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Bully-proofing Youth Workshop Set at WCDS

January 24, 2017 Child and adolescent therapist Jim Bisenius will offer practical and effective solutions for parents, teachers and students to deal with the bullies in their lives during his Bully-proofing Youth... more »»

Reboot, Recharge, Refresh

January 24, 2017 Imagine three consecutive nights of uninterrupted slumber. I experienced it not too long ago. more »»

Puzzling Times

January 24, 2017 What to do? What to do? It’s a puzzle. Bad weather has everybody inside. Confined kids turn into little pit vipers. When winter doldrums set in, everything is so borin. more »»

A Season for Believers

December 15, 2016 “Does Santa really ‘know if you are sleeping’?”asked my middle daughter Sally, then 5, in last year’s run-up to Christmas. We were driving somewhere, just the two of us. “I don’t know,” I said. more »»

Turning Purple With Frustration?

November 14, 2016 Frustration with infant crying is the No. 1 thing that triggers a person to shake or harm a baby. more »»

New Strollers Enter the Fold

November 14, 2016 Most strollers fold, but some are like contortionists. more »»

How to Have a Happy Halloween Despite Sensory Disorder

October 24, 2016 While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad "ghouls and goblins," children affected by a sensory processing disorder may... more »»

‘Match’ Your Family With a Child in Need

September 13, 2016 Ever wish you could be a foster parent or Big Brother/Big Sister to a local child, someone to be a stabilizing force, to increase the child’s self-esteem and chances of graduating from high school?... more »»

Local Moms Cash in on Back-to-School Deals

September 6, 2016 Price matters to moms nationwide when it comes to back-to-school shopping, and local moms are no differen. more »»

Safeguard kids' devices

June 7, 2016 New apps pop up seemingly out of nowhere, but instantly every single one of your kid’s friends and classmates is using it and you find out so is your ki. more »»

Family Game Night: Reviews

June 7, 2016 ‘How to Write a Story’ This book/game was amazing! It gave us so many different choices as to what the story could be about. I think at one time we had three different stories going on. more »»

Slowing Down

January 26, 2016 I just wrote an email to a friend that was hard to write. Every winter for years, we have spent Saturday nights drinking wine, laughing and talking while our husbands and kids skied together. more »»

The Collapse of Parenting

January 26, 2016 By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK — Dr. more »»

A Thanksgiving Plan for New Parents

November 10, 2015 New parents might think they can enjoy the first Thanksgiving after Baby arrives the same way they always hav. more »»

What Kind of Parent Are You?

October 6, 2015 Parenting styles are rarely to blame for childhood behavioral problem. more »»

Kindie Rocker Laurie Berkner Releases Classic Favorites

October 6, 2015 Your little ones might sing along with her on PBS Sprout, but now “kindie” rocker Laurie Berkner, a former preschool teacher by day and indie singer by night, has recorded a new album of songs they... more »»

How to Resist Sympathy Weight Gain

September 8, 2015 Men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time, reports a large new Northwestern University study that tracked the weight of more than 10,000 men from adolescence to young adulthood. more »»

How to Encourage Friends Without Hovering

September 8, 2015 Whether your child has moved, switched school districts or is starting to school for the first time, he or she may need to make some new friends. You may feel at a loss as to helping your chil. more »»

Read About Lions

September 8, 2015 The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter generated outrage around the world this summer, but bringing kids into the conversation may require some finess. more »»

Resources at Your Fingertips

July 14, 2015 Did you know your local Family Resource Networks — there’s one representing each county in West Virginia — publishes a family resource guide each year with the names and phone numbers of all sorts... more »»



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