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Archive for April, 2012

Go away, but please don’t leave me alone.

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Middle Years

There are days when connecting with my middle schooler seems as if I’m trying to crack some secret code from another planet. We cover the same material in our conversations, but our talks are often disjointed, and we are unable to relate on any rational level. Then there are moments (“days” would be an exaggeration […]

Monkey bars and water balloons: Playtime exercises preschool bodies and minds

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary

Your preschooler is a ball of energy, darting from one spot to the next, running from the playroom to the kitchen, skipping from the swing set to the sandbox. You wonder at times if they’ll ever stop moving long enough to sleep. Rest assured, this physical activity is an important part of your child’s healthy […]

Good nutrition is a smart choice

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

There are plenty of studies out there that link positive health behaviors with increased student achievement. So it follows that good nutrition is a good idea when it comes to doing well in school. Convincing your preteen to forego the French fries in favor of asparagus, however, is a totally different battle. How does a […]

New law addresses head injuries in high school sports

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

New York lawmakers recently approved new rules that require school coaches to bench student athletes who show signs of a concussion – dizziness or headaches that may indicate a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Students can play again only after they are symptom-free for 24 hours and cleared in writing by a doctor. The new […]