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What do students think about school lunch?

What do students think about school lunch?

October 19, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

More than 30 million students eat a school lunch every day, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Here’s the burning question that Parent Today has for students: Why? To celebrate National School Lunch Week’s theme of “School Lunch Snapshot,” we asked students from a handful of Capital Region schools to tell us why they’re opting […]

Parents’ role important throughout the school years

October 19, 2015 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Children’s need for parental involvement in their lives doesn’t diminish with age. Yet, as children get older and shoulder more responsibility on their own – or their work gets harder for us to figure out – we may tend to back off from our role as coach and instead become a rather silent cheerleader. As […]

Empty nest is full of opportunity

October 19, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My nest is empty and, for the first time in oh, about 30 years, my house is pretty darn clean. In the weeks that followed the August departure of my youngest son to a college several hours away, I indulged myself in the good life: impromptu getaways with my husband, late dinners in nearby restaurants, […]

Be safe on Halloween

Be safe on Halloween

October 19, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Halloween is just around the corner, and many young and not-so-young children enjoy a night prowling their neighborhood collecting candy and other treats. Parent Today wants everyone to enjoy a fun and safe trick or treat night, so we created a downloadable list of helpful tips for youngsters along with some precautions for parents. Ghosts […]