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Preparing for the first day of school is about more than buying supplies

August 23, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The first day of school is less than two weeks away, and we are not ready. We have not yet bought our pencils, notebooks, erasers, markers and box of tissues. We haven’t even thought about the first day of school outfit (which seems to be less of an issue for my fourth grade son than […]

Beware the down side of social media

August 23, 2013 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Social media can be important for networking both personally and professionally. It’s a great tool for keeping up with old friends, connecting with people in your field and communicating long distance. But even with strong privacy settings, you can’t be sure who can find out information about you. When not used wisely, social media can […]

Making fitness fun is just a click away

August 23, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When my daughters first acquired their cell phones several years ago, their thumbs got so much “exercise,” I envisioned them winning thumb-wrestling contests. Thankfully, their activity levels even then surpassed the physical demands of texting. But as technology has evolved – and their interest in fitness has increased – they have found ways to use […]

Embrace learning in the final weeks of summer

August 23, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

If your child is heading to school for the first time – or moving to a new school to start kindergarten – you may have some anxiety about whether they can “keep up” academically, socially and emotionally with the other kids. Use these final weeks of summer to reinforce, and even enhance, the skills they […]