When I made the decision to add a dog to our household, I read her book, It's Me or the Dog. Even though I had grown up in a family with a menagerie of pets, including many dogs, there were a few new tricks and understandings I picked up.
Her website is a treasure trove of information and is definitely worth taking a bit of time to look through.
A recent article, A Safety Guide for Children and Dogs is a great place to start when teaching your own children about interacting with dogs who are part of your family or dogs they do not know.
What other advice would you give to parents with children?