The Spring Issue of Today's Family Is Out!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Review: The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden By Kate Morton (2010)
Review by Elaine Rooker Jack

What it’s about, from the CD cover:  “A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, a maze, an aristocratic family, a love denied, a mystery – the Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, ghosts, family, and memories.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Win an Indianapolis Family Fun Adventure Package!

Time for a summer family roadtrip! Take the whole family on the short zip up I-65 to Indianapolis, where you’ll have a weekend to remember with four tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo and four tickets to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – the largest children’s museum in the world! Plus, you get one overnight hotel stay to sweeten the deal even more.
 See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Brittany Hobbs!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just Ask Joyce — Am I Winning?

Q: “How, as a new mother, can I stay away from competitive mothering? It seems like everything is a competition these days with parenting, and you can feel pressure from others for not doing things a certain way.”

Joyce:  Pressure from parents can make a child’s life pretty miserable, as well as their own. Setting expectations is nothing to scoff at, but a parent needs to keep in mind the negative impact premature competition could have on a child. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Summer Tutor

By ­­Stacy Westray Tackett

Are you wondering if you should sign up your child for tutoring this summer? I believe every child needs time off in the summer, but I also know the importance of summer programs that hone children’s skills and give them practice. Even the brightest kids can supplement their education over the summer.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tutor
this Summer

1. Increases your child’s self esteem.

2. Decreases procrastination.
Procrastination leads to failure, and failure increases frustration for the child.

3. Helps parents learn.
Tutoring can help parents learn how to redirect or support their child’s efforts.

4. Instills trust.
A child often responds favorably to a tutor he trusts.

5. Makes learning easier for the child.
Tutoring builds a foundation that makes learning easier. Skills build on past skills.

Source: Resource teacher Benita Sinnott

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