Parent Resources

In order to help you be the best parent you can be, we've gathered some helpful websites. Please let us know if there are others we should include. Thanks!

Kennebunk Free LIbrary is not responsible for the information on outside websites. We only provide links to them as a courtesy.

Online Safety

Common Sense Media As media becomes the "other parent" in our children's lives, this website helps us to teach them to develop media savvy. Reviews of movies, games and mobile apps are included.
Netsmartz offers online safety information for parents, children and teenagers, put out by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Connect Safely offers social media safety tips for kids, teens, parents and educators, along with tech news and other resources
WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse) get tips and help to combat cyberbullying
WHOA for Kids & Teens gives kids and teens guidance for online safety, and support for combating cyberbullying

Family Health

Did you know that hospitals have libraries? You can find information about your own or your child's health issues by using a hospital library. Or try these online resources!

Poison Control Center poison control help available by phone or online
Product Safety keep up-to-date with the latest product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
First Aid help from the American Academy of Family Physicians
First Aid help from the Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus National Institutes of Health website for patients, families and friends
Health Information from the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland
Children and Asthma resources gathered by librarians
PFLAG "the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies"

Mental Health

Kids Quest resources for kids on disabilities and health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Autism Society of Maine located in Winthrop
Unlocking Autism an organization to help educate parents of children of all ages about biomedical, behavioral and sensorial intervention options that can make a difference in their child's life
Child & Adolescent Mental Health from the National Institute of Mental Health