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This blog is a space where we share information, articles, and insights that may be of interest to Barnesville parents. If you have a topic you ‘d like to see covered or see an article you want to share, please email Robin Snider.

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Make Time for a Social Media Safety Check-up

There’s so much more to parenting than monitoring your kids’ social media habits, but in this day and age, it’s important to keep up. So, here’s a quick reminder to do regular social media safety check-ups to make sure your kids are not engaging with strangers online.

Our school recently invited a

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Parents Are Giving 'Kik' the Boot

Recent news stories have parents more worried than ever about the social media habits of tweens and teens. We’ve compiled some information and resources for parents looking for guidance.

Christine Elgersma of Common Sense Media recently wrote a story for CNN entitled What parents need to know when…

Posted by Jan Hyland on Sunday March 12, 2017 at 05:03PM
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Make Your Own Tie Dye Stationery


Recently, naturalists from Black Hill Regional Park showed our 8th graders how to use shaving cream to tie dye paper to make covers for their nature journals. We thought we’d share the how-tos so you can add a little color to what’s left of the winter months. You can use this technique to make …

Posted by Jan Hyland on Friday February 10, 2017 at 03:56PM
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empathy


empathy

noun em·pa·thy \ˈem-pə-thē\

Merriam Webster Definition of Empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience…

Posted by Jan Hyland on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 04:52PM
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Reading Aloud Works Like Magic


Children and parents alike cherish bedtime stories. As you might expect, these moments offer more than just fun snuggle time. They are proven to be an important part of a child’s development and can impact their reading skills and habits well beyond early childhood.

The American Academy of Pediatrics…

Posted by Jan Hyland on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 09:37AM
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What To Do When Your Kid Wants a Smartphone


Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Sooner or later (usually sooner), your child is going to want one. At some point, you might even think they need one. How do you decide what’s “right” for your child?

There are many different views and individual factors that each family needs to weigh -- …

Posted by Jan Hyland in Technology on Monday September 12, 2016 at 02:49PM
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Kids wild for Pokémon Go? Try other apps to capture real wildlife!


Chances are your kids (or at least kids they know) have spent a good part of their summer capturing fictional creatures using Pokémon Go! Some parents love that their kids are asking to go outside on walks and visit historical sites. They say their kids are moving more and interacting with neighbors…

Posted by Jan Hyland in Learning in Nature on Friday August 19, 2016
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Talking to Kids About the Unspeakable

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many …

Posted by robin on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at 10:46AM
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Scientific Eye Candy


With Spring Break coming to an end, we thought parents might need something to pass time on a rainy day or fill down time on your travels. So, we’ve compiled some eye-catching scientific images that we think parents and kids alike will enjoy. Click on the headings to see more images.

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Posted by Jan Hyland on Friday April 1, 2016 at 11:34AM
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Is Stress Contagious? Inoculate Your Kids from Your Anxiety

Parents worry about the flu, colds, and head lice. Parents get overwhelmed about managing drop-off, pick-up, tuition, and after-school activities. Parents are forced to schedule their life and their child’s life and stick to it, which isn’t always easy. Stress is palpable. And, because stress is so …

Posted by Jan Hyland on Friday March 4, 2016 at 12:21PM
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