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    • Beating the Summer Slump
    • "The Summer Slump", teachers call it. It happens every year. It makes its way into lesson plans and even into the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It affected us, our parents, our grandparents,...
    • Choosing a Summer Camp for Your Child
    • Are you planning to send your child to summer camp this year? If so, have you taken his needs into consideration? Does your child have health issues or special needs? Will you send him to day camp or...
    • Halloween Safety Tips
    • Ghosts and witches sit beside mistletoe and tinsel on store shelves. Orange and black deck the halls of your student's school. Halloween (now the official start of the Christmas season-I guess we...
    • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
    • For most of the country, school is starting up this week or later this month-at the beginning of September for the rest of us. Getting ready to send your children back to school is on everyone's...
    • Keep Kids Learning All Summer
    • Early in the 20th century schools in urban districts operated all year `round. However, in rural areas where agriculture was the center of life, the school calendar was designed so the children were...
    • Summer Advice
    • A few weeks ago, at the weekly after-school program I run through my local church, a group of middle school girls and I got to talking about parental advice. I have a young son and they forbade me...
    • Summer Reading
    • In 1998, a book was published in the US that turned a hatred of reading to love. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was published for the first time in the US and kids began reading again....
    • Summer Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe
    • It won't be long until kids run from the school, shrieking in delight because they're free for the summer. They'll be spending time in the sunshine, riding bikes, camping, swimming and enjoying life...
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