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Ways to stretch your school budget

August 29, 2011 There is no doubt we are living in tough economic times. With the cost of gas increasing and grocery bills on the rise, families need to watch how they spend their dollars. more »»

Be prepared with school budget

August 29, 2011 So, how’s your summer been? Have you been enjoying fun family activities, sleeping late in the mornings and carefree hot days? Oops, did you say wrong channel? My daughters have enjoyed all of the... more »»

How family dinners improve grades

August 29, 2011 Believe it or not, your family's eating habits can have a profound effect on your child's academic succes. more »»

Guild Builders needs students

May 24, 2011 Summer is almost here and that means time to register for the 15th exciting season of Guild Builders, the youth theatre arts program at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. more »»

Test your crime solving skills

May 24, 2011 Put on your detective cap and get ready for some super sleuthing fun in “Crime Lab Detectiv. more »»

Organizing a summer surivival plan

May 24, 2011 Rain rain go away….Yeah, summertime is just around the corner! Lemonade, water slides, tennis lessons, art camp, swimming and…. more »»

Learning Doesn't Take a Summer Break

May 24, 2011 Learning doesn’t have to take a summer break. more »»

Prepping kids for camp

May 24, 2011 Choosing the right camp is the key to a successful camping experience for both the parents and the children. more »»

Look for Summer Activities Locally

May 24, 2011 Summer survival may mean a pool pass or a super-duper vacation to many families, but looking for the right activities to engage children and youth when the sun is high in the sky and blazing down ma... more »»

Volunteering is important

May 2, 2011 How do you help your teenage son qualify for a college scholarship? Encourage volunteering. How do you convince your elderly neighbor youth are not all bad? Encourage volunteering. more »»

Tame technology to help with homework

May 2, 2011 Technology has transformed our world, but for our kids, life without gadgets would be unimaginable. more »»

Give Mom best gift ever—less stress

May 2, 2011 Breakfast in bed is an indisputable treat—sadly, one that’s over in mere minutes. This Mother’s Day, give Mom something a little longer lasting: the gift of less stress. more »»

Inclusion, diversity in youth programs

April 1, 2011 By Jodi Smith and Lisa Summers Whether kids are involved in scouting or 4-H programs at school, at church or other extracurricular activities, they need to feel a “sense of... more »»

What does IEP do?

April 1, 2011 It’s all in a name. more »»

Organization in ADHD

April 1, 2011 Children, as well as adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have extreme difficulty with organizing their thoughts, planning their time, are forgetful, impulsive with... more »»

Preschool play area - organized, fun

March 1, 2011 Imagine an organized and fun room your little guys can learn the “zones” they play in and learn to love playing the “pick-up” game. more »»

Is your child kindergarten ready?

March 1, 2011 Who feels more nervous? You, as a mom or dad walking hand-in-hand with a skipping and excited 5-year-old into the doors of the elementary school, or the 5-year-old feeling very small compared to the... more »»

Preventing brain injury

March 1, 2011 “Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head. more »»

Help your preschooler deal with stress

March 1, 2011 Preschoolers need loving reassurance and support. They have little control over their lives and are too young to use adult problem-solving skills to work through situations. more »»

Will lunch programs stop kids from eating veggies?

March 1, 2011 School lunches will be changing, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s complete overhaul of federally subsidized school lunch programs. more »»



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