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Sports specialization: Is it good for our kids?

Sports specialization: Is it good for our kids?

February 21, 2017 | Posted in: Elementary, High School, Middle Years

It was a pretty big deal. My 8-year-old daughter was dropped off that morning at her very first soccer camp. She’s been playing in a youth recreation league for a few years. It’s the kind of league where the coaches don’t keep score, but where you sometimes hear parents whispering summations to each other on […]

Preparedness is key to student safety

April 17, 2016 | Posted in: Elementary, High School, Middle Years

Recently I attended a lockdown drill at an elementary school that houses kindergarten and first grade students. While the principal was explaining what a lockdown is to students and the significance of these types of drills, it struck me that our youngest students live in a world that is very different than it was even […]

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 […]

Firefighters are community helpers

September 18, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

They came through our living room like astronauts from a dark planet: not saying a word, dressed in olive green Kevlar, wearing gas masks and carrying pick axes. They were there to help of course, but I didn’t care. It was a terrifying sight for eight-year-old me. The images of those first responders, firefighters searching […]

‘Look out, my teen got his license’ is no joke

June 24, 2015 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

We worry about our children as babies, observing every move and checking repeatedly as they sleep in the crib. We worry about our children when they’re toddlers, watching as they explore a new world with waddling, uncertain steps. We worry when they move to grade school, middle school, high school. Then, in an instant, they […]

Cybersecurity: An ounce of prevention…

April 1, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My son loves to play Minecraft. He occasionally Facetimes (video calls over Wi-Fi) or texts friends with his iPod. With two older sisters and parents who are active on social media, he’s seen Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Vine. He’s comfortable Googling information for school, and he discovered Weird Al Yankovic videos on YouTube. […]

Vaccine is best way to protect against highly contagious measles

February 23, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

An increasing number of measles cases reported in the United States has health officials urging parents to vaccinate their children and be aware of the disease’s symptoms. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public health alert in late January after a spike in U.S. cases. The CDC attributed the increase to […]

‘Stayin Alive’ with CPR in schools

November 12, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

If someone next to you were to suddenly fall to the ground and stop breathing, would you know what to do? Would your children or your neighbor’s children know what to do? Most Americans would answer no. Less than a third of Americans say they know how to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – a simple […]

Simple math: Texting + Driving = Bad News

June 10, 2014 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

The statistics are frightening: 77 percent of young adults are very or somewhat confident they can safely text while driving 55 percent of young adult drivers say it is easy to text while driving. 13 percent of drivers age 18-20 involved in a crash admitted to texting or talking on the phone just prior to […]

Measles breaking out again as potential danger

May 23, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Ask any physician in the year 2000, and they would have told you that measles had been all but eliminated in the United States. But today, health officials claim that the U.S. faces the worst year for measles in more than a decade, arguing that people who refuse to vaccinate their children are to blame […]