Growing Up

Growing Up


Movin Up and Making it Great

Movin Up and Making it Great

From kindergarten to first and from elementary to middle school: What to watch for and how to make a smooth transition by Jenny Mathews   Transition anxiety is common in all ages, but presents differently in children and teens. Learning how to manage these...

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Backpack Safety: Keep it in Balance

Backpack Safety: Keep it in Balance

by Tom Rees, DPT Mountain West Physical Therapy Backpacks are an important part of going back to school. They come in all sizes, colors and shapes. As practical as backpacks are, there is more to consider than just style and function when selecting one for your child....

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Top Four Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Top Four Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Rory Anderson Kindergarten teacher at Thomas Edison Charter School and mother of five Kindergarten readiness starts well before the first time your little one walks through those giant school doors with a brand new pair of sneakers and a hesitant look on his face. It...

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7 Ideas for a Movie Star Summer

7 Ideas for a Movie Star Summer

by Jeff Whipple, vice president Megaplex Theatres If you are looking for some new ways to help the kids entertain themselves this summer, try any or all of the easy tips below to beat the heat and unlock your family’s imagination: 1. Play Charades Take turns acting...

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

by David Shapiro Peak Investment Coaching In a recent survey of Generation Z (ages 13 to 22), 39 percent of teens and young adults said they expect to receive an inheritance and therefore don’t need to worry about saving for retirement. However, only 16 percent of Gen...

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Four Ways to Make Your 4th Meaningful

Four Ways to Make Your 4th Meaningful

by Raschelle Goodman Barbecues and baseball games, parties and parades, carnivals and concerts — it’s the fun summer holiday that we look forward to every year.  With all the excitement surrounding the Fourth of July, the meaning behind Independence Day often fades...

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10 Educational Websites for Summer Break

10 Educational Websites for Summer Break

School’s out! A three-month summer break may be a welcomed relief to your children, but now it’s your turn to keep them entertained all day. Here are 10 educational websites to keep your children entertained and learning during inside quiet times this summer break....

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Summer Goal Setting

Summer Goal Setting

  by Jenny Mathews Each year as summer break approaches; we may feel a little (or a lot of) anxiety when we imagine the many longer, hotter days with children at home that require entertainment. In the past I’ve done everything from meticulously scheduling our...

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