The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

The holiday season is officially upon us and although it is accompanied by troves of visitors and a retail rush which is nothing short of chaos, it also comes with an outpouring of compassion and generosity. It is truly a spectacular time of year that centers around...

The Immersion Option

The Immersion Option

Among public, private, and charter schools there are numerous programs and options, but one program that is becoming increasingly popular is immersion.

Mommy Matters: Valentine’s Day

Mommy Matters: Valentine’s Day

4 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Valentine's Day With Kids When someone says “Valentine’s Day,” we think long-stemmed red roses and gazing soulfully into the eyes of our sweetheart over a romantic dinner. Roses and romance are nice, but did you know Valentine’s Day is a...

Mommy Matters: Kids in the Kitchen

Mommy Matters: Kids in the Kitchen

Holiday cooking projects for children are not only fun, but are a great way to create tradition and develop useful skills. BY Nicole Crawford The holidays are right around the corner, and for many people that means an extra dose of family time and food. If your...

Today’s Teens

Today’s Teens

Not so driven to get a license When I was a teenager, the ritual countdown to our 16th birthday meant most, if not all, of my friends got their driver’s licenses on their birthdays, or soon after. And there were always the ensuing celebrations—joyrides in friends’ new...

Helping Your Teen Get Smart about Skin Care

Helping Your Teen Get Smart about Skin Care

When I think back to my high school years, I’m pretty sure my main source of insecurity was my skin. I remember being at a choir concert and feeling absolutely certain that everyone in the audience was surely staring at the giant pimple on my nose. And I almost...

Anonymous Apps & Cyberbullying

Anonymous Apps & Cyberbullying

The Bully without a Face When I hear the word “bully,” I think of kids who corner other kids in the hallways and steal their lunches. A bully is an in-your-face offender. You know what a bully looks like, and you try to avoid confrontations at all costs. With the rise...

Mommy Matters: Responsibility in Children

Mommy Matters: Responsibility in Children

Fostering Commitment and Personal Responsibility in Children By Nicole Crawford Your daughter comes home from a long day of school and collapses on a couch with a sigh. “Mom, I cannot go to dance tonight. I just don’t even like it anymore.” You point out she’s only...

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