August 2012
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Back to School! Setting Your Child Up for Success

Relationships: “Wait a minute! Didn’t I just pack them up and send them off to camp?” It must seem that way for many of you but the reality is, a new school year is about to start. Every year, parents start out with lots of fresh, new school supplies and optimism about a school year that is both academically productive and socially happy. Although there are different demands for different age groups, parents can do many things to help a child have a productive and happy year. Let’s begin with general notions for all age groups. Read more…

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Travel: If  art is your passion and you’d like to share it with your family, then consider the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. Read more…

When Mama Gets Sick

Sleep: Every new school year starts off the same. I send my kids out with new backpacks and lunch boxes and they return home with tons of germs that their new friends are so willing to share with them. Disinfectant is sprayed, windows are opened and hand sanitizer pops up in every room. But alas, even my germaphobic tenacity is no match for the back-to-school cold. By mid-September it has usually made its way around our household. Mama is always there with a bowl of chicken soup and a box of extra-soft tissues to nurse red, running noses back to health. Read more…

A Fresh Take on Apple Pie

Nutrition: Here’s an apple pie that does not require baking! This fall dessert focuses on the flavors of fresh apples and is very easy to assemble. Make this pie a few hours before serving as the filling needs some time to soften. As an added bonus, this recipe is dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Serves 6. Read more…

Students in Suburbs Outpace Others in Math

Entertainment: American kids attending schools in the suburbs are doing better in math than their peers in urban and rural areas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Read more…

What's New (Sept 2012)

Back to School Basics for Parents of Children With Special Needs

Child Development: Back to school time is an exciting time for all students and their parents.  It can also be quite nerve-wracking.  For a child with special needs and their parents it can be even more of an anxiety provoking experience. This article is intended to make the back to school transition a little bit easier. Read more…

United Way of Scarsdale-Edgemont

Entertainment: The United Way of Scarsdale-Edgemont is pleased to announce the 2012 Local Presence Program grant recipients. These grants awarded by United Way’s Local Presence Program help fund local community-based human and health service organizations that do not currently receive United Way funding. Read more…

Mount Kisco Child Care Center

Hot Topics: More than 250 adults and children enjoyed a performance by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion at Chappaqua Crossing to benefit Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC). Read more…

Childhood Obesity The New Path to Liver Disease?

Nutrition: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Approximately 30 to 40 percent of children in the United States are classified as overweight and about half of these are in the obese category. This dramatic increase has led to a host of corresponding pediatric health problems ranging from psychological distress, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, degenerative joint problems and liver disease known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Read more…

Back to ...

Entertainment: Yes, it’s that time of year again. I’ll echo the comment that no doubt everyone at the bus stop is saying: “Where did the summer go?” Wherever it went, one thing is for sure – it’s gone. Read more…

Get Involved

Work & Family: The truth is, more than you think. Decisions that affect your children are made every day by school boards, legislators and other elected officials. As a parent you have a voice in these discussions. But the decision makers are not going to come knocking on your door asking for your thoughts, you need to make your voice heard. Read more…

Good Sleep Habits for Back to School

Sleep: With the new school year upon us, it is important for children to get back into their proper sleeping patterns. While the summer is a great time to vacation, unwind and relax, now is the time for parents to start establishing sleeping routines so when kids are back in the classroom, they’ll be ready to focus on learning. Read more…

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