What more could you ask for?