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Instill the love of reading

May 2, 2016 How do you get someone to love reading? Do you dream that one day you’ll need to say to your child, “Please, stop reading for a minute!” in order to get them to eat and sleep? Are you a new parent o... more »»

Advice about bullying

May 2, 2016 In today’s world, bullying can take on many different forms, from verbal, physical or social, to cyber bullying. In some cases, the bullying may be made up of more than one of these components, too. more »»

Birds, bees and butterflies too!

May 2, 2016 Overusage of pesticides has contributed to the decline in the bird, bee and butterfly population globally. more »»

Reflection, humor needed at 50

May 2, 2016 Somebody wants me dead. I know that sounds harsh, but we are talking about me. I have a tendency to overstate things in my monthly column just a bit. more »»

Dual-purpose pudding: Treat your kids to a different kind of finger paint

May 2, 2016 How many parents out there have recently told someone, “take that crayon out of your mouth,” or “don’t play with your food?” Guess what? If you make this recipe for pudding finger paint from scratch... more »»

Sometimes losing isn’t a bad thing

May 2, 2016 You are the best kid … at something. You can run the fastest. You can jump the highest. You’re the best skipper, the best hopper or the best dancer. more »»

Kids play ball for fun

May 2, 2016 As spring finally arrives, so does one of my favorite things, Little League baseball. more »»

Calendar of Events

May 2, 2016 MAY May 2 to 8 “Dr. Doolittle Jr.” at Cresson Lake Playhouse, Introduce your kids to the beloved tale of Dr. Doolittle, the wacky doctor who talks to animals. more »»

Mom delays cancer care to protect baby she says saved her

May 2, 2016 TONAWANDA, N.Y. — For Kim Vaillancourt, pregnant while staving off aggressive brain cancer, it comes down to this: “The baby saved me. Now it’s my turn to save him. more »»

Texty pearls of wisdom: Mom crafts fun, to-the-point book for grads

May 2, 2016 NEW YORK — Becky Blades wrote her oldest daughter a letter after she left home for college offering all the advice and words of wisdom she wished she had dispensed beforehand. more »»

CDC says teens with sleep issues more often take dangerous risks

May 2, 2016 NEW YORK — High school students who get too little sleep— or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers. more »»

The art of the deal: Can game theory help parents?

April 29, 2016 NEW YORK -- Game theory, a branch of mathematics dealing with strategic thinking, has been applied to scenarios of war, business and biolog. more »»

Dog's microchip helps police return wandering toddler home

April 21, 2016 WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A family dog and a fast-thinking officer are credited with helping to get a Missouri toddler who wandered away from home back to safety. more »»

How will your teen get to prom?

April 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Prom is as much about the journey as it is the dance, so how will all those teens heading into the annual rite of spring handle their wheels? Limos and charter party buses may still be... more »»

White House to tackle chronic absenteeism in schools

February 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The White House is hoping that caring mentors will help stop students from skipping school. more »»

More grandparents taking on parental role

February 22, 2016 CHICAGO — When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. The alternative for the newborn, she was told, was to put him up for adoptio. more »»

Study examines infants born by C-section

February 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s... more »»

Right at home: New nursery trends decor add style

February 15, 2016 Baby, it’s a brand new year. And when it comes to creating the perfect sleep space for little ones, there are more fun options than ever. Styles range from haute to homespun, vintage to vanguard. more »»

Teamwork works: Area coach pens book aimed at kids of all ages

February 1, 2016 It’s rare that a book that appeals to both little children and older teens. more »»



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