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If he really loved me…

May 9, 2017 Let’s talk about assumptions and the havoc they can cause in relationships! An assumption is something that is believed to be true without any proo. more »»

 
 
 
Parents can be ‘kid whisperers’

April 11, 2017 I was in Walmart the other day and this kid, probably about 12, was making farting noises by putting the palm of his hand up to his mout. more »»

Encouraging your child’s identity

March 9, 2017 Who our children become is important to parents, and the level of this importance is seen in how much time, money and effort parents devote to their kid. more »»

Resolve to be a happier person

January 19, 2017 Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions for the New Year? Making New Year’s resolutions is a very good idea. They really do work! Research by John C. more »»

Couples aquire relational principles

January 19, 2017 In families, the most important relationship is the mother-father relationship. You’ve heard it said that “happy parents make happy kids?” It’s true. more »»

Thank you for your phoneless time

November 1, 2016 In the last ten years, its become commonplace to try and have a real-life conversation while also looking at our phones. more »»

Get a Strategy!

September 1, 2016 By the time you are reading this, school will have been in session for about a month. more »»

Teenagers: Some parenting tips

May 9, 2016 Teens have a developmental stage all their own. Its called “Identity vs. Role Confusio. more »»

Helping child understand psychiatric diagnoses

March 7, 2016 Anyone out there have a child diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety or other mental disorders? This article addresses the challenges associated with your child being given a psychiatric diagnosi. more »»

Social media guidelines

February 9, 2016 Parents today are truly pioneers in parenting during the internet age. Now, we face a new challenge with how to wisely use social media. more »»

Transition to parenthood

January 14, 2016 Parenthood is great in many ways. Becoming a parent, however, is a growth process and it takes a lot of learning through trial and error. more »»

Holiday time: A focus exercise

December 7, 2015 Do you remember that Folgers commercial from the 1980s; “Peter comes home for Christmas?” Peter is the oldest son who just arrives home (because of a delayed flight or something) on Christmas mornin... more »»

Are you (fill in the blank) enough?

November 19, 2015 Good, safe, perfect, beautiful, smart, athletic, successful, funny, happy, wealthy… These are just a few of the words that we fill in the blank to the question “am I ——————— enough?” Where does thi... more »»

Homework help

October 15, 2015 What child out there enjoys continuing school work at home? What parent enjoys it? I’m betting most children and parents would rather not deal with homework. more »»

Are you a helicopter parent?

September 10, 2015 New studies indicate a growing trend in college is parents being involved in managing their child’s (now a young adult) coursework, social activities, conflicts with professors and even calling... more »»

Take a ‘Tech Time Out’ this summer

May 26, 2015 Imagine that a typical kid from 1975 is suddenly transported through time to the present moment. more »»

Cell phone parent-child contract

May 12, 2015 The majority of the U.S. population has smartphones now, and more preschool kids know how to work smartphones than know how to tie their own shoes according to TheAtlantic.com. more »»

What St. Patrick can teach us

March 12, 2015 Last spring my wife and I traveled to Ireland. One of our favorite places we visited there was the Saint Patrick Centre in Northern Ireland. more »»

Conversation starters for couples on Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015 Here you are, it’s that time of year where every couple is expected to go out on a date. more »»

Re-Commit

January 19, 2015 There is a lot of information out there about why marriages fail. A quick search turns up articles on how communication is the key to marital success. more »»

Starting holiday traditions

December 11, 2014 There once was a young mother we’ll call “Susan” who volunteered to cook the Christmas turkey for the big family dinner. more »»

 
 

Parkersburg Library Toddler Time July 21, 2017

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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Rock On!

May 9, 2017 Recently on a trip with my kids and my mom, while I was in a shop looking around, my mom sat down on a bench outside and noticed something sitting next to her. more »

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