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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 »»

'Survival Guide' Draws on Working Moms' Experiences

January 5, 2012 Working Mother magazine editor Suzanne Riss and former editor Teresa Palagano tapped their own experiences, their own working mothers’ stories, and the realities of more than 1,000 working moms who... more »»

Tips for Minimizing Christmas Chaos

December 19, 2011 “How do I keep my house from becoming a total wreck during the holidays? I have very little time for cleaning, so I need quick housecleaning tips to help make the house look presentable!” This was... more »»

Prevent, Recognize Sexual Abuse

December 6, 2011 The Penn State case involving the alleged sexual abuse of multiple boys by a respected coach and supposed child advocate has put many parents on edge. more »»

Rejoice Over Spilled Milk

December 6, 2011 An excited 3-year-old grabs a bottle of milk from the table and joyfully shakes it until its contents spill all over the kitchen floor. more »»

Exploring the middle-schoolers' experience

November 18, 2011 Editor's Note: This column originally was published in the Nov. 18 editions of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, as the School Bells column featured on the Life pages. more »»

What If Santa Can't Afford Christmas?

November 18, 2011 I had just turned off the evening news and was on my way to the kitchen to begin dinner when Lizzie ran up to me, grabbed my waist and with very serious eyes, looked up to me and asked me this... more »»

A Working Mom’s Formula for Happiness

November 4, 2011 Finding happiness as a working mother is possible. Cathy L. Greenberg and Barrett S. more »»

Books provide window to Asian culture

November 4, 2011 November is National Adoption Month, and with American families embracing 12,000 adoptees from abroad a year, teaching American children about other cultures is important. more »»

Big Bird is latest bullying victim

October 13, 2011 Big Bird, Elmo, Abby and the rest of the Sesame Street gang will address the issue of bullying in a special episode, "The Good Birds Club," airing locally on at 10 a.m. Oct. more »»

Name-calling can hurt

October 6, 2011 Editor's Note: This article was published originally on the Oct. 5 Life page of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. more »»



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