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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.

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