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The secret power of Thanksgiving

November 1, 2011 There is a special field of research in psychology called “positive psychology” that studies the “science of gratitude. more »»

Managing family media

October 4, 2011 In last month’s issue I discussed the challenge of managing media such as Facebook and texting in your marriage. This time I want to discuss managing the media in your home, with your family. more »»

Marriage Issues: Facebook

August 29, 2011 A man in his 40s, married almost 20 years, reports the following scenario: “I wasn’t looking for this. She just asked me to be a friend on Facebook. I haven’t talked to her since high school. more »»

'Quality time' in a few minutes

May 2, 2011 Almost every magazine article, television or radio program you see talks about how busy the American family is these days, yet how important “quality time” is to the family. more »»

Parenting the Asperger's child

April 1, 2011 Parents of children with Asperger’s syndrome have a particularly challenging role to play. To begin, the diagnosis is difficult to make. more »»

Protecting your kids online

March 1, 2011 A reader suggested I add to last month’s column on protecting children from sexual abuse by discussing some concerns more specific to teenagers. more »»

Protecting kids from sexual abuse

February 1, 2011 Did you know there are 161 registered sex offenders in Wood County? The ratio of residents to sex offenders in Parkersburg is 264 to 1. more »»

Develop a positive attitude

January 3, 2011 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 »»

Make Christmas a happy holiday

November 29, 2010 By Patrick Ward With the end of Thanksgiving, the “holiday season” is in full swing. more »»

Understand yourself and your child

November 4, 2010 Your personality is your consistent pattern of behavior, thoughts and emotions. It’s the characteristic way in which you respond to the world around you. more »»

Coping with grief

October 5, 2010 The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 left a hole in Manhattan’s landscape that still remains today. It’s as if we, as a nation, cannot move on from this loss. more »»

Should I sign my kid up for sports?

September 7, 2010 As a new school year begins, so do the opportunities for organized sports. more »»

We're Coming Back Soon!

July 28, 2010 When the schools go on summer vacation, so does the MOV Parent Magazine. more »»

Successful summer traveling

May 24, 2010 A road trip with school-age children requires planning and flexibility. It requires realistic expectation. more »»

Hidden Keys to Helping Your Teen

May 3, 2010 Most parents of teens will tell you their adolescent child is doing well if they have managed to avoid the “Three D’s”: drinking, drugs and delinquency. more »»

What is "Asperger's Syndrome?"

April 6, 2010 Since the 1990s “Asperger’s syndrome” has gradually gained widespread attention. People hear this label, but in the general public it remains an enigma. more »»

Sharing Custody, part 2

March 8, 2010 Sharing custody means a child’s parents or guardians do not live together and must negotiate caring for the child or children from two different homes. more »»

How to co-parent properly

February 9, 2010 By Patrick Ward Over the last 40 years the percentage of adults who are married has dramatically decreased. more »»

Resolution #1: Positive Attitude

January 12, 2010 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 »»

Tips for the Holidays

December 7, 2009 Think about the following questions, and take some time to come up with your answers. more »»



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