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....

Celebrating Grandparents

By Michelle Talsma Everson When I think of my fondest childhood memories, they usually involve “Beta” – my maternal grandmother. She was an amazing woman; she raised seven kids and then helped to raise my cousins and myself. She made summers special and found creative...

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...

Coping with Chronic Childhood Illness

By the American Psychological Association Parents want to protect their children and keep them safe. It can be particularly devastating to learn that your child has a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or juvenile arthritis. By managing your own emotions during...

Stress Free Museum Visits

By Denise Yearian Museums and science centers are a way to explore art, history and science in an educationally engaging environment. To make the most of these visits with children, consider these 10 tips: Plan ahead. Get on the museum’s website to familiarize...

Summer Learning

Beat Summer “Brain Drain”, with Engaging Educational Activities School is out for summer! Children all over the state are enjoying the abundance of free time. The vacations, pool parties and trip to grandma’s are all entertaining, but the long break from...

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