Family and Parenting News - Page 7

Page 7 of Family and Parenting News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Fertility Patients Can Now Use One Screening for Multiple Types of Genetic Diseases Before Pregnancy

DAVIS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc., working in conjunction with Gene Security Network leads the field in bringing a new test to patients that combines the detection of single-gene genetic disorders with a 24 chromosome screening.

Register Today for Family Walk 2010! Event Helps Support the Recruitment of Adoptive Families for Children in Foster Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its annual Family Walk on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Supporters from across the United States are invited to register today for the 2.5 mile Family Walk event.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Launches Blog ‘Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has just unveiled its blog, ‘Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose.’ The blog will serve as an interactive and engaging online community that connects stakeholders to stories, images and videos that spotlight the programs, campaigns, events, families, and supporters of Starlight Children’s Foundation, as it works hard to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

New DVD Warns Parents of Criminal and Legal Consequences of Bullying

WAREHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Omni Publishing Co. today announced the May 15 release of a DVD aimed at helping parents understand the criminal and legal consequences of bullying. The DVD, ‘Bullying, Hazing and Parents – A Guide for Parents of Middle and High School Students,’ warns parents that they must be aware of and accountable for their children’s behavior.

New York State Lobby for Life Day 2010

ALBANY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New York State Right to Life Committee held its annual Lobby for Life Day yesterday, April 27th, in the well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. About 200 people attended the event, which focused on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a bill currently pending in the state legislature that provides that those who kill or injure an unborn child during a crime of violence against a pregnant woman may be held criminally responsible.

Sher Institute Donating Free IVF Treatments at Upcoming Seminars – Mother’s Day Donations Part of ‘Giving Back’ Program

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 11 and 12, in celebration of Mother’s Day on May 9, 2010. The donated treatment cycles are part of the Sher Institute ‘Giving Back’ Program.

Sher Institute Donating Free IVF Cycles at Upcoming Seminars

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming seminars in New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania. The initiative reflects Sher Institute’s desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can’t afford it during these tough economic times. Sher Institute plans to roll out the free cycle program to all of the SIRM centers around the country.

Starlight’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honored Colgate’s Noel R. Wallace, CPK’s Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Starlight Children’s Foundation’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 19, 2010 at The Century Plaza Hyatt Regency Hotel, Starlight presented Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen, with its 2010 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ and Noel R. Wallace, President, North America and Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company, with its ‘Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award.’

Parenting and Human Development Expert Launches Web Site for Expectant Parents

GRANVILLE, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to a growing demand for high-end, comfortable nursing products; fashionable, organic and healthy baby products; and helpful parenting tips and resources, this week, Buddy Boutique announced the launch of its new Web site: BuddyBoutique.com.

A South Florida School Develops New Method of Teaching That Helps Students Learn Faster and Easier

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost anyone can learn practically anything faster and easier using the Sdoia-Satz Method, a new system of teaching and learning, says Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, Executive Director of Sdoia-Satz Institute in Miami. Phyllis Sdoia-Satz and Barry Satz have written a book called ‘Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn’t Have To!’ (ISBN: 978-1607090076, hardcover; Rowman and Littlefield, 2009) which defines and explains the Sdoia-Satz Method.

‘The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential’ Receives The Gold Mom’s Choice Award

MESA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman have received the Gold Mom’s Choice Award for their book ‘The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential’ (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9). The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Latest Issue of Divorce Magazine Looks at the Secret to a Successful Divorce

TORONTO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Winter/Spring 2010 edition of Divorce Magazine features an article by a family court judge on the secret to a successful divorce. It is invaluable information that will help individuals prepare for, and proceed through, their divorce with less expense, stress and trauma for themselves and their children.

Public School Education: Helping Provide Long Island Students with a Brighter Future

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is no secret that our country is in the worst economic crisis in recent history. There are many challenges being faced within our local communities. Families are surviving on tighter budgets, companies are streamlining and downsizing and governments are looking at how to balance their budgets and decrease spending. According to the Long Island Presidents’ Council, in a few months, school districts will be planning their own budgets and looking for community support.

Three Little Pigs Tackle Ben Bernanke – New Children’s Picture Book Explains US Federal Reserve and Economic Downturns

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smoked Goldeye Press today announced the release of a children’s picture book that aims to explain how new money from the Federal Reserve inadvertently causes cycles of economic downturns in the United States economy – something embattled Fed chairman Ben Bernanke would rather people not know about, says the author. In 32 color illustrated pages ‘The Scary Story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Box of Free Money’ (ISBN: 9780615337432) attempts to simplify the complexity of central bank monetary policy.

Life-Prints Child ID Software – Protect a Child This Holiday Season

WESTERLY, R.I. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every second counts in an emergency. Life-Prints child ID software prepares parents for child emergencies, by digitizing medical records, photos, contact information and more. Life-Prints is now available at Toys’R’Us. A special promotion will run from Dec 6 – 12th and Dec 20 – 26th, where all customers purchasing a netbook at Toys’R’Us will be eligible for a 20 percent discount off the regular price of Life-Prints.

Give a Child the Gift of a Family this Holiday Season

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season Children Awaiting Parents is offering several alternative gift ideas. Instead of sending the traditional fruitcake to clients and friends this year, consider a gift that will help Lift the Wait for children that wait in foster care for a family to adopt them.

Fire Captain Makes Dramatic Discovery about Children’s Inability to Escape Home Fires

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Annually, the United States Fire Administration reports that 3,000 to 5,000 people die in fires. This figure includes 800 children, nine and younger, and 1,200 seniors. One fire captain, owner of Hand2Live, has set out to alter those statistics. Career firefighter, Captain Greg Lawler, knows that many children and the elderly often experience difficulty opening windows.

World’s First ‘Viagra Baby’ Turns 10

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine announced that the first baby conceived through IVF using Sildenafil (Viagra) on a woman to aid in embryo implantation will turn 10 next month. A technique developed and pioneered by Geoffrey Sher, MD, Sildenafil suppositories are administered during In Vitro Fertilization, prior to transferring embryos to the mother’s uterus.

New Dionne Warwick Song ‘Starlight’ Released Today with 100-percent of its Proceeds Benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Starlight Children’s Foundation and New Gold Music Ltd. are excited to release the song ‘Starlight,’ sung by the legendary Dionne Warwick, and written by Dean Pitchford, prolific writer of Fame and creator of Footloose, and William Goldstein, whose versatile career includes the original music for NBC’s Fame TV series. Ms. Warwick, Pitchford and Goldstein are donating 100 percent of their royalties to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Nonprofit Special Equestrians adjusts to Challenging Economic Climate

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians had been grappling with the effects of the economic downturn when they received a stroke of good luck; a local band offered to assist them by playing for no charge at a low-cost Beef and Beer Dinner. It was just what the agency needed to draw in a large audience and help to raise over $11,000.

‘Dear Graduate’ Book Author Urges Parental Vigilance in Advance of New Federal Credit Card Rules

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The federal government is clamping down on the Wild West of credit card issuing to young adults when tough new regulations go into effect in February 2010, and Brett Handler couldn’t be happier. Handler, author of ‘Dear Graduate’ (ISBN-13: 978-0-615-29936-5, Dreamstar Publishing), the innovative new book and CD for young adults about financial responsibility, has been railing against credit card companies’ injudicious card issuing practices for years.

Fun in the Sun at Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians has been expanding its range of services this past year, first developing a program for children diagnosed with autism, then by enrolling students in off-site horse back riding shows, and now with a new Summer Camp. ‘The campers had a terrific time. They rode everyday, and had special programs presented by therapy dog owners, and an aviary sanctuary, and they made tie-died shirts and clay pots. It was very different from their weekly riding lessons,’ says Executive Director Tammy Westney.

Register Today for Family Walk 2009! Help Support Children Awaiting Parents

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its annual Family Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The Walk is held at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester and is handicap accessible. Individual walkers in both youth and adult categories are eligible to win great prizes, including iPods.

A New Kind of Village – An Intern’s Project for Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I wanted to make a difference to improve the rider’s experience during my time at Special Equestrians,’ states intern Louis Taylor. As part of a unique collaboration between Foundations Community Partnership and Special Equestrians, Louis worked for ten weeks as a student intern for the Summer Youth Corp Program, sponsored through Foundations Community Partnership. During that time he divided his time between intensive classes, and Special Equestrians Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs.

Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu, the organization’s national spokesperson, has started a fundraising campaign to encourage his fans to get involved with Starlight and support its mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation. He plans to rally his fans to raise enough money to provide Starlight programs to five families for one year, and to place a Fun Center™ and a PC Pal™ at a hospital on Starlight’s waiting list.

SurfBalance Mobile Safe Browser for Kids Now Available on Apple iTunes App Store

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SurfBalance, a new app for the Apple iPhone™ and iPod Touch® devices, is available now at the Apple iTunes® store. Full-featured tool guides, limits and verifies kids’ Web use on iPhone and iPod Touch. SurfBalance combines a fun, full-screen mobile Web browser with unique features.

Occupational Therapists Take Animal Therapies Beyond Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dedication to their young clients has led Deb Saffren and Kim Hartranft, two Occupational Therapists at Special Equestrians, to broaden the scope of their work in animal assisted therapies. Every Monday Deb and Kim come to work at Special Equestrians providing Hippotherapy, which is Occupational Therapy on the back of the horse. ‘During this interaction, I know that the child does not feel like they are participating in yet another therapy session. Instead, they are riding a horse,’ says Deb Saffern.

As Unemployment Continues to Climb, Many Parents Are Concerned About the Cost of Preschool Tuition

MESA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the unemployment rate climbs to over 9 percent (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation: May 2009), many financially strained families may feel pressure to send their young children to preschool. Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman help those parents who choose not to send their young children to school in their new book, ‘The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential’ (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9).

Special Equestrians Students Shine at Two Shows in One Week

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The blustery weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Special Equestrians riders at the Annual Spring Festival. Thirty-three students preformed for their own families, members of the community, staff, volunteers, and board members of Special Equestrians.

Walk to Help Foster Children – Family Walk New York, hosted by Nonprofit Children Awaiting Parents

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That’s why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its popular Family Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Written by Parents, Drawn by the Kids, VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: The VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition

BOSTON, Mass., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first ‘VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition’ (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now available at Amazon.com. The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. (VNR – Video News Release)

Children Awaiting Parents’ Essay Contest

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — May is National Foster Care Month and Children Awaiting Parents invites you to share your stories about your experience with foster care. The contest is open to people of all ages interested in reflecting on either their experience being in foster care, being a foster parent, or their experience adopting or being adopted from foster care.

Volunteers Celebrate Earth Week at Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Volunteers from Capmark Finance Inc, and Centocor Ortho Biotech Services LLC, worked over the course of two days at Special Equestrians painting the therapy and observation rooms, and planting gardens and building therapeutic equipment in the Sensory Trail. The teams’ efforts were coordinated by Special Equestrians Program Director Anne Reynolds, ‘It was a pleasure to have these talented and skilled volunteers working to brighten our indoor environment.’

More Opportunities to Help Children – Including Kids in Foster Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That’s why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is offering new ways for caring individuals to help parentless children.

Photographer Chooses Special Equestrians as Her Special Project

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I had no idea the first time I photographed for Special Equestrians that I would be so touched by the kids and the staff there,’ stated Rosemary Taglialatela, who came in contact with the organization during the Bucks County 5K Run last year when she was photographing the runners for the series, Special Equestrians held a race as part of the series; she’s been coming back ever since.

Corbin Bleu Signs on as National Spokesperson for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu is the new national spokesperson for the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Massachusetts PI Releases Book to Guide Parents with Missing Children

BEVERLY, Mass., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Unfortunately, the term ‘AMBER Alert’ is becoming more commonplace. That’s why David Almeida, PI, has authored and released a new book called ‘Abducted Dreams’ (ISBN: 978-1-606-96-261-9), in an effort to provide an insider’s view on missing child cases. Reasons for child abduction are numerous. Some cases are quickly solved while others are much more complicated.

New DNA Test is Basis for Groundbreaking IVF Refund Plan, Easing Financial Burden for Patients

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institutes of Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced today the introduction of the world’s first CGH-Risk Sharing Plan that guarantees qualified IVF patients a baby or offers a full refund of the clinic’s medical fees. CGH is an acronym for Comparative Genomic Hybridization – a genetic process that analyzes the chromosomal integrity of the egg or embryo prior to it being transferred to a woman’s uterus in the course of In Vitro Fertilization.

New Group for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Special Equestrians is proud to announce the launch of a new program for children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. ‘We successfully completed a pilot of this program and were so pleased with the results that we are opening the group to our currently enrolled riders.’ Deb Saffern, one of the Occupational Therapists who works at Special Equestrians attributes the groups success to ‘the social interaction between the children, the one-on-one attention each child receives, along with the repetition of activities, and the variety of activities.’

Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honors Teri Hatcher and Nintendo of America and its President, Reggie Fils-Aime

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ at the organization’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starlight’s Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award will be bestowed upon Nintendo of America and its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime.