| Posted On Feb 10, 2020 | By:

Managing Your Child’s Digital Media Use

 “Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums.” ~ Carl A. Henegan

For parents, nowhere is this truer than their family’s relationship with its “screens,” the myriad of devices in our lives that have the power to connect and entertain us but also to consume and distract us. The amount of time we as a society spend plugged in or glued to these devices is staggering,

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| Posted On Jan 30, 2020 | By:

How to Help Kids Manage Anxiety

One of the most gratifying parts of my job is working with children and families to navigate the challenges of growing up in our modern world. This is never more true than when it comes to managing anxiety and stress. For parents, it’s really important to know that every child can be anxious from time to time, and it’s a very natural and normal part of growing up. At each age and stage of development,

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| Posted On Oct 07, 2015 | By:

Helpful or Harmful? Technology in the classroom

Children are carrying more than the traditional notebooks, pencils and papers in their backpacks these days. As education moves into the 21st century, schools are embracing new ways of learning through technologies such as computers, tablets and other devices. These developments have sparked debate about exposing children to added screen time in the classroom. Isn’t “screen time” supposed to be “bad?” Do these new approaches to learning help or hurt our students?

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| Posted On May 21, 2012 | By:

Healthy Grocery Shopping

At the May 15th SMART KIDS SMA, the SMArt Kids came together to learn about healthy grocery shopping. Here are some great, simple rules to follow as you and your family head out to the supermarket:

  • Be Prepared (have a list and plan recipes for the week)
  • Don’t go hungry (you’ll avoid being tempted by free samples, freshly baked muffins or treats in the check out aisle)
  • Look at labels (remember,
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