It’s Showtime!

By Christina Katz When most parents think of school theater programs, they may think of their child on stage in the spotlight. But theater programs offer many more opportunities than what an audience sees up on stage. While dramatically-inclined kids can certainly...

Afterschool Matters!

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. As the new school year begins, parents ask themselves whether or not they should enroll their kids in an after-school program. The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Experts agree that after-school programs not only boost kids’ academic performance,...

Sport Parents

By Denise Yearian Children who participate in sports programs have the opportunity to maximize their potential physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. But it doesn’t just happen. Although good coaching and league administration are important, nothing can...

The Active Outdoors

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson Spring is officially here and the weather is gorgeous outside. Now is the time to go explore the active outdoors before triple digit temps hit. Hiking, biking, fishing, camping—it’s all fair game this spring and into early summer....

Dig This

By Janeen Lewis Most parents want their children to get outside away from phones, TV and video games, and gardening is a great way to achieve this goal. However, recent research shows that there are several other reasons to start a garden with kids. The benefits range...

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