Parent Help Hotline, Easter treats, Babies 'Round the World


by SHANIQUA MANNING / NorthWest Cable News

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 7 at 1:06 PM

Parent Help Hotline

Parents, we all need a little help from time to time. Sometimes it's not easy to find someone to listen or to give you good advice. Parents in Washington state are reaching for the phone. Parent Trust is a toll free helpline used by parents, grandparents, teachers and doctors. You can call 800-932-HOPE to ask about anything from your baby's teething to more serious issues involving your tweens and teens. For example, how to get kids to do their homework? How to get them to follow through on their chores. The advice is free and so is the phone call.  

Easter Treats 

Easter is almost here. We found some fun crafts and food ideas, courtesy of

Here's a twist for decorating eggs:

Think of your egg as a little gingerbread cookie. Instead of just dying it, spruce it up with sprinkles, icing, and candy!

Another tip for your eggs-- get brown eggs for dying instead of white. They give you a richer color.

And this is a cute idea. Make cupcakes in oven-safe teacups. They make a great centerpiece too!


Parents are cooing over a new movie coming out soon called "Babies." It's a documentary style film that tracks the first year of four babies from Namibia, Japan, Mongolia and San Francisco. It's being described as totally cute but also eye opening. It will give you a look at ways of life around the world. "Babies" opens on Mother's Day. We have a few clips of the film in this week's segment so click play if you want to check it out.

You can watch Northwest Families Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m. on Northwest Cable News.

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