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Earth-Friendly, Packed with Nutrition For a typical school lunch, Claudia La Beau sends her two children to Tuscany Heights Elementary with a turkey sandwich, sliced apples, carrot sticks and chips in reusable plastic containers as well as a thermos ...
(oh my!) What Type of Parent Are You? By Bonny Osterhage When Tiger Mother Amy Chua unleashed her “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom” in 2011, you couldn’t enter your local coffee shop or gather around the proverbial water cooler without hearing a debate on the pros and cons of her, what many considered to be “too harsh,” parenting style. But even if y... »
(How to Build Rapport with Your Child’s New Teacher) Want to get off on the right foot with your child’s new teacher this fall? Want to have smooth sailing in the transition from summer to fall? I’ll tell you what you need to know. I taught school, mostly first and second grades, from 1967 to 2007, and then retired. I had a few years off (for good ... »
As a fifth grader, Armando Magallan Jr., who goes by A.J, learned to pluck the thick strings of the stand-up bass during an after-school class. “There was this cartoon I used to watch that showed this cat playing the bass, and I thought, ‘I want to be that groovy cat,’” recalls Magallan, who is preparing to enter The University of Texas at San Anto... »
Can a Postpartum Doula Help? By Christa Melnyk Hines Corey Engmann never considered hiring a postpartum doula until she learned she was expecting twins. Feeling overwhelmed and worried about how she would handle twin babies, along with the pressing needs of her 2-year-old, she turned to a certified birth and postpartum doula, to help her after her ... »
Teaching Children Self-Control Learning How to Yield Part of the responsibility of parenting is teaching our children how to control their responses to the world they live in. Through discipline (“to teach”) children learn to master self-control, a vital life-skill for success. Self-control is the ability to regulate emotions, desires, and the verb... »