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Family in Focus

By Ted Feinberg, EdD, NCSP, & Katherine C. Cowan National Association of School Psychologists -

Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels of activity, structure, and, for some, pressures associated with school life.

By Michelle Stien -

It recently occurred to my husband that with our son starting kindergarten, we’d save some money on preschool. I reminded him that the money we are saving is actually going toward my bonbon fund.

By Stephanie Kohl -

Creativity abounds within Avery Coonley’s preschool program

By Elizabeth Harmon -

As a child, Amy Walsh was inspired by an excellent teacher.  Today, Walsh has become one.

By Stephanie Kohl -

with Susan Paszkowski

By Saqib H. Mohajir DMD, FADIA -

Going out to dinner with family, whether it’s at barbecues or at nice restaurant, is one of the great things about summer. People have more time off, and so, of course we tend to eat out more often.  Just remember that when you’re out and considering what to drink with your meal, making bad choices can really impact your dental health.

By Michael Petrucelli -

Selecting your child’s first school may be one of the most exciting, yet intimidating decisions that you will have to make. Children in quality preschool programs improve their social skills, are better at following directions, waiting turns, problem-solving, participating in activities, collaborating, and relating to other children, teachers and parents.  In addition to providing a warm, safe, and nurturing environment, a top quality preschool program should provide a well-rounded experience that helps children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students, while developing a life-long love of learning.

By Michelle Stien -

I keep reminding myself that I am going to make the most of this summer. (I am going to make the most of this summer.  I am going to make the most of this summer.)

By Melissa Riske -

For Anna Weselak, the strength to take charge just came naturally

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