Parenting

Future City Helps Middle Schoolers Design Ideal Worlds

Future City Helps Middle Schoolers Design Ideal Worlds

Posted February 26th, 2015 by Sandie in Causes, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

This is a sponsored post. In honor of DiscoverE’s National Engineering Week’s “Girl Day,” we’re celebrating today’s emphasis on ensuring girls feel welcome and excited in the field of engineering. One program that is leading the way with middle-school-aged girls is the Future City Competition, which my family was lucky […]

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Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Aimee in Child, Fitness, Health, Parenting

Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

We’re nearly two months into the new school year, and I’ve already seen several parents vent on Facebook about their children’s teachers taking away recess as punishment. To these parents and me, this form of punishment could not make less sense. To punish one student (or worse, an entire class!) […]

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Parenting – When Things Fall Apart

Posted September 30th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting

Parenting – When Things Fall Apart

I read Facebook updates with envy sometimes. And while I know that often, a person’s social media persona is a carefully curated version of actual life, it appears there are people who are blessed with kids who are “issue-free.” They excel (sports, art, science fair, marching band…), they make honor […]

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Creating little photographers

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Creating little photographers

Children see things in unique ways, and that vision extends to what they can capture with a camera. My son’s school offers after-school enrichment classes twice a year. In the fall, my son chose sports, but after I watched his fascination with photography grow through the year, and after I […]

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Five Reasons I’m Looking Forward to Summer:

Posted June 11th, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting

Five Reasons I’m Looking Forward to Summer:

1. No homework: Well, I take that back slightly, because our middle-school-aged son does have summer assignments, but I look forward to not having to monitor/sign homework assignments or bankroll and double-check various projects. 2. Summer Reading: We read all year long, but there is something particularly breezy, leisurely and […]

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