2012 Costume Trends Our readers wanted to know what the newest and hottest costumes trends were going to be for Halloween 2012. We went directly to the leading expert in the nation, Dan Haight, President and CEO of BuySeasons. Dan has over 20 years of retail and marketing experience in the costume industry. We asked…

Evaluations are Important! by Scott E Silverman MD, Pediatric Ophthalmologist Back-to-school season is a great time to think about your child’s vision  and their academic success. If your child is displaying signs of vision problems, a comprehensive eye exam is vital to properly identify and treat the underlying problem.  SIGNS OF VISION PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN…

by Kathryn Kvols Of course you will want to bond with your child throughout the day but here are four times of the day that are ideal for creating bonding moments. They are as follows: 1. Early in the morning before we start our litany of what they need to be doing. With young children,…

Ensuring your child receives the arts education they need to succeed By Jim Shirly Sarasota is referred to as a community “where artistic expression and inspiration meet”. Our families with young children are blessed with easy access to an unbelievable array of artistic and cultural experiences that will ensure that they can receive a rich…

Bridging the Gap Between Academics and Creativity By Beth Donofrio When the topic of arts in education arises, I am fortunate to teach language arts. The name of our class, language arts, reinforces the concept that education is meant to be academic and creative, cerebral and social, analytical and intuitive, serious and playful. When we…

Authentic Power vs Coercive Power by Kathryn Kvols A power struggle occurs when two people hold opposing positions and both are unwilling to change their positions. It is rarely about the issue at hand. It is about feeling powerless. There are two forms of power authentic power and coercive power. Coercive power arises from judging…

Be the ghostess with the mostess this Halloween, and throw a wickedly wonderful celebration.The entertaining experts from the Wilton Test Kitchen know all the tricks and offer plenty of treats for hosting a bone-chilling blast that will have friends and family shrieking with delight. 1. Monsters on Parade Pretzels Each pretzel serves 1 • Halloween…

Shining Student 2012 Winners! Scholar, Artist, Humanitarian Lauren Henry Grade 12 Sarasota Christian School Lauren Henry exemplifies excellence in all areas of her life. Lauren has attended Sarasota Christian since kindergarten and has been on the high honor roll (4.0+ GPA) her entire school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society and…

Family Living Magazine is Proud to Produce: Saturday, April 12th 2014 Payne Park, Sarasota 9am-1pm A Day of Fabulous Family-Friendly Fun! Fit 2 Run is presenting our Kids Dash, benefiting All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota/Manatee Dashes are divided into age categories and ALL children will receive a ribbon for participation! First place winners in…