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Bullying – Another Take

by Lori Sciame May 31st, 2012| Elementary
My son was bullied in elementary school by... his best friend. Sound like a strange situation? It certainly was a horrible time. The bullying wasn't physical in nature, but it still hurt my son tremendously.

It started out innocent enough. When my son was four years old, he became friends

Art: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. May 30th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
This weekend, I went to the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire. The institute is actually Bear Mountain, which artist Paul Andres owns. The mountain has artwork (mainly sculptures and metal-art) located all over it, which can be accessed via hiking trails. Although I am not

To Register or Not?

by Editorial Team May 29th, 2012| Pregnancy
You are parents-to-be and are excited for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. You spend hours flipping through parenting magazines, reading pregnancy books, and talking to friends and family about what to expect. One thing is certain: there are many, many items that you want or need

Reasons to Promote Fidgeting

by Lori Sciame May 29th, 2012| Preschool
Health officials proclaim, "preschoolers need to get moving." These professionals forecast that if young children do not once again embrace physical movement, they will be burdened with grave health concerns when they grow up. For thousands of years, nature assisted parents by hard wiring this age group to be

Tips on Choosing a Baby’s Name

by T Akery May 28th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
The baby's name is one of the most debatable issues among families. The main problem is that a baby's name is a matter of opinion. Everyone in the family is going to have a strong opinion on what the baby's name should be. But whatever you decide, there are

Dress Shopping

by Sam P. May 25th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
I am in eighth grade so I have a graduation in a few weeks before I go to high school. This occasion also has a dance, and it is a semi-formal/formal event. Because of this I had to go dress shopping. So, I figured I should probably write an

Fun (and Education) in the Sun

by Lori Sciame May 24th, 2012| Elementary
Time to plan summer fun in the sun. If you have a child in elementary school, there's tons of things to do to fill your days, everything from swimming at the lake to picnics in the park to riding bikes along a scenic route; however, if you're looking for

Protecting Your Preschooler with Sunscreen

by T Akery May 23rd, 2012| Preschool
The end of winter means that your preschooler is going to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Play dates and parties are moving outside. Because of this, preschoolers need to have that protection from the sun. Thus a good dose of sunscreen is a necessity before they hit

Pregnant and Depressed: What to Do About It

by R. Carnavale May 22nd, 2012| Pregnancy
You're pregnant, depressed, and those down-in-the-dumps feelings just won't go away. Maybe you don't understand what's happening with your moods and mind anymore. Worse, maybe your spouse, family, and friends don't understand what you're experiencing. (Remember when Tom Cruise publicly criticizing Brooke Shields for taking medications for her pregnancy-related

Predicament: Separation Anxiety

by Jane Wangersky May 21st, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My 18-month-old cries whenever I even leave the room. He once pushed his playpen in front of the door to keep me from going. I'm a SAHM and have never had a babysitter, but I want him to be able to separate from me.


Solution: Book Reports

by Mrs. C. May 18th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
Both my kids like to read but hate to talk or write about books. If they like a book they don't want to "ruin" it by discussing it, and if it's a book assigned to them in school they have no interest in it. This makes English papers and

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Preschool

by T Akery May 17th, 2012| Preschool
Even though Mother's Day is officially on a Sunday, most preschools will have some sort of celebration for Moms. Whether it is Muffins for Moms or some other theme, the one thing that all preschoolers want is for Mom to show up on this special day. Even if it