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A Mother's Request to Daughter's Future Teachers

June 6, 2011 Editor's Note: This article was published originally in The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, in the School Bells column, on Friday, June 3. more »»

10 Recommendations for Fathers

May 23, 2011 Kevin Renner woke up on a Monday with one glaring realization: He didn’t know his daughters very well, and, at ages 9 and 13, they would be off to high school, to college, to their own lives within ... more »»

Engineer Your Own Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed — Egg in the Hole

May 3, 2011 While it’s true it’s the thought that counts, when it comes to Mother’s Day, sometimes getting that thought into action takes a bit of persuasio. more »»

Children's Etiquette Lessons

April 20, 2011 In today’s world, parents are busier than ever before. Many wait, thinking that they’ll teach their children crucial etiquette skills when they get older. more »»

Earth Day lessons from Sid the Science Kid

April 20, 2011 With Earth Day coming up April 23, you might want to get your children involved in an eco-friendly project. more »»

Putting Your Finger on Feelings

April 4, 2011 One of the common characteristics of children on the autism spectrum is their difficulty recognizing facial expressions and their corresponding emotions. more »»

Egg Hunt Etiquette

April 4, 2011 If you plan on taking your children to a community Easter egg hunt this month, keep these tips in mind so you don’t end up with egg on your face: ? Most hunts are divided into categories... more »»

What's On — April 2011

April 4, 2011 WORD GIRL “Earth Day Girl” — In this Earth Day episode from Scholastic’s wordy super-heroine, when the villainous (and very large) Birthday Girl learns that planet Earth is having a... more »»

Advice From a Young Online Sexual Abuse Victim

March 7, 2011 When Alicia was 13, she became online friends with a man she didn’t know. more »»

Five Tips for Disciplining With Love

March 7, 2011 1. Show respect — even when disciplining — and focus on the behavior, not the child. 2. Avoid physical punishment. It teaches children that violence is OK. 3. more »»

What's On: Disney Junior

March 7, 2011 The Playhouse Disney preschool programming block has been remade as Disney Junior, with a revamped lineup as well as name. more »»

Musical Chairs: Fun Facts About Bagpipes

March 7, 2011 St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, and many folks associate this celebration of the patron saint of Ireland with the music of the bagpipes. For example, St. more »»

Divorce Can Cause Financial Chaos

February 18, 2011 Divorce is among the most difficult things we can face. Emotionally, mentally and financially, the stress can take a major toll. more »»

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Big Red Dog

February 9, 2011 PBS and Scholastic are going BIG for Valentine's Day, airing "Clifford's BIG Valentine Celebration" on Thursday, Feb. 10, Friday, Feb. 11 and Monday, Feb. 14 on PBS KIDS. more »»

Musical Chairs: Singing to Your Valentine

January 14, 2011 I have loved listening to my mom sing “Bushel and a Peck” to my daughter. This sweet and silly song has never failed to end in a fit of hugs and giggles. more »»

New Year, Newfound Peace

January 13, 2011 Does this sound familiar? You wake up in a great mood, ready to have a fabulous day and walk into the kitchen with kids yelling at each other, one talking back to you and your resolve crumbles. more »»

What Does Your Child Want? Your Attention

December 8, 2010 Editor's Note: The authors wrote this article for the School Bells column on the Life page of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. It was published on Dec. 3. more »»

Arm Yourself for Family Dinners

December 3, 2010 Be prepared. It works for the Boy Scouts and it can work for parents who are dreading taking the tots to a large family dinner this holiday season. more »»

Brainy DVDs Debunked Again

December 3, 2010 Before you fill Baby’s socking with the latest batch of “brainy” DVDs, check out the latest study on the impact of these DVDs on toddlers’ learning. Dr. Judy S. more »»

When to Launch Your Child Into Cyberspace

November 5, 2010 In Chapter 7 of the new book, “CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming and Social Media,” published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, author and... more »»



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