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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 »»

Homework: Taming the Bane

November 10, 2009 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 »»

Things to think about before divorce

October 6, 2009 To the spouse who is thinking of leaving… I’m going to be saying some things here that I want you to know and consider. more »»

How strong is your committment?

September 8, 2009 There is a lot of information out there about why marriages fail. A quick search of the Internet turns up articles on how communication is the key to marital success. more »»

Adoption: Some Special Issues

May 22, 2009 Recently I’ve received a request to discuss adoption and issues that arise unique to this family experience. more »»



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