Parenting Corner

Making Sensory Exploration Easy

Our senses are an important part of our lives because they alert the body and brain to important cues, protect the body and brain from becoming overwhelmed, select what we need to pay attention to, and organize...

The Art of Inclusion

Inclusion is defined as the action or state of including or being included within a group or structure. This means that children have a sense of belonging whether with their peers, family, school, or the larger...

Establishing Friendships

By Lisa Phillips, MSW, LMSW One of the biggest concerns of parents and teachers during the pandemic has been the potential for a negative effect on children’s social-emotional development. While the true impac...

Parenting Corner – What Makes a Family Healthy

February 1, 2022 Since February’s issue is devoted to family health, it’s a good time for reflection about what makes a family healthy (besides the pandemic-related answers everyone has pondered for the last t...

Parenting Corner – Making Decisions

January 1, 2022 This month’s school issue brings to mind how overwhelming the selection of a school can feel to parents. But if you are just starting out as a new parent, the first years of life require lots...

Parenting Corner – Holidays and Family Rituals

December 1, 2021 As holidays approach, the demands on families increase dramatically. However, what children need from parents is time and attention, which may be in short supply this time of year. One way t...

Parenting Corner: Family Transitions

September 1, 2021 When we reflect back upon our life as a parent, we often see our child as if in a movie montage, changing from a baby into a preschooler, heading off to elementary school, then high school an...

Parenting Corner – Preventing “Summer Slide”

Fun ways you and your child can enhance learning  Even in pre-pandemic years, parents worried about “summer slide,” or a regression in their child’s knowledge and skills. And now with summer break in full swin...

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