Progress Meter

As parents, there are numerous growth and development milestones we watch for to know our children are healthy and on track. For example, we chart their height and weight and anxiously await their first steps and first words, and we can’t help but compare our children...

Learning Starts Early

By Ofelia Gonzalez When Lisa Zorita’s daughter was born, the Phoenix business woman put her career on hold to care full-time for Catalina. “My primary role while she was young was to be present for her,” Zorita says, adding that she had no idea all that would entail....

Make the Most of the School Year

The start of every school year brings excitement, nerves and anticipation. For both parents and students. There’s no shortage of things to address, including shopping for supplies, making time for meet-the-teacher night or completing all the necessary forms and...

Animal Encounters

By Michelle Talsma Everson My 7-year-old son is absolutely in love with all things feline. He eats, breathes and sleeps all things cat related and dotes on our two 10-year-old rescue cats like they’re royalty. As a parent, it’s fascinating to observe the phases our...

Make Summer Learning Fun

by Christa Melnyk Hines Wondering how to help your child retain reading, writing and math skills that he or she gained over the school year this summer without making it feel like work? Weave learning into daily errands and interactive activities found in your own...

Decoding Dyslexia

By Nora Heston Tarte As parents, we want the best for our kids. So, when Kim—a mom from Goodyear—noticed her daughter struggling in school, she was adamant about finding help. “I had to take her outside of the school for both a diagnosis and tutoring,” Kim explains of...

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