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The Art of Parent/Teacher Communication The arrival of August brings with it a plethora of emotions. It ushers in the bittersweet end of summer along with the excitement of a new school year. While many parents are grateful for the return of a daily routine, this new beginning can also bring with it anxiety. Will my child be placed with a “good” teacher? Will she understand his or her needs and abilities? Will my child easily make friends and feel socially included? Read the Full Story
Back to School with Good Health Habits: Tips from BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi Back to school means backpacks, back to routines and a return to your child’s learning environment where they can likely spend most of their waking hours each day. No matter if your child is headed to kindergarten or the college dorm, here are some tips to get a healthy head start on the school year for kids of all ages! Read the Full Story
How to Change a Child’s Life in 15 Minutes a Day Parents want their children to be successful in school and are willing to spend significant amounts of money to help their children get ahead. However, the best way parents can help their young students prepare for scholastic success is surprisingly free and simple. In addition, it has a lot more benefits than purely educational. Reading aloud together every day will dramatically impact a child’s life. According to Read Aloud, an organization dedicated to encouraging families to read aloud together, “Experts agree: Reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.” Read the Full Story
Music by the Book As many school systems have cut funding for arts programs, parents are often forced to seek opportunities for music instruction outside the school system. Although professional one-on-one instruction is ideal for learning, not all parents can afford this type of after school activity, which can be costly. Did you know that there are programs designed so that a highly-motivated youngster can learn on his or her own to make music? Read the Full Story
Keep Mornings Calm: School’s Back in Session Hitting snooze, sleeping seven more minutes, searching for that one lost sock . . . all things that can wreck a morning, and with the start of school just around the corner, most parents could use a few tips to help keep mornings calm. Those morning minutes or hours set the tone for the rest of the day, so having a positive and peaceful morning not only provides children with a good start but also parents. When reflecting on the effects of a peaceful morning, Amy Smith, mother of two, says, ”When I have a peaceful beginning to my morning, I experience much less anxiety throughout the day. I teach, and it is important that my students see me at my best every day.” Perhaps calm mornings even benefit those people to whom parents and children interact on a daily basis. Read the Full Story
We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” in Mississippi! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story

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Latest Family Events

Tue Aug 30 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Fresh at Five
Wed Aug 31 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Level 2 Homeschool Studio Sessions Ages 7 – 12
Fri Sep 02 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Art in Mind
Fri Sep 02 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Beginner Homeschool Studio Sessions Ages 7 – 12
Fri Sep 02 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
High School Homeschool Studio Sessions
Sat Sep 03
Frozen Treat Enrichment Day
Sat Sep 03 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
529 DAY
Sun Sep 04
Frozen Treat Enrichment Day
Sun Sep 04 @ 1:30PM - 05:30PM
Visiting Artist-Benjamin Morris: The Power of Words
Mon Sep 05 @ 7:00AM -
Kettle Bell Run, Labor of Love 10k & 5k