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Have yourself a merry, and meaningful, little Christmas

Have yourself a merry, and meaningful, little Christmas

December 19, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Everybody looks forward to the holidays, don’t they? All those people with happy faces in TV commercials set the tone, racing through the stores weighed down with giant shopping bags loaded with gifts – sale after sale after sale. The frantic pace starts before the Thanksgiving turkey has even cooled. Stress levels rise. There are, […]

Is Jack Frost nipping at your nose?

December 19, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Just about everyone who lives in New York State can relate to the experience of coming inside out of winter weather with an ice-cold face, hands or feet. As you start to warm up, your ears, nose, fingertips and toes begin to tingle and perhaps burn a little. Most of us simply settle in with […]

Timely tips for traveling with tikes

December 19, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Over the river and through the woods can mean a six-hour car drive to Grandmother’s house to spend time together during the holiday season. Electronic devices are helpful on a long car ride, but you can also bond as a family and create lasting memories with activities that break up the monotony of staring at […]

Da da da da da, squeak, squeak, squeak squeak

December 19, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The squeaking sounds rang through the house, and we silently cringed. The girls did their homework behind closed bedroom doors, an attempt to buffer the sound of their brother’s clarinet “playing.” Even the dogs seemed to be scarce for the 30 minutes of daily practice. It was week 1 on this new instrument for our […]

12 Gifts for Christmas

December 17, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

You don’t need the excuse of a holiday. Here is a list of 12 gifts you can give to your children. None of them comes from a store. 12. Time and attention. Think carefully about who or what is getting yours, and who should be. 11. Sense of Humor. Laugh with your children every day. […]