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April 10, 2020 Publication of Mahoning Valley and Trumbull County Parent magazine has been suspended due to the COVID-19 virus. We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. more »»

Ready, Set, Camp!

April 17, 2019 You are considering a summer camp, but how to choose? There’s a camp that is ideally suited for every child, providing a summer of growth and fun whether your child attends a day or overnight camp, ... more »»

Tips for Playdates with Special Needs Kids

October 15, 2018 Playdates are an important part of childhood. They offer time for kids to interact socially without the structure of school or extracurricular activities. more »»

Dealing with a Child's Fears

October 15, 2018 As a child, I assumed my parents weren't afraid of anythin. more »»

Surviving Your First Year as a Stay-at-Home Mom

March 1, 2018 Congratulations! You've taken the plunge into the zany SAHM (stay-at-home mom) pool. more »»

Helping children set and achieve goals

January 9, 2018 When children set and achieve personal goals, it can affect the way they view themselves, their academics and their activities, both now and in the future. more »»

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

October 28, 2013 ... more »»

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 »»



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