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An Out-of-This-World Approach to Learning

As a parent, we hope our children get a well-rounded education. The importance of children developing academically, socially, emotionally, and physically are all parts of that hope. We hope they play outside. We hope...
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Finding the Right School for Your Family

Choosing the right school for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions you face as a parent. Should they go to the neighborhood public school? How about the charter school you heard...
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Memo to Magic-Makers: Keep Santa Simple

As I watched my 2.5-year-old lay on the cold, trampled floor of the mall, swarmed by other holiday merrymakers, teetering inch-by-inch toward the entrance to a Santa experience the local news had described as...
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The Second Time Around

JACKSON WHO?! Everything and everyone I’ve known is rooted in South Florida. Then my boss waltzes in, presenting my husband and I (yes, we’re crazy enough to work together) with an offer we couldn’t...
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School Choice 101

This is the time of year when many of us think about pumpkins and hayrides, turkey and gratitude, holiday trees and family fun. But there is a less joyful thought that fills the heads...
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Boys Are Physical

"Boys are just more... physical," she slyly said and grinned. "You’ll see." I was 1,000 months pregnant with my first child, a boy. Due any day, my friend Sharon, also mother to a son, was...

Why I Don’t Feel Pressure to Buy My Kid Christmas Gifts

Okay, please hear me out on this before you report me to the North Pole. Let me first start off by saying that my kid is in no way deprived of material things. He is...
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Safe Travel This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and we can all see the changes already.  As a parent, I’ve barely had time to either eat or throw away a few buckets of Halloween candy before...
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Rude Awakening: That Baby Face Won’t Last Forever

From the second my first child was born, I experienced the purest form of terror I’d ever known. Yes, of course, I was overwhelmed with love and responsibility — and wow, was he cute!...
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Focus on Your Child’s Small Wins to See Big Changes

As a counselor, I am often approached by loving parents who are concerned with their child's behaviors. These behaviors may range from little ones dealing with tantrums and difficulty with social skills to teenagers...
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Getting Pregnant After 40

Having a baby after 40? Well, the timing is different for everyone — but there are a few things you need to know. Mother of four and an experienced physician and surgeon at Memorial...
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Dear Parent, From A Teacher: Movement Before School

Somehow, I blinked and we are already over a third of the way into another school year. Our school day routines have hopefully taken root, fall sports seasons are in full swing, and the...