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Adoption: The Trials and Triumphs of Forever Families

March 16, 2016 There are many reasons why people consider adoption. For some, it’s a result of failed fertility efforts. For others, it’s a desire to enlarge their family and make life better for a child. more »»

 
 
 
Letting Go—Parents and Camps Foster Children’s Self-Reliance

April 2, 2014 I have witnessed, first-hand, the incredible journeys of children who come to recognize their own power in steering their own destinies. more »»

Helping Children Manage Frustration

April 2, 2014 Frustration is inevitable for young childre. more »»

Understanding Sleep Rhythms In Children: It's Not Logical, It's Biological

April 2, 2014 Given that we spend a third of our lives in slumber, it's surprising that very few of us understand the biological processes that dictate our waking and non-waking hour. more »»

Deck the Halls Safely

November 19, 2013 For many families, some of the most beloved holiday traditions involve decorations: trees festooned with garlands and ornaments, stockings hung by fireplaces, Hanukkah menorahs or Kwanzaa kinara... more »»

Happy Halloween

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ADHD Coach Offers Webinar on Parenting Teens

October 11, 2013 Parenting a teenager with ADHD can often feel like an exercise in futility. You know that your teen is intelligent, but he’s often distracted, and his GPA doesn’t reflect his capabilitie. more »»

For preschoolers, sharing is when it's done by choice

August 22, 2013 Getting kids to share their toys is a never-ending battle, and compelling them to do so never seems to hel. more »»

Rethinking traditional fundraising

August 7, 2013 Consider these ideas from Stacey Boyd, founder of Savvy Source when planning fundraisers this school year: 1. Needs vs. more »»

Back to School Check-Ups

August 7, 2013 Between buying new school supplies and meeting your children’s teachers, back to school season is a busy time. more »»

Knowing When to Step In

July 1, 2013 When it comes to kids and their disputes, the decision to step in or stay out is a dilemma faced several times each day by many parents. more »»

'Summerize' Your Value

June 28, 2013 Every parent wants their children to grow up with strong core values and habits, but in the chaos of everyday life, it can be difficult to focus on instilling them. more »»

4th of July festivities

June 28, 2013 Austintown Celebration begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Township Park with entertainment, cornhole, concessions and more; fireworks at 10 p.m. Flag raising at 8:30 a.m. more »»

'Thank-Yous' Every Father Should Hear

June 6, 2013 On Sunday, June 16 — otherwise known as Father’s Day — dads around America will receive ties, tools, and other “toys” from their children. more »»

Developing the Curious Mind

May 1, 2013 If you’re a parent, you know that babies are born with limitless curiosity. Just think about all of the things your little ones touch, grab, climb on, stare at, put in their mouths, et. more »»

Camp — a Practical Solution to the Education Debate

March 28, 2013 In light of recent education debates — where one side argues that summer is a rite of passage for children, and the other side argues that extended school breaks interfere with learning time — the... more »»

Post-Baby Bloom

March 28, 2013 If the winter winds have been howling outside (while your baby is howling inside), you might be experiencing a touch of the winter blues. more »»

5 Things Parents Should Know About the Common Core

March 22, 2013 To best help children succeed and thrive in school, it is essential that school and district leaders not only help teachers and students transition to the Common Core State Standards but that parent... more »»

New network offers families support, help

March 22, 2013 Regularly scheduled family support groups and education workshops for families with children on the autism spectrum have been dormant in the Mahoning Valley for more than a year as the former Tri... more »»

Four Fantastic Apps to Help Your Preschooler Develop Routines

March 8, 2013 As all parents know, preschoolers are more excited about incorporating some “big kid” habits into their lives than they are about others. more »»

Protect Your iPad from Kid Purchases

March 8, 2013 Imagine this: Your child is enjoying some iPad playtime while you enjoy the silence it brings. more »»

 
 

Tractor-Wagon Rides September 17, 2017

Bring the family for a guided tractor wagon tour of the MetroParks Farm leaving approximately every 1/2 hour, starting at 1 p.m. Barns are open to visit the animals, and optional crafts are $1. more »

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Moms Can Be Bullies Too

August 22, 2013 I?went back to work when my first child was five weeks old. I wasn’t happy about it, but it was a financial necessity and I did what needed to be done. more »

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