Community Building, Social Media, and Children

Posted October 11th, 2011 by Robin in Child, Parenting, Tech

Early elementary social studies curriculum includes learning what a community is. Children learn about community helpers; the meaning of school community and neighborhoods; town, farms, cities, states, countries. They learn how to participate in groups. They learn about laws of society. They learn about themselves, family, and community. They learn […]

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When the “Mommy Wars” Hit Home

Posted September 28th, 2011 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting

Though it seems like a bazillion years ago, it was just back in 2000 when I first became a mom. Throughout my entire pregnancy, I immersed myself in the slew of new baby/mommy websites that were popping up all over the web, and I subscribed to enough parenting magazines that […]

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Comfort for my persistence?

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Suzie Phipps in Child, Parenting

A few weeks ago I was accused of pursuing something in order to give myself “comfort for my persistence.” Our school is trying to create a safer environment for the 900+ kids that walk to our elementary school every day. In the face of crazy drivers, some who speed, some who […]

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Growing green at school and in the community

Posted September 20th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Child, Food, Green, Parenting

In a day and age when parents have so many decisions to second-guess, how refreshing to attend an event that makes you glad you chose to live where you do! Last week’s Eat Grow Learn seminar in Arlington brought together some 50 Northern Virginia community members for a feel-good fest […]

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School lunch and the sensory kid

Posted September 20th, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Child, Food, Parenting

Oh wise ones, veteran parents who have trod this path ahead of me, I beg your wisdom. My oldest kid just started kindergarten, which means I have a kazallion school lunches to pack in coming years. And she’s making it impossible. Or rather, her sensory sensitivities interfere with all normal […]

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9/11 — Then and Now

Posted September 8th, 2011 by Jill Berry in Child, Parenting, Politics, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens

It was an ordinary Tuesday. My kindergartener was settled in to the routine of the elementary school. My preschooler was learning the ropes at her new preschool. I was kneeling on my bedroom floor leafing through a set of galley proofs for a book that was due to be returned […]

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