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The New Parent Trap

March 8, 2011 Feed baby. Change diaper. Shop for groceries. Wash laundry. Feed baby. Pay bills. Change diaper. Wash laundry. Feed baby. Start dinner. Google “cradle cap.” Change diaper. Feed baby. more »»

Often Overlooked Safety Traps Put Children at Risk

March 8, 2011 Each year in the U.S., more than 2,000 children under the age of 14 die as a result of a home injury, according to Safe Kids USA, a non-profit organization. more »»

Disney On Ice Coloring Contest Rules

November 4, 2010 Supervise your child or have your child color the Magic Carpet image on page 16 of the November 2010 Mahoning Valley Parent magazine. Crayon only please. One entry per child 12 and under. more »»

The Scary Truth about Halloween Candy

September 24, 2010 Which do you think has the most chemicals in it – your local hardware store or your child’s bag of Halloween candies? The answer may surprise you! “Most Halloween candies... more »»

Teacher Offers Timely Advice to Parents on Surviving Middle School

September 21, 2010 Middle school can be one of the most daunting and challenging periods of development children and parents ever experience. more »»

Never too early to think about college

September 21, 2010 Believe it or not, kindergarten is not too soon to start preparing your child to get into college. more »»

Surviving Separation Anxiety

September 14, 2010 It's the moment every parent of a small child dreads: the good-bye. more »»

Inspire Your Child with Great Expectations

August 13, 2010 The new school year will be here soon, and parents are seeking the best back-to-school sources for supplies and clothes for their kids. more »»

Ten Great Educational Toys To Make At Home

August 5, 2010 When Joey Jones opened a large present for his fourth birthday, he seized the silver, holographic wrapping paper. more »»

‘Do good’ for your kid’s school and the planet

August 5, 2010 Teachers and administrators LOVE parent volunteers.  Every year when my kids go back to school there seems to be an even longer list of volunteer opportunities. more »»

Four local kids honored for volunteer efforts

August 5, 2010 Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program, Kohl’s Department Stores recognized more than 2,100 kids nationwide for making a difference in their communities through volunteering. more »»

Cruelty-Free Kids: Twelve Ways Not to Raise a Bully

April 15, 2010 When the news broke about 15-year-old Phoebe Prince hanging herself after being mercilessly bullied by her peers both online and in person, parents everywhere were saddened and horrified. more »»

Turn Off TVs on April 19

April 6, 2010 April 19th kicks of National Turn Off TV Week, and Learning Express, an educational toy store franchise, is encouraging families to take up the cause. more »»

Little Angels Ready to Help Others

April 6, 2010 The Children of Lisa's Little Angels Preschool and Daycare in Leavittsburg, were giving back to the community recently by making Easter baskets that will be donated to the Church of God in... more »»

Exercise Can Be the Best Medicine

April 1, 2010 You know exercise is good for you, but did you know that exercising can increase your energy levels, help improve your mood and lower the risk of some diseases? Exercise benefits every... more »»

Pizza Cook-Off raises money for Potential Development

March 11, 2010 Mahoning Valley pizza establishments are donating their time and talent to present their tastiest pizzas and compete in a contest for the title of “Maestro Di Cucina!” The Mahoning Valley Pizza... more »»

Big win for students with asthma

March 11, 2010 Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, the leading national patient advocacy and education organization for people with asthma and related conditions, hails South Dakota lawmakers for makin... more »»

Local pre-K program to help at-risk kids

March 11, 2010 The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, has announced a significant contribution to help expand support of the United Way’s Success by 6... more »»

Poetry Contest announced

March 1, 2010 For National Poetry Month, April 2010 Pig Iron Literary and Arts Works of Youngstown, Ohio and the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall in Niles, Ohio is sponsoring a Poetry Contes. more »»

Homeless children in the Mahoning Valley

February 26, 2010 When people think of homelessness in the Mahoning Valley, they are likely to picture a middle-aged man holding a sign near Wal-Mart. more »»



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