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Research About Learning

The Best Howard Gardner Sites - A great listing of resources and links for everything to do with Howard Gardner and his "Multiple Intelligence" theory, a tool for understanding and meeting the learning needs of students.

Explorations in Learning and Instruction - Useful summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction, a healthy reminder that people learn in different ways.

Funderstanding: Insight into Learning - With a name like "Funderstanding," it's bound to be, well, interesting. See what the leading education, cognitive science, and other theorists have to say about how to enhance learning potential.

Special Needs

Behavioral Disorders - A Place for Us is an online message center where parents meet to exchange real-world advice on dealing with children with ADHD, bipolar, and behavioral disorders. Online materials include informative articles for parents and educators, as well recommended reading.

The Challenge of Difficult Children - Understanding children is a skill no one ever really masters, and even parents can sometimes feel out of their league. Elaine M. Gibson, a self-professed parent of a “difficult child” and an educational psychologist, offers insights and strategies on parenting a difficult-to-raise child.

Family Village - Within this global community for the disabled is a rich resource center "Just for Kids," with links to sites for and about kids living with cognitive and other disabilities. Families and teachers will appreciate the educational resources as well.

KidSource Online - Tap into an exceptional archive of articles from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. A special feature is “A Guide to Children's Literature and Disability.” This bibliography of storybooks and nonfiction books for older children is divided by disability and reading level.

Parenting Special Needs Children - Hosted by an adoptive parent of 28 children with a variety of special needs, this site goes above and beyond in providing parents of disabled children with education, support, and an online community. Topics range from grief to acceptance, from self-esteem building to sibling issues.

Teen Years

Parenting Adolescents - Discipline. Drug use. Peer pressure. Chores. All the tough topics are covered in this comprehensive guide to what it takes to understand a teenager.

Parent-Teen.com - This unique online magazine for families with teens looks at teen issues from both sides of the fence. Start by reading “Teens Speak Out: What Parents Do Right--and Wrong” in the Parent Pages, compiled by a high school student from interviews with other students.

Teen Health - Teaching or raising teens means dealing with the changes in their bodies...and their brains. Relationships. Feelings. School. Jobs. Sort it all out on this site where you’ll find articles on stress, body image, life after high school, and more.

Whole Family.com Parent Center - This well-organized site has a plethora of resources on raising responsible, well-rounded teens. Articles are accompanied by a list of recommended books and online resources.

Understanding Children

ABCs of Parenting - Finding educational websites for and about kids is a whole lot easier, thanks to this directory of reviewed links, encompassing education and parenting sites and everything family-oriented in between. If the extensive directory seems overwhelming, the handy search engine can point you in the right direction.

National Parent Information Network - Browse the Virtual Library for dozens of well-researched articles about parenting and family involvement in education, designed to help parents make well-informed decisions about raising and educating their children.

Women.com Development Tracker - This site’s education experts and fascinating development tracker can help you know what to expect from school-age children. The year-by-year guide covers milestones in five areas: language, math, social skills, physical abilities, and emotional maturity. You’ll also find information on special challenges to be aware of, as well as age-appropriate activities to help children improve their skills.