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August 2010

Features

Supplementing School

With school funds dwindling during this budget crisis, more parents than ever are looking for ways to enrich their children’s education. Whether it’s making up for the field trips that have been cut or compensating for manipulatives that are no longer a priority, it’s easy for parents to take matters…

iSafety

Living in the moment can be detrimental for your children when it comes to online safety. Kids today are really no different than in years past as far as judgment is concerned. They seldom think about how their momentary actions will affect their future. Many don’t understand that what they…

Dealing With Divorce

“The reality didn’t hit me until the day we moved,” says 14-yearold Rose, whose parents were finally divorcing after years of trying to save a tumultuous marriage. “I was just standing there in the house – with all these people coming in and out, moving things. It was awful.” Rose…

Columns

What it Takes

  The teacher all three of my women-children agree is the best they’ve ever had, admits he hated school when he was a kid. “And I was a lousy student!” he adds as a dramatic exclamation point. At first, I’m a little taken aback when I hear this during a parent-teacher…

7 Project Planning Solutions

As a mother, a teacher for 19 years, and now a school counselor, I have seen the many anxieties that an upcoming school project can cause for your child. In the end, it can feel like your project when your child states that she has waited until the night before…

When Dad’s in Charge

She’s out there, somewhere, winging her way toward us.And now the two most beautiful words in the English language are flashing on the big board here in Concourse 3: ON TIME. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t expect things to go perfectly.But I had a plan. As soon as Mom…

August 2010 Publisher's Page

For many of you, this is the month to squeeze in those last trips to the pool and beach …and do lots of shopping for new shoes, notebooks, #2 pencils, and just the right lunchbox. For me, it’s the last year I won’t be putting a kid on a school…

Departments

CrossOver Ministry

  Late last summer, following her husband’s job loss in Texas, Maria relocated her family to Richmond. When Maria tried to enroll her four kids in school, she learned they needed back-to-school physicals and updated immunizations before they could attend school. The first available appointments were in mid-October, six weeks…

Help for High-Schoolers and New Moms

Q: My son is a junior and refuses to even talk about college. I don’t want to be one of those parents who does everything for their kid, but I can’t just blow this off. Help! A: There are a couple of issues here. One is the fact that teens…

Writing is Fun!

With supplies from around the house and their imaginations, your kids can craft these fun pencil toppers and get ready to head back to school! What you need: Paper towel or toilet paper tube, or other cardboard material Construction paper Scissors, markers, crayons, stickers, glue and/or tape What you do:…

Tick Check

Richmond families can count on summertime for fun on the James, watermelon in Cary town, tomatoes from Hanover, and the three Hs in our forecast: hazy, hot, and humid. This year, summertime is also bringing us an abundance of ticks. Ticks are not only a nuisance, but they can also…

Outside the Box

1. Roll-Up Lunch: Ban bread for a week and discover zesty chicken wraps, cucumbers and smoked salmon tortilla rolls; cucumber, avocado and imitation crab meat California rolls; hummus, turkey and cheese tortilla rolls. Then toss in a fruit roll-up. Zesty Chicken Wraps Combine 4 oz softened cream cheese, 1 tbsp mayo,…

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