Your School-age Child
Your child is finally heading out into the ‘real’ world of school, homework, activities and making their own decisions and friends. This is an exciting time for them as new adventures are around every corner. But it can be a stressful time too, as disappointments can enter their life. Guiding your child as they enter this world and being a part of their lives can be fun, challenging and exciting as you learn to let go for the first time.
Also check our After-school Guide and Seasonal Fun for programs for ideas on activities for them or as a family to do.
School-Age Feature Articles
My Favorite Older Friend
Essays by local 5th graders on an older person that makes a difference in their life.
Fighting "Summer Slide"
How to keep your child's learning current during the summer months. When students don't participate in learning activities during the summer months, learning-loss always occurs and kids become rusty at scholastic skills.
Five Tricks to Make your Kids Lunches Fun and Nutritious
No parent wants to prepare a lunch only to have parts of it end-up in the trash, so smart moms and dads are using simple strategies to take the brown bag lunch to a new level.
The Affects of Domestic Abuse on Children & Teens
It is important to note that each child will react differently to abuse. Getting the right help quickly is the key to breaking the cycle of abuse.
Kindergarten 101 - Advice for First Time Parents
Kindergarteners are starting on an adventure that won't end until the college years are through. Kindergarten: Savor the moment!
Be a Good Sport: Be The Sports Parent your Kid can be Proud Of
Playing team sports is an important milestone in many kids' lives. Parents play an important role in the learning curve, because kids take cues from their parents.