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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 »»

What's On in November

November 5, 2010 Leap Frog “Learning DVD + CD Set Volume 2” (Lionsgate)— This new set featuring preschoolers Tad and Lily and their big brother, Leap, combines three previously released DVDs, “Math Adventure to the... more »»

Mean Girls in Miniature

October 5, 2010 We know all about mean girls in middle school and high school. more »»

Editor's Pick of the Month

October 5, 2010 I had a Sesame Street album growing up with the song “Everyone Makes Mistakes. more »»

What's On: October

October 5, 2010 Nick Jr. Favorites: “Happy Halloween” —All your kids’ favorite shows have Halloween episodes that Nickelodeon has compiled on one DVD, available in stores now. more »»

Guest commentary: Be a blessing to your kids

September 16, 2010 I cannot tell you how many clients are seen in my office simply because they never received a “blessing. more »»

Hi, Grandma! Creative Ways to Keep in Touch With the Grandkids

September 3, 2010 Grandparents’ Day may be Sept. 12, but every day is grandchildren’s day! Making sure grandchildren feel loved from afar, however, isn’t always easy. Here are some tips for closing the gap. more »»

Book Review: Betsy Brown Braun's 'You're Not the Boss of Me'

September 3, 2010 Betsy Brown Braun’s latest book, “You’re Not the Boss of Me,” should be tucked into the hospital swag bags of every new parent. more »»

What's On: September 2010

September 3, 2010 Max & Ruby: A Visit With Grandma” — Featuring four episodes with those lovable bunnies, Max and Ruby, “A Visit With Grandma” debuted on DVD in June from Nickelodeon. more »»

Have Games, Will Travel

July 5, 2010 — The MobiGo Touch Learning System gives a new meaning to “smart phone. more »»

Sneak in Summer Math Learning

July 5, 2010 We’re surrounded by words and numbers every day. Parents can play a key role in reinforcing math learning on an ongoing basis by considering the following opportunities for summer lessons. more »»

'E is for Ethics' Is a Great Tool for Parents

May 5, 2010 Meet Elliott and Lucy, two kids who will probably remind you a lot of your kids. Elliott and Lucy sometimes act without thinking. more »»

Four Mother's Day Activities for Moms and Kids

May 5, 2010 1. Make “Me” Portraits. With a marker, trace the outline of your bodies on an old sheet. Decorate your self-portraits with symbols, colors, words and pictures. more »»

Smart Mama Goes Green With Cleaners

April 5, 2010 In honor of Earth Day, April 22, here are some practical homemade cleaning tips and easy recipes using pantry items from Jennifer Taggart, author of the new book, “Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple... more »»

Know Your Child's Alcohol Risk

April 5, 2010 Certain children are more likely than others to drink heavily and encounter alcohol-related difficulties, including health, school, legal, family and emotional problems. more »»

Resources for Parents of Preschoolers

March 8, 2010 There are a myriad books and local resources out there for parents of preschool age children. more »»



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