Parenting Magazine and National PTA Partner

Bonnier Corp.'s Parenting Group, publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines, and National PTA, the country's largest child advocacy organization, have announced a strategic alliance that will connect the two organizations in the common goal of giving parents the resources they need to help children get the most out of their educations.

Parenting, which launched Parenting School Years earlier this year to help moms deal with the complex issues families face once their children start school, will work with PTA to create co-branded content in the magazine, on and on that will give parents easy ways to work towards improving our nation's schools and their children's educational experiences.

Parenting will also serve as the national media sponsor of PTA's Reflections Program, the largest student arts competition in the country, and will feature the program in Parenting School Years and online at throughout the year. 

Driven by the ever-increasing role parents play in influencing positive change in education, Parenting magazine recently introduced its own advocacy initiative, Mom CongressTM on Education and Learning, a prosocial platform to celebrate and connect moms fighting for better schools. PTA programs and news will be featured regularly on, in bi-weekly Mom Congress e-newsletters, and through outreach to Mom Congress' 10,000+ members.

For every PTA member who subscribes to Parenting School Years, The Parenting Group will also donate $1 to National PTA to help support its advocacy efforts, and PTA will offer Parenting readers an exclusive membership discount as part of the partnership.

"Parenting is proud to support National PTA in its mission to get more parents involved in the education process," said Greg Schumann, Vice President and Group Publisher of The Parenting Group.  "PTA's goals align perfectly with the objectives of Parenting School Years and our Mom Congress initiative — to empower moms with the information and resources they need to make a difference.  We're honored to have the opportunity to join forces and connect our advertisers with such an esteemed organization to tackle an issue of critical importance in our readers' lives."

"National PTA prides itself on being a relevant resource for today's parents so that all children reach their full potential. That's why we're proud to be part of such a substantive relationship with Parenting, a relevant resource for parents in its own right," said Garrett, CEO of National PTA. "We're also excited to have Parenting as the media sponsor of PTA's Reflections Program. For 40 years PTA has provided a venue for kids to express themselves through art. This is especially important as education budgets tighten and arts programs are disappearing. Together, we'll increase awareness of the program, call attention to the importance of the arts and most importantly get more kids to express themselves through art."

About The Parenting Group

The Parenting Group, home of the Parenting and Babytalk brands, reaches moms over 15 million times every month through magazines, digital media, custom content, and events.  TPG's monthly publications include: Parenting School Years, for moms with children in kindergarten through elementary school; Parenting Early Years, for moms of infants, toddlers and preschoolers; and Babytalk, for new moms and moms-to-be.  TPG's other media properties include: the Babytalk Pregnancy Planner; the web site; MomConnection®, a nationally-representative online research network; and a custom content unit.  The Parenting Group is part of Bonnier Corporation.




Published Thursday, October 15, 2009 in

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