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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 »»

Foreign Adoption Rate Hits New Low

July 14, 2015 The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures. more »»

Beyond Self-Esteem

May 7, 2015 In the 1960s and 1970s, parents were told that, to build self-esteem in their children, they must tell them constantly how great they are. more »»

Raise a Proper Geek

May 7, 2015 Becoming a parent and documenting your baby’s first years is a treasured experience for all parents, but “The Geek Baby Book: A Memory Journal For Every Geeky First in Your Baby’s Life” by Tim Mucci... more »»

Caring for an Abused Child

April 1, 2015 When a child has been abused, the biggest sustained challenge is always relational. more »»

The New Family Car

April 1, 2015 Kelley Blue Book annually lists the 15 Best Family Cars, and this year’s list had all the usual suspects as well as a few surprises. more »»

Managing the crazy: Some tips on parenting 2 kids under 2

March 23, 2015 NEW YORK — Monaco has royal parents of newborn twins, and Britain's Kate and William will soon have a second little prince, but will parenting two kids under 2 be a soul-draining, tear-inducing... more »»

Peace In

March 4, 2015 “Raising Peaceful Kids: A Parenting Guide to Raising Children in a Mindful Way” by Kathy Walsh (JoyhohBoy) To raise peaceful kids, promote peace at home. more »»

Support for Kinship Care in the Ohio Valley

March 4, 2015 Almost 2,000 kinship caregivers are raising relatives in the Ohio Valley. Kinship caregivers offer children the chance to stay connected with their family, culture, neighborhood and schoo. more »»

Ohio Valley Moms Help NICU Moms Through Clothing/Toy Sale

March 4, 2015 For more than two years, two local sisters have spearheaded semi-annual fundraisers to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, wanting to give back after one of them gave birth 16 weeks earl... more »»

Talking to Kids When Bad Things Happen

January 19, 2015 With more terrorist attacks in the news, parents are faced with the question of how do we talk to our children about what happened, and then help them feel safe and reassured that it won’t happen to... more »»

How To Be a Screen-Smart Parent

December 2, 2014 Whether you’re a young parent who grew up with smartphones and Facebook, or an older parent who shudders when contemplating the vast, unknown reaches of YouTube, you are going to have questions abou... more »»

New Picture Book Addresses Loss

December 2, 2014 "The Yellow Balloon" By Tiffany Papageorge, Illustrated by Erwin Madrid A longtime actress who has worked with CBS and Disney, Tiffany Papageorge knows how stories deeply affect people. more »»

Mouse Tells 'A Chirsmtas Tail'

December 2, 2014 "A Christmas Tail" By J.S. more »»

Bullying: What You Need to Know (full version)

November 4, 2014 1. Bullying always involves more people than the bully and the victim. Bullying is a social phenomenon and in order to stop it, everyone needs to be involve. more »»

'The Good Dog' by Todd Kessler — A Review

November 4, 2014 A puppy, a bakery full of sweet treats, a mean guy and a bunch of bugs: The story of Tako the puppy and the Lee family’s Happy Family Bakery holds lots of appeal for both boys and girls and is full... more »»

Protect Your Body

October 3, 2014 In this new comic-style book from The Mother Company and Ruby’s Studio, Miles is turning 6 and is upset about all the attention he’s getting — the physical attention. more »»



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