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Help Your Child Be a Good Sport

October 1, 2012 Have you ever been to a sporting event and noticed how some parents act? Some parents scream and shout at the umpire or referee because they disagree with the call. more »»

Choose to Parent in the Slow Lane

October 1, 2012 Lamenting the rush-rush of the morning drop-off line at her daughter’s elementary school one day, Susan Sachs Lipman made a change that profoundly impacted her family’s life: She parked the car a fe... more »»

'You Can't Make Me': Turning Conflict Into Cooperation

September 5, 2012 In Cynthia Tobias’ new book, “You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded),” the author— the mother of a strong-willed child — makes the case for the old adage: “It’s not necessarily what you say but... more »»

Review: 'Arlo Needs Glasses' by Barney Saltzburg

September 5, 2012 Barney Saltzburg has become one of our favorite authors. Like Sandra Boynton, Saltzburg is a quirky children’s author who is not afraid to shake things up with creative formats and crazy characters. more »»

Ways to Save on Breakfast

September 5, 2012 1. Eat at home. Even though you are in a rush, eating at home costs less and takes less time than picking up coffee and a bagel later. more »»

A ‘What Are We Going to Do Today?’ Summer

July 6, 2012 EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Hofreuter-Landini authored this column. Summer has arrived with her long, warm days full of infinite possibilities. more »»

Is Your To-Do List Doing You In?

July 5, 2012 At least 50 percent of women say they don’t have enough free time and 60 percent feel guilty for spending what little time they do have on themselves, according to a survey published in the March... more »»

Petition to Stop Facebook from Targeting Pre-teens

June 25, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO — Common Sense Media launched a petition June 7 asking for the public to join a campaign to stop Facebook from targeting kids under 13. more »»

Mother's Day don'ts: dish gloves, Cougar shirts

May 11, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — What were they thinking? Through plastic smiles or gritted teeth, moms have to suck it up sometimes when Mother's Day means a gifted toilet, unsolicited wash tub or anti-aging cre. more »»

Mother's Day of Rest

May 4, 2012 When MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) asked a Facebook group of thousands of moms of young children what they wanted for Mother’s Day, not one of them mentioned a... more »»

Earn Respect as a Step-dad

May 4, 2012 Becoming a new husband is one thing. Taking on the additional responsibility of co-parenting your spouse’s children is quite another. more »»

Stuff Moms and Dads Should Know

May 4, 2012 The folks at Quirk Press put together two nifty little volumes just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year: “Stuff Every Mom Should Know” and “Stuff Every Dad Should Know. more »»

Spring Book Roundup

April 5, 2012 Meet Chester “The Story of Chester” is a lesson in stick-to-it-iveness as readers follow the life cycle of a Monarch caterpillar. more »»

Have You Seen the Light?

April 5, 2012 Are you torn between energy-sapping incandescents and toxic-mercury-containing CFL (twisty) bulbs? The question may be moot, as a new product is shedding light on the Great Bulb Debate. more »»

Reading aloud develops a love of learning

March 9, 2012 Editor's Note: This article originally was published as the March 9 School Bells column in The Intelligener and Wheeling News-Register. more »»

Easy to Love, Hard to Raise?

March 2, 2012 The new anthology “Easy to Love But Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories,” published by DRT Press in February, provides resources and support for parents who are raising... more »»

Keep Tech in Check

March 2, 2012 According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans between the age of 8 and 18 spend on average 7.5 hours a day using some sort of electronic device, from smart phones to MP3 players to computers. more »»

Do French parents have one up on Americans?

February 27, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — So you’re visiting someone’s home with your child and hot chocolate is served. more »»

'I Said No!' Gets Right to the Point

January 5, 2012 A new book for children ages 4 and up teaches children a “red-flag” approach to keeping themselves and their bodies safe. more »»

Self-Respect Leads to Respect for Others

January 5, 2012 Raising a respectful child is one of the three Rs (responsibility, respect and resiliency) that are part of a parent’s job description. If we hear a 3-year-old say, “No, my do i. more »»



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