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Girls On The Run (SEWA): You GO Girls

Girls on the Run (GOTR) does what it says it does: it inspires girls. And it does that by teaching them “to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” The Southeast Washington State branch of GOTR  just happens to be the newest kid on the block, in terms …

Zika Freak Out: Stop it Before it Starts by Avoiding Mosquito Bites

Zika virus freaking you out? It’s no wonder. Because it causes babies to be born with smaller heads. Which is freaky stuff. And of course, the media is all over it, because feeding the public panic leaves them gasping for more. What We Know By now we know that Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus …

Bullies: The Names They Call Us And How The Hurt Can Change Us

Bullies were a fact of life for me growing up. I was different. I read a lot, I used big words. So I got picked on. This piece is my personal story. Embed from Getty Images It was bad. There was a girl who beat me up at recess and a different girl who waited …

Body Language Lessons: 4 Most Misread Toddler Signals

Body language could fill in the gaps between what your toddler says and what you actually understand. That is if you understood his body language any better than you understand his attempts at speech. Beyond “NO,” that is—everyone knows what that means. Okay, sure. You understand your child’s speech better than most. But you sure …

Youngest Child in the Classroom? Is That a Problem?

“Youngest child in the classroom” can be a difficult label to wear. It’s part luck and part cut-off date that makes it happen.  It’s not that cut-off dates are special. They’re just like any other dates on the calendar. They just happen to be a random day schools choose as the final day in the year …

Five Benefits of Summer Camp For Foster Children

The harsh reality for foster children is that their childhood isn’t normal. Being removed from your home because of abuse or neglect and being placed somewhere with someone you don’t know is simply something most children don’t have to deal with. It sets them apart in a way that’s difficult to comprehend. However, foster parents …