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Stability in all areas of your life is important. Navigate through all of life’s stages with trusted advice about parenting, finances, relationships and caregiving from WVU Extension Service experts.
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Ages & Stages

Tips for tracking your child’s development.

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Tips to help boost your children’s attitude, confidence and school performance.

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Childcare Safety Tips

10 tips to keep your family safe during critical times.

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Children & Media Use

Children’s brains develop quickly. During this time children learn about the world around them.

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Living with your Teenager

Strategies to make life with a teenager less painful and help parents (and teens) keep their sanity during this challenging time.


Making Co-Parenting Work

Tips and strategies for making co-parenting work.

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Meal Time

When family members eat together, they do more than build strong bones. They also build strong bonds.

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Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt

Across West Virginia, families are encouraged to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy the outdoors (while practicing social distancing, of course).

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Outdoor Education

While the weather is warm, it’s a great time to take advantage of the wild and wonderful outdoor education opportunities West Virginia has to offer.

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Parenting Without a Partner

I don’t have a partner. How can I do this by myself?

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tips to form a partnership with your child’s teachers.

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Tips for Educating Children at Home

During extended school closures due to health- or weather-related emergencies, families across West Virginia might need to begin educating their children at home.

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Tips for Parents Attending School Meetings

Identifying the best way to help your child in school.