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Being Grateful for the Blessings of Thanksgiving

November 12th, 2019 ●

The month of November brings some of America’s most beloved traditions: football rivalry games, many-colored leaves, cool evening bonfires, pumpkin patches, and of course, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the calm before the storm – a wonderful storm – but a storm nonetheless. Unlike December, November doesn’t have the unbridled commercialism or a rush to buy, wrap […]

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It’s All About the Pause

Hopefully we all get to experience many of the same milestones in life. But are these moments still special if everyone experiences them? Yes, of course! The fact that everyone reaches the same junctures in life is, in itself, a reason to celebrate. Children have a sense of belonging when they reach a milestone; they […]

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Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal?

September 17th, 2019 ●

What it is: A new study suggests that screen time alone isn’t to blame for rising rates of teen depression and anxiety. Rather, screen time dedicated to social media might be the culprit. Why it’s new-ish: The study examined 6,595 12- to 15-year-olds for possible connections between time spent on social media and adverse behaviors or decreased mental health. It found that “three […]

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#VapeBan

September 17th, 2019 ●

What it is: As hundreds of vaping-related illnesses continue to turn up (from which 6 have now died), the federal government has begun looking into a ban on most vaping products. Why it’s reminiscent of 1920: The CDC has officially recommended that everyone consider “not using e-cigarette products” while they investigate the cause of said deaths and illnesses. Meanwhile, […]

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Life 101

September 17th, 2019 ●

It’s September and by now students, teachers and even parents are absorbed in school. And most seniors are thinking about what they need to know by the time they graduate – and what will come next. Clearly, proficiency in science, math, history, reading and writing is critical. No one should graduate from high school without […]

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Back in the Swing of Things

This summer went by quickly, that’s for sure. Many of us – whether a student, parent, teachers, or administrator – have mixed feelings about heading back to school. Some are sad to see the end of long, carefree days. Some dread homework, some are excited to see friends after a “boring” summer, some look forward […]

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Family Traditions Build Lasting Memories

“Hot” and “humid” are the only two words that accurately describe Georgia during the months of July and August. Popular activities include anything that involves water or air conditioning. It’s easy to let kids spend the long, hot days soaking up the AC as they indulge in a months-long Netflix binge. There’s nothing wrong with […]

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A Little Structure is OK During the Lazy Days of Summer

For most students, the “lazy days of summer” are sacred. They are filled with happy memories, and there are no papers that need to be written, no going to bed or getting up early, and no teachers spouting rules and expectations. But that doesn’t mean that all day, every day should be spent swinging lazily […]

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About making time for Vitamin D, and online safety

You know the old saying, “April showers, bring May flowers?” (And May flowers bring pollen, but let’s stay positive.) It’s proving to be true this year. The abundant flowers, trees and bushes are in full bloom and provide truly spectacular scenery. The perfect beauty of lilies, daffodils and cherry trees are a visible reminder that […]

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Monkey see, monkey do

If you talk with a DMV employee who administers driver’s license tests to teenagers, they will tell you that the most common error that prevents kids from passing is failure to come to a complete stop when required. That’s right: pausing at stop signs is the number one reason kids fail the driving test. Parallel […]

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