The Importance of Play

I remember the days of being outside to play from sunup to sunset.  Do you? This freestyle play required creativity and forced the development of social skills and negotiating skills.  This article, based on research, validates what my parents and grandparents already knew…..that playing is essential. Do you agree?

The Importance of Play

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What Time is it? It is Back to School Time!

August signals the start of a new school year and is often a time of excitement for many families. But, for many families, it is a time of dread, because the phone calls home and the discipline referrals will resume.  As I read the article titled, The Danger of Back to School, I wondered if there would be fewer discipline referrals and fewer calls home if there was less micromanagement of students.  The author also noted that visits to the emergency room increased once school resumed.  Is there a connection? Read the article and share your thoughts.

The Danger of Back to School

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Job Opening

The Federation of Families of SC is seeking to employ four full-time Parenting Peer Support Providers. The Federation is seeking parents/caregivers who have had the primary caregiving responsibility raising a child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Belinda Pearson-Barber at belinda.pearson@fedfamsc.org.

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