A Community of Joyful Scholars     In a world of rapid change and new discoveries, she will need to adapt to change and learn entirely new skills throughout her life. Today’s essential lesson is learning how to learn. The most important years of your child’s education are not high school and college, but her…

By Kathryn Kvols  Helping your child to be accountable can be an arduous labor of love. However, it is one of those skills that if mastered, will well be worth your investment of time in the long run. The need for accountability is everywhere – in the home, school, in relationships and at work.  Teaching…

by Maribel Santos-Cordero, DMD, Diplomate-American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Megan was the best soccer player in her team.  A kick to the chin at practice left her mandible fractured and her tongue cut open.  Steve was just waiting for his turn at bat.  A boy swung for warm up and accidentally hit his mouth.  Steve’s upper…

With the school year well underway, parents want to make sure their children are getting the best education possible.  But for parents of children with learning disabilities this can be a challenge, often leaving parents feeling helpless. There is a lot that parents can do to get their children with learning disabilities the best resources…

The Florida Prepaid College Board begins its 2010-2011 annual enrollment period on Monday, October 18, which means parents can purchase a Prepaid College Plan to prepay higher education costs at this year’s plan prices until the January 31, 2011 deadline. This open enrollment season, plans will include tuition and most mandatory fees, and Florida Prepaid…

by Kathryn Kvols It is important that you and your spouse are close. This not only provides a good model for your children but your relationship is also the glue that holds the family together. If this glue is watered down, the whole system gets weak. Research is saying, when there is a loving atmosphere,…

by Beth Donofrio Let the festivities begin!   Along with Memorial Day cook-outs and Fourth of July fireworks, families can celebrate Summer Learning Day on June 21st with a trip to a museum, a library visit, or even a friendly game of Scrabble. Initiated in 2004 by the National Summer Learning Association, Summer Learning Day promotes…

By Kathryn Kvols “Mom, can I go to the mall with Andrea?” asks Brianna. “No, honey you can’t,” answers Mom. “Pleeeeeeease,” begs Brianna. “No! And that’s final,” Mom retorts. “Mom why? All my friends get to go to the mall?” pushes Brianna. “You are too young. We have talked about this before,,,, yada yada yada,”…