From: Teach Hub Would you like to get you children off on the right foot this school year? Lots of good tips here from Teach Hub. Back to school time is always a big transition, not only for children but for parents. While children are filled with excitement and first-day jitters, parents are filled with thoughts of “Am I prepared enough?” To help eliminate these thoughts, and help you and your child prepare for the new school year, all you need is a little organization and f
From: Care.com By: Liz Alton Summer is quickly becoming a memory in the rear view mirror. Time to turn our attention to school preparation. This article by Liz Alton gives you A LOT of tips to get the kiddos off to a good start. As summer comes to an end and back-to-school season begins, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule — both for kids and adults. To help you out, we asked Dr. Fran Walfish, a child and family psychotherapist and author of "The Self-Aware Par
From: Parenting By: Elena Donovan Mauer The results are in: Kids aren't eating as healthily in the summer as they do the rest of the year. Here's how to keep their nutrition on track when they're on summer break. Do you think the long days of summer mean more time for active play and kids eating lots of healthy, ripe fruits and veggies? Think again. The 2015 YMCA Family Health Snapshot Survey—conducted in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healt
Nothing goes better than Independence Day and our National Pastime, baseball! Looking for something fun to do on July 4th. Maybe something FREE?! On July 4th, it is Elk River Backpack Blessings night at the Appalachian Power Park. We have TONS of tickets!!! Let us know if you would like any and we can make plans to meet up! This will be a fun evening for the kids! All season long, every time a Power pitcher strikes out the batter, WV Highmark is donating $5 to our program!
From: Parenting Healthy Babies Summer is here bringing with it heat waves and loads of play for kids. What is the best time to play and enjoy those summer days. Many kids don’t complain about the hot and grueling sun, but parents have to make some arrangements so that your kids don’t fall ill after playing in the sun for long. The best way to make sure that your kids do well during summer is to give them fruits and vegetables, lots of them. Here are some of the best fruits an