Family and Parenting News - Page 5

Page 5 of Family and Parenting News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Bear Buddies Offer Comfort to Grieving Buncombe County Children, Teens

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If helping a grieving child makes one’s heart sing, then tune into this opportunity to help children and teens. Join the Heart Songs program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life as its Asheville Checkpoint kicks off its first Bear Buddy drive to benefit Buncombe families June 1-30.

The National Inclusion Project celebrates 10 years at upcoming Champions Gala

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Inclusion Project and Co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary Champions Gala celebrating the Power of Inclusion on October 12. The Gala honors organizations and individuals for their outstanding commitment to inclusion in their families, communities and society.

National Inclusion Project Receives 2013 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Inclusion Project, co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken, is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2013 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-marketing support to the National Inclusion Project over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

UK Spouse Visa Process: UK Border Agency (UKBA) Changes Affecting Settlement Applications

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MarriageVisaHelp, a global visa consultancy specializing in family immigration, today announced that two important changes have recently been made by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) which will affect those applying for a UK spouse visa, UK fiancee visa, UK unmarried (de facto) partner visa and other family visas under the settlement category.

Center for Student Opportunity Announces I’m First Scholarship for First-Generation College Students

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Center for Student Opportunity (CSO), a national nonprofit, is now accepting applications for the ‘I’m First’ Scholarship, a $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship for matriculating first-generation college students.

Ruth Roberts – Children’s Music Songwriter for All Seasons

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whatever holiday pops up on your calendar, two things are always true: kids are happy about it and the late Ruth Roberts wrote kids’ music to help you celebrate it. ‘Children’s music was the special province of Ruth Roberts,’ says Susan Nicoletti, Director of Operations for Goldenrod Music.

May 4 Run for the Children Stays the Course for Runners and Child Advocates

FAIRFAX, Va., March 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the third annual Run for the Children, hosted by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Made possible through a generous partnership grant from the Verizon Foundation and other local corporations, the run takes place on May 4 in historic Fairfax City.

SafeToSleep Announces Their Innovative Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor is Now Available for Purchase to Consumers and Retailers

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeToSleep(TM), the maker of the breakthrough Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor capable of monitoring the breathing of a sleeping baby, announced today that consumers can now order the product at the company’s website www.safetosleep.com. The long-awaited SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to monitor baby breathing with hospital accuracy and stream the information to a smartphone.

2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship Now Accepting Applicants

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine, CA.

DesignWise Medical and Cnicus LLC Awarded $25,000 Grant to Develop Pediatric Feeding Tube Locating Device

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pediatric non-profit, DesignWise Medical, Inc., in conjunction with Cnicus LLC (Chicago, Ill.) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium to continue the development of a medical device used to confirm the correct placement of feeding tubes in infants and children.

For Parents and Families: Winter is the Time to Plan for Summer Camp

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It may be hard to believe, but the time to think about summer camp is now – especially for parents of children with special needs. Camps open registration in the winter, and space and financial assistance is limited. By March, many camps are already full. Parents can meet experts from over 70 summer programs serving children and teens with special needs at the FREE 28th Annual RCSN Special Camp Fair.

Healthy Hannah’s Picture Book Joins in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book, ‘Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables: A Promise to Yourself’ (ISBN: 978-0-9852773-0-7) published by KidsProsper Publishing, pairs father-daughter authors in the fight against childhood obesity.

Derrick Jones, a Former MMA Fighter, is Helping Kids Avoid Gang Violence Through a Junior MMA Tournament

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Derrick Jones, a former MMA fighter, is helping kids avoid gang violence through a Junior MMA tournament. The tournament will be held on December 9, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Focus Self Defense, 9000 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90231.

‘Isn’t It Possible?’ is December’s Catchphrase for Support of My Stuff Bags Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writer Arnold Rudnick and publisher Paraphrase, LLC, have donated 100 copies of new children’s book ‘Little Green’ (ISBN: 9780981587974) to the My Stuff Bags Foundation and have pledged all net profits from book sales for the month of December 2012.

Local Charity, Surfers Healing, a Foundation for Autism, Needs Local Support to Receive $1 Million from Chase

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Surfers Healing, a non-profit working to enrich the lives of children with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing, is competing for grants ranging from $125,000 to $1 Million through the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase. Residents can help ensure their favorite charity’s success by simply voting for Surfers Healing through the American Giving Awards program on Facebook.

Four Seasons Named A Top North Carolina Hospice Provider

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons, Compassion for Life (fourseasonscfl.org) has received recognition as a top hospice care provider in the state for its significant percentage of patients served for almost a decade.

U.K. Government Recent Changes to Immigration Policy Affecting Family Applications

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marriagevisahelp.com, a global immigration consultancy specialising exclusively in family immigration, today announced that recent changes to U.K. immigration rules affect fiancee, partner and marriage visa applications made under the settlement category after 9th July 2012.

Vermont Startup Seeks over $1 Billion in Unclaimed Life Contracts

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Policy Inspector Inc., a new nationwide provider of comprehensive life insurance policy searches, is pleased to announce the launch of the company’s website, content developed by their in-house marketing group. The site embodies Policy Inspector’s forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of the over $1 Billion dollars of unclaimed life insurance policies.

SafeToSleep Announces Launch of Innovative Sleep and Breathing Monitor at ABC Kids Expo

DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeToSleep(TM) (SafeToSleep.com) announced the launch of its innovative new baby product, the Sleep and Breathing Monitor, a breakthrough in infant sleep safety that monitors each breath of a sleeping baby with hospital accuracy and streams the breath wave to a smartphone as it occurs. The Sleep and Breathing Monitor will alarm upon detection of slow, fast, and no breath events.

Local Parenting Expert Releases First Book: ‘Your Family Compass’ Provides Step by Step Advice for Families

STILLWATER, Minn., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stillwater-based parenting consultant Jenny Hanlon is releasing her first book, ‘Your Family Compass: A Parenting Guide for the Journey’ (ISBN: 978-1-59298-489-3), a terrific resource for people raising children from birth through the early teens. Parenting is hard work and it is easy for families to get off track.

Statement of Marie Pierre Mezidor concerning the death of her husband, Pierre Sonny Mezidor

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Mrs. Mezidor’s attorney, Edward R. Blumberg, Esq., Marie Pierre Mezidor, on behalf of herself, her son, her daughter and the entire Mezidor family, thanks the people of Miami-Dade County for their thoughts and prayers. It has been a difficult 19 days waiting for the authorities to find the body of her beloved husband, Pierre Sonny Mezidor.

The Children’s Internet Campaigns with Indiegogo to Raise $200,000 to Keep Kids Safe Online

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the growing number of concerns regarding children’s safety on the internet, The Children’s Internet created the KidWideWeb, a software platform that keeps kids safe online. This internet security platform will protect children from adult-oriented online content, prevent children from meeting sexual predators online, keep kids from landing on sites not appropriate for their age, and prohibit them from engaging in inappropriate and/or malicious communications.

New Educational Animated Program Airs on Alternative Kids Media

MIRAMAR, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The television viewing habits of children and adults alike are changing on an almost daily basis. Viewing options abound and parents and teachers are taking notice. Customizing a child’s viewing habits is becoming easier and easier and Silva Animation Studio, Inc., the producer of Color with Leo(R), is reaching new audiences through these technologies.

New Book, ‘Uncommon Beauty,’ Offers Roadmap for Coping with Healthcare Crises

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., Aug. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the summer of 2004 Margaret Meder and her family headed to the hospital excited for the cesarean birth of her second child. They, and their medical team, were shocked when Evan arrived with severe deformities that were later diagnosed as Apert Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

Second Book in ‘Sir Licksalot’ Series Gets the Gold in 2012!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just released children’s chapter book, “Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools” (ISBN: 9781462680924), makes a summer debut and wins the Gold! According to Author D.L. Carroll, “This is the second book in the Sir Licksalot series. ‘Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools,’ submitted to Family Review Center for a review, resulted in inclusion to their awards program. I was pleasantly surprised and honored to receive their prestigious 2012 Gold Award.”

Young Marines youth organization announces the Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Division Awards program with DEA

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Young Marines youth organization and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Demand Reduction Program have announced the Young Marines Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Division Awards program. The awards program highlights the exceptional efforts the youth membership of the Young Marines are doing throughout the nation to educate other youths to live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle in their communities through drug demand reduction efforts.

Sacramento Area Attorney Earns Bar Certification

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., July 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization has just certified local attorney Myrlys Stockdale as a legal specialist in family law. Ms. Stockdale, 47, is the managing attorney of the marriage and family law firm Stockdale Law Firm, Inc., located in El Dorado Hills and serving clients for the past nearly 10 years.

Half of All Parents View Sports Schedules and Updates from Mobile Devices According to TeamSnap

BOULDER, Colo., July 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamSnap, a mobile and web service used by almost a million and a half players, parents and coaches to manage sports teams and leagues, announced that mobile device users now generate over 50 percent of the company’s daily visits.

New Novel Gives Inside Scoop of Living Life in the Closet

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Any Ol’ Jack’ (ISBN: 0-6155-0521-X), a recently released book by Jack Dexter, promises to inspire people who are confused about their sexuality. Dexter describes this engaging read as a ‘self-help book that will break people out of the closet.’

Dig in Dirt to Find Unique Mother’s Day Gift for Mom – Ideal Way to Get the Kids Involved

DEARING, Ga., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What could be more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with your kids in the dirt? With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, May 13, now is a great time to create a beautiful blooming gift for mom, suggests Gardener’s Confidence Collection. With a little quick and easy research, dad and the kids can plant a decorative container of repeat blooming plants to provide a unique gift and long-lasting flowers for her enjoyment.

Bookstand Publishing Makes its Mark on the Bestseller List

MORGAN HILL, Calif., April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Traditional publishing companies reject 98 percent of new authors, but authors like Moshe Kai Cavalin are quickly discovering that self-publishing can be done effectively with today’s Print-on-Demand (POD) technology. In March of 2012, Moshe Kai Cavalin’s ‘We Can Do’ (ISBN-13: 978-1618630452; paperback), published using POD technology by Bookstand Publishing, made Amazon’s Top 100 list, showing how successful an author with a dream can be.

Life on the Playground: It’s Not All Bullying – Season Two of ‘Recess Stories’ a Comedy for Kids Begins April 27!

ELLSWORTH, Maine, April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beeswax Productions is excited to announce the Second Season of ‘Recess Stories,’ its ground breaking online comedy series for kids about life on the playground. It’s ‘Peanuts’ meets ‘The Little Rascals’ with a dash of ‘Seinfeld.’ Real kids. Real stories. Really funny.

Jackie Fame Joins Forces with The Weinstein Company to Promote the Movie ‘Bully’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie ‘Bully.’ After much debate over the rating, the PG-13 version of the anti-bullying documentary will open in 115 theaters.

New Criminal Tracker App Identifies Criminals and Sex Offenders in Real Time

DETROIT, Mich., April 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Publications, Inc. announced this week the launch of an application – Criminal Tracker – designed for the new Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It quickly tracks criminals and sex offenders within a requested 40-mile radius.

NCH Helps Individuals and Families Plan for Important Healthcare Decisions

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) in Arlington Heights is holding a free seminar to provide individuals with guidance and resources for expressing their healthcare wishes before an unexpected medical circumstance occurs. Join the Reverend Gwynne Wright of NCH’s Spiritual Care Services from 10 – 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16, in the hospital auditorium at 800 W. Central Road in Arlington Heights, as she leads ‘Making Healthcare Decisions Work for You and Your Family.’

San Diego North County Attorney Expands Informational Web Site

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Stanley D. Prowse has announced the addition to his full feature web site of numerous new articles, continuing his efforts to demystify the law and the legal process for those with little or no knowledge of either. The new articles, like those previously posted, are written in plain English instead of legalese, and avoid arcane terminology.

Social Network for Kids, Jackie Fame Launches FAME 2.0

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jackie Fame (www.JFame.com), which bills itself as the ‘kid/teen social network,’ a Facebook alternative for kids and teens, announced today the launch of its most anticipated FAME 2.0 social network. Jackie Fame is an investment capital funded, Charlotte and Los Angeles based company.

San Bernardino County Youth Take a Roadtrip to Discover Their Career Interests

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Continuing its support of young people facing obstacles to employment, the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County partnered with the Roadtrip Nation Experience to provide an intensive curriculum to the Year-round Workforce Investment Act youth program.

As President Obama Proclaims January National Mentoring Month, Dallas-Area Women Have the Opportunity to Serve as Role Models through Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas’s New Mentoring Program

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 28, 2011, President Obama issued a proclamation designating January 2012 as National Mentoring Month. He stated: ‘Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our Nation’s youth for a bright future.’ Themed ‘Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child,’ January 2012 marks the eleventh annual National Mentoring Month.

Lehigh Valley Couple Receives Early Christmas Present: Free IVF Treatment

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Joel and Mary Roberts of Slatington, PA would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute’s Giving Back initiative, intended to help some of the estimated 1 million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren’t able to afford it.