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have been there with my first child, now a senior at TX A&M, and in a few years I will be there again with my daughter! The best way to care for your young adult who is off to college is to pray for them without ceasing.

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Lord, as he looks for a fresh start, remind him of your faithfulness every morning no matter where he calls home. As she looks for community, remind her you are always with her no matter where she may go. May he know the greatest adventures are found in your presence, the greatest love comes from your heart. When insecurity, comparison, disappointment and failure knock on her dorm room door, may she turn to you with her questions rather than run the other way. Weave your wisdom into the fibers of his soul, bearing the fruit of confidence, clarity, contentment and a light heart. May she not despise her body, rather may she learn to receive and respect her shape as a gift. May he not despise his weakness, rather may he see how weakness brings a daily reminder to trust. May they not fear failure, rather may they thrive in the midst of it. Help them to find true friends and be a true friend in turn. Help them find their voice and to use it to be an advocate for themselves and for others. Replace her shame with courage. Replace his confusion with peace. Replace her fear with a love that moves within her beyond her ability to understand. May your grace surprise them kindly. Amen.

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Don’t discount these early years as a primer for setting good scholastic habits and foundations for learning. Studies have found that high quality preschool programs can provide academic advantages into the high school years and even college. Advantages include more positive interactions with peers, greater expressiveness, and some programs have been found to foster language development.

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Dinner and a movie are great, but if you really want to keep the love alive, try something new. Research shows that couples who spend time together doing new and exciting activities are more satisfied with their relationships. Bring back the spark by simply doing something different - together. Hey, skip the babysitter and go on a date while your child is in school. If you know you have personal or sick days at work, use them, and go to your favorite restaurant for lunch and enjoy the lower lunch-time rates. Maybe head over to the local museum. It’ll be fun.

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GET A HOBBY If your only hobby is “raising kids”, you might want to dabble in a new one too. Studies show that having a hobby, specifically one that involves visual thinking, learning from doing, and art and music, may help you become more successful. Other studies show that hobbies are good for your brain as you age. Enjoyable leisure activities are associated with lower blood pressure, lower body mass, less depression and improved heart functions. And we just thought they were fun!

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Homework + Social Media The lure of social media is more than most kids can handle. And that lure results in extending the amount of time it takes to do homework. Every time your student stops studying to check on a post, he has to retrace work he has already done when he gets started again. Encourage him instead to put the phone away while he studies and see how quickly he finishes his assignments. Then he can enjoy his social media time uninterrupted as well. Getting to bed earlier would be a nice bonus too.


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Samantha, mom of 2 Q. Is it true that children going into PreK need to know their numbers and alphabet before enrolling? A. When you are looking for a school, keep in mind that every school is different, just like every child is different. My first thought is to say no, requiring children as young as yours to know their numbers and alphabet before starting school, is not what you will find at most schools. But in today’s day and age, there are almost as many different types of schools available as there are types of children! Look for a school that makes you feel good about what they will learn there, regardless of what they know coming in. Kim Bacon | Sloan School Office Manager

Mary Beth, mom of 4 teens Q. Is eating gluten free an effective weight loss plan? A. Gluten free is trending, however, experts in the field of nutrition caution on jumping on a bandwagon that has little evidence to support the weight loss part of a gluten free diet. Those with celiac disease or who have been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity are directed to a diet plan that eliminates all foods that contain gluten, and there are a plethora of foods that naturally do not contain gluten. Going “no gluten” would eliminate many foods that are good for you, especially good fiber sources. And research does show that a fiber-rich diet is linked to lower body weight!

Amy, mom of teenage boy Q. My teenager seems to be a multi-tasker. How can I help him to focus more on getting a task done and then moving on to the next one. A. Well you may have part of the answer in your question. Help him to realize that multi-tasking is less effective. Research actually suggests that multi-tasking can make learning less effective because switching from one activity to another is less efficient and he may make more errors. Have him become more efficient by setting a pre-determined amount of time to study, read, explore or create. One subject at a time. Additionally, if he is using his cell phone to google information on a subject, he may be setting himself up for major distractions, like an incoming text or Instagram post alert that he just has to like. Help him recognize this. His overall test scores will also be an indication for a homework change. Mary Ellen | Editor and Registered Dietitian editor@suburbanparent.com

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How can I tell if my child is shy or scared of other children? A. It’s important to pay attention to your child’s physical responses inside their body in these situations. Does your child exhibit a physiological change when around other children? Fear responses can create increased heartbeat, create rapid breathing, fight or flight responses, or a child can freeze up and become paralyzed with fear. A child who does not exhibit these physical changes may simply be shy and guarded around peers. A child may cling to their caregiver for emotional safety in these situations. With either the shy or frightened child, the caregiver’s role is to provide emotional support and safety for the child. Try doing a quick check in with your child. Statements like “I notice you like to be hidden or close to mom when around other children. I wonder if you feel shy or scared.” Sometimes naming the feeling can help create a better understanding for the child and parent. Robi Heath, M.Ed, LPC Registered Play Therapist


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Laugh Out Loud All on One Plate This will be an invaluable resource for mothers who have internalized societal messages of obligation and might not see the big picture. “When mothers routinely feel guilty, stressed out and overcommitted, it is likely that something in our culture is contributing to this,” Brown writes. “Yet many of the mothers I interviewed thought the problem was with them and that they were doing something wrong, or that it is easier for other mothers.” Relax, Brown says. It’s not just you. Solveig Brown Age: Moms

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Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms This brand-new devotional provides practical encouragement for single moms in the trenches of life. A beautiful book of encouragement for an entire year! 365 Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms is a spiritual boost for those who need it most. Written by those who have been there. Brief, easy-to-read meditations are ideal for time-starved single moms and feature encouraging scriptures and prayers. Barbor Publishing Ages: Moms

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How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd Edition An updated edition which includes information about the neuroscience of child development! And sensitive periods (birth to six years) in which they are primed to learn. These opportunities don’t come twice. Packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and games that build confidence and independence through active learning. Tim Seldin Ages: Parents and Caregivers

Jimmy loves reading so much that he’s inspired to start his own book company—as marvelous and fun as Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. It’s a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy— some would even say it’s laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But Jimmy’s doubters soon learn that he’s not the kind of kid who gives up easily. Jimmy’s story is entertaining and relatable in every way – what kid wouldn’t want to be their own boss and leave the grown-ups in the dust? James Patterson

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f your child is starting a new school this year, he may be concerned about finding his classroom, getting along with his teacher or making new friends. Academic pressure increases kids’ anxieties. As a parent, you can help your child confront and conquer newschool jitters. Here are 10 ways to help kids get comfortable.

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Find friends “Don’t make a kid go in cold,” says early childhood

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education specialist Maureen Taylor, Ed.D. “Spend your summer finding and introducing your child to students their age or younger who will attend the same school.” Even one familiar face can go a long way to increase kids’ confidence.

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Check yourself “Sometimes kids pick up on parents’ worries about sending the child to school,” says clinical psychologist

Lawrence Levy, Psy.D. Monitor your own anxiety and be vigilant of signals you send. Talking with the principal, teacher and other parents can calm your fears and prevent them from amplifying kids’ school-related stress.

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Visit the school Attend orientation or create your own self-guided tour. Walk around the buildings and grounds with your child. Give him a campus map if


one is available. If students must walk from one class to another between periods, practice the shortest route so your child knows he can get from gym to English class in the time allotted.

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Talk it up The stories kids tell themselves about their new-school transition have a major impact on their emotions. Count down the days until school begins with X’s on the calendar or using a paper chain in the new school colors. Create a sense of anticipation and excitement. Use optimistic words and phrases to give her story a positive tone.

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Meet the staff Head to campus before school starts to meet the principal, teachers and other personnel – including coaches, the nurse and the office staff – if possible. Many staff members go back to work several weeks before the first day of school.

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Be a player Pack a picnic lunch and go to the school playground just for fun. Spend unstructured time in your child’s soon-to-be stomping grounds. Familiarity with the outdoor environment and play equipment makes recess and lunch time less intimidating for school-age kids.

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Team up “Make your child a participant in back-to-school preparations, instead of doing things for him,” says Levy. Shop together for supplies, clothing and athletic gear. Let your child express his personal style and favorite hobbies with a special backpack or book covers. Kids gain a sense of control and independence when they assist with back-to-school prep.

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Stack the deck Work with your child to list appropriate get-to-know-you questions and personal facts she can use during early (and sometimes awkward) peer interactions. Favorite movies, hobbies, sports and magic tricks are interesting things to share with new friends. Knowing what to say eases fears about the social scene.

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Anticipate challenges. The level of difficulty, class schedule or homework load may be different at your child’s new school. Tune in to kids’ concerns. Help your child create a plan to keep track of assignments and complete work on time. Look for tutors in subjects that are most challenging for your child. An academic plan of attack can relieve the performance pressure your child may feel.

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Take a token Kids feel more secure when they have a comfort object tucked away in their book bag or locker. Let your child select a small token to take with him to school – it can be his secret worry-busting weapon. A tiny toy, a favorite piece of clothing, or a silly photo of the family dog can bring a smile to a nervous new student. New school transitions are harder for some students than others – you know your child’s temperament best. “Some kids breeze into a new classroom as if they did it every day,” says Taylor. “Others are anxious and withdrawn whether they are 5 years old or 11.” Offer extra reassurance and be patient while your student adjusts. Before long, she’ll be singing the school fight song and looking forward to the upcoming carnival. SP

Heidi Smith Luedtke is a personality psychologist, former educator and mom of two. She is the author of Detachment Parenting.

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As I sit here, I can see you standing at the edge of our nest, peering down into the vast world that awaits you and my only thought is, “What if I pushed him?” That’s right. I said it. Pushed him. Oh, don’t look so surprised. Many mother birds with teenagers feel the same way. I’m just saying it out loud. Baby birds have a sense of entitlement like no other creature. You lay around the nest all day waiting for my return with today’s catch. When I am home, you snuggle under my warm wing while I face the pelting rain and wind. Do you realize how hard I work to bring home a well-balanced meal to a picky eater? We are not ducks, you know. People are not just throwing bread to us. Your father and I have to work for our food. All I hear are complaints. “Worms again? Why don’t you bring home any grasshoppers?” I’ll tell you why. The grasshoppers are harder to find. They hide in tall grasses. I’m not going in there. If something happened to me, you would have to fend for yourself. I know you think you are ready, but you are not. Have you even practiced flapping your wings on your own? When your scores at flying school were low, your father and I paid for you to have a private tutor. Yet you are still falling behind on your flying ability. Do you know what happens to birds that can’t fly? They crash into windows and get caught in garages. Do you remember what happened to the Robins? They built their nest in the Dogwood bush so their sons wouldn’t be too high off

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the ground for their first solo flight. The boys didn’t think they needed to practice and fell to the ground during their first attempt. I don’t even think they saw that Labrador coming. And flying is just a part of it. How do you plan to feed yourself? Mrs. Bluebird told me that her son Jay brought home some Japanese Beetles that were sitting on the leaves outside of their nest. Now that’s what I am talking about. He can’t fly yet, but he is still able to find something to eat. How is that possible? Ingenuity. It’s something you are lacking. You are too busy chirping to your friends across the park. Yeah, I hear you. Practicing that high pitched mating call and boasting about finding a big breasted chick. What woman in her right mind is going to want to lay her eggs in her motherin-law’s nest? No chick worth having, I’ll tell you. If you want to get the attention of the girls in the oak tree, you better start listening to what I am saying. Don’t get your feathers ruffled. We understand. We want you to leave this nest as much as you do. You are growing too big and eating us out of nest and tree. We love you, spend our time protecting you and teaching you everything we know. But now it is time for you to apply what you have learned. Find your own bugs, make your own home, stay away from the wrong side of the food chain and you will do fine. But please hurry up. Your father and I are headed to our nest in Florida this winter and there is only room for two. SP

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Summer Art Camp at Sunshine Glaze

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Ages 5 and Up. Explore different art mediums with new projects each day. Call for times. $28 per child, per class. Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave, Southlake 817-424-1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

10am-6pm. Uncover a world buried over time. Explore the social, natural, and spiritual realms of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214-428-5555 www.perotmuseum.org

2 | WEDNESDAY Kids Weekly Story and Craft Time

10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-6 yrs. Bring the kids for a story and craft. Whole Foods Market, 4041 Waller Creek, Highland Village 469-601-5391

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Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures on GeO-Deck

6pm. Free two-hour class to discover where your food comes from by growing your own vegetables. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design, disease and insect identification and more. MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles, Lewisville 972-538-5949 www. mclgrand.com

Summer Art Camp at Sunshine Glaze

11am-12pm. Experience a 360-degree view of the best Dallas has to offer from 470 feet in the air. Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas 214-712-7040 www. reuniontower.com

Ages 5 and Up. Explore different art mediums with new projects each day. Call for times. $28 per child, per class. Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave, Southlake 817-424-1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

Tween Wilderness Workshop

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1pm-4pm. Ages 10-14 yrs. Fun, inspirational workshops specifically designed for tweens. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817-491-6333 www. bjnc.org

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9am-10pm. Experts say that what you believe controls the outcome – that thoughts come true. Visit us online for more information. Firewalking Institute of Research and Education, 1208 Oak Drive, Flower Mound 800-218-0055 www.firewalking.com

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First Fridays at the Farm

10am-12pm. Each month features a different theme and a participation fee of $3 per person is required. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St, Grapevine, Texas, 817-410-3185 www. grapevinetexasusa.com/ nash-farm

Barrel Race Show

12pm. The event is free admission, free parking, and concessions will be available for purchase. Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Drive, Dallas 214-426-3400 www.fairpark.org

Adult Canvas Class at Sunshine Glaze

7-9pm. Mature Teens and Adults. Learn to paint your own gorgeous succulent painting! $35 per person. Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave, Southlake 817-424-1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

5 | SATURDAY 6th Annual Family Expo and Big Latch On

9am-1pm. Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week at the 6th Annual Family Expo and Big Latch. This is a FREE, mostly indoor event and is open to the public. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth 817-871-7680 www.fwbg.org

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Find all types of collectibles at more than 70 vendor tables to browse. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road Suite 600, Dallas 214358-3628 www.dallas-eventscenter.com

First Saturday - Special Needs at JumpStreet

9am. All Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park locations open early for our semi-private event for children who have special needs and their families. Find the location closest to you at www.gotjump.com

Rites of Passage - High School

9am-10pm. Experts say that what you believe controls the outcome – that thoughts come true. Visit us online for more information. Firewalking Institute of Research and Education, 1208 Oak Drive, Flower Mound 800-218-0055 www.firewalking.com

Family Festivals - Musical Moderns: Family Weekend

10am-5pm. Drop by the education studios to groove with some lively tunes and create colorful mixed-media works inspired by modern artists who also loved music. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817-332-8451 www. kimbellart.org

Let’s Play Gaming Expo 10am-5pm. An Interactive Video Game Convention

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timeout with vendors, arcades, tournaments and much more! Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving www. letsplaygamingexpo.com

Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. www.coppellfarmsersmarket. org. See ad in this issue.

Texas Husky Rescue Meet and Greet

11am-2pm. Looking for a new pack member? Stop by to meet some of our adoptable huskies. PetSmart, 6060 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound 877-894-8759 www. texashuskyrescue.org

6 | SUNDAY Dallas Farmers Market Open Daily!

10am-8pm. The Market contains four anchor restaurants, a mixture of local specialty foods, artisanal food vendors. Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas www. dallasfarmersmarket.org

Let’s Play Gaming Expo

10am-5pm. An Interactive Video Game Convention with Vendors, Arcades, Tournaments and much more! Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving www. letsplaygamingexpo.com

Comedy and Magic Show for all Ages

1pm. Two very talented magicians have you in awe no matter your age! Come early for lunch. Improv Addison, 4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas 972-404-8501 www. improvaddison.com

First Thursday Late Nights

7-9pm. Perot Museum-Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214-428-5555 www. perotmuseum.org

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7 | MONDAY Fall Dance Classes Start

Denton Ballet Academy, 637 Londonderry Ln, Denton 940-891-0830 www. dentonballetacademy.com. See ad in this issue.

Minecraft Engineering with LEGO® Materials

9am-12pm. Ages 5-12 yrs. Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Colleyville Rec Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville 817-503-1180 www. colleyville.com

Creature Feature at the Arboretum

9am. Ages 4 and Up. Investigate where animals live, how they survive and what makes them unique. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www.dallasarboretum.org

Forest Explorers Coppell Nature Park

9:30-11am. This is a chance for children to get together and play however their little hearts and hands desire. Coppell Nature Park and Biodiversity Education Center Park, 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell www.forestschoolforall.com/ collintx

8 | TUESDAY Public Tour of the Japanese Garden

10-11am. Learn about the design of Japanese Gardens and receive an introduction to the horticulture and history found in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth 817871-7680 www.fwbg.org

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Brookhaven Community College Big Band

7pm. Jazz favorites at the Library. Farmers Branch Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch 972-247-2511 www. farmersbranchlibrary.org

10 | THURSDAY Tween Wilderness Workshop

1pm-4pm. Ages 10-14 yrs. Fun, inspirational workshops specifically designed for tweens. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817-491-6333 www. bjnc.org

Esther - The Musical

7pm. Stage Right Ministry will perform Esther, the story of a young Jewish girl who became queen of Persia. Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound 972-539-8547 www.tmumc.org

Night Hike Owl Prowl

8pm-10pm. Join the Trinity River Audubon Center for a night hike, owl prowl, and s’mores! Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas 214-398-8722 www.trinityriver. audubon.org

11 | FRIDAY Active Adult Health Fair

10am-2pm. This free event will feature dozens of vendors providing information on health and wellness, gardening, nutrition, fitness, caregiving, and senior housing. Flower Mound Seniors in Motion, 2701 W. Windsor Drive, Flower Mound 972-874-6110 www.flowermound.com/seniors

Yogees Yoga 4 Kids

10:30am-11am. Ages 3-5 yrs. Bring a yoga mat and meet at NorthCourt for a literary journey through yoga breathing, stretching, story and shavasa-

na. Presented by Bookmarks Library inside NorthPark. NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas 214-671-1381 www. dallaslibrary.org

Me and My American Girl Doll Class

4:30-6:30pm. Ages 5 and Up. Paint a flip flop box for yourself and make DIY sandals for your doll! Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave., Southlake 817-424-1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

Hamiltunes Sing-along

6-9pm. All ages. Lend your voices to a Hamilton Singalong. Farmers Branch Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch 972-247-2511 www. farmersbranchlibrary.org

Movie in the Park “The Sandlot”

8:30pm. Grab a chair, a blanket and come out to enjoy a movie at sunset. Little Elm Park, 701 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm 972-731-3296 www. littleelmfun.org

12 | SATURDAY North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Find all types of collectibles at more than 70 vendor tables to browse. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Dallas 214-358-3628 www. dallas-events-center.com

Information Session and Open House

10am. Have questions about Montessori training or an upcoming training course? RSVP. Montessori Institute of North Texas, 13612 Midway Rd, Suite 292, Dallas 214-5036802 www.montessori-mint.org

Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. www.coppellfarmsersmarket. org. See ad in this issue.

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timeout Adopt-A-Pet: Coppell Petco 11am-3pm. Please stop by and see us and our adoptable animals at our Adopt-A-Pet Saturday at the Petco Coppell, 106 N. Denton Tap Rd., Coppell 972-462-1121 www. coppellhumanesociety.com

Family Handprints in Clay

11am-1pm. All ages. Sign up for a time slot to have your prints taken in clay to create a one of a kind clay bowl! $15 per handprint. Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 Carroll Ave, Southlake 817-424-1417 www. sunshineglaze.com

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11:30am-12pm. Every Saturday enjoy the amazing free entertainment provided by Galleria Dallas and our friends from Slappy’s Playhouse. Dallas Galleria - Level 3 Near the Children’s Play Place, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972-258-6313 www. slappyandmonday.com

Esther - The Musical

2 and 7pm. Stage Right Ministry will perform Esther, the story of a young Jewish girl who became queen of Persia. Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound 972-539-8547 www. tmumc.org

13 | SUNDAY Comedy and Magic Show for All Ages

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1pm. Two very talented magicians have you in awe no matter your age! Come early for lunch. Improv Addison, 4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas 972-404-8501 www. improvaddison.com

Esther - The Musical

2pm. Stage Right Ministry will perform Esther, the story of a young Jewish girl who became queen of Persia. Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound 972-539-8547 www.tmumc.org

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14 | MONDAY Forest Explorers Coppell Nature Park

9:30-11am. This is a chance for children to get together and play however their little hearts and hands desire. Coppell Nature Park and Biodiversity Education Center Park, 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell www.forestschoolforall.com/ collintx

15 | TUESDAY Radiant Health Workshop

7pm. Come receive all the latest insights into alternative and preventative ways to take care of your health. Covenant Life Center, Plumdale Drive, Carrollton www.facebook.com/ dustirenea555

16 | WEDNESDAY Kids Weekly Story and Craft Time

10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-6 yrs. Bring the kids for a story and craft. Whole Foods Market, 4041 Waller Creek, Highland Village 469-601-5391

17 | THURSDAY Visit the Perot Museum

10am-6pm. Buy general admission online and save $2 per person! The Perot Museum is your all-in-one destination for family fun. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214-428-5555 www. perotmuseum.org

Free Third Thursday at Trinity River Audubon Center

10am-6pm. Enjoy free admission during regular hours on the third Thursday of every month. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas www. trinityriver.audubon.org

AnimeFest

12pm-7pm. A four-day convention for fans of anime, comics, music and related pop culture. Tickets start at $30


for early bird pricing. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N. Olive Street, Dallas 214-922-8000 www.animefest.org

Where children take their first steps in education and faith!

5pm-10pm. This family fun event features hot air balloons up close and personal with tethered balloon rides every night and balloon ascension and balloon glow. Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, kids’ area. Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village 972-317-7430 www.guidelive.com

North Texas Fair and Rodeo

Runs through Aug 26. 6pm. The North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) is known throughout the Southwest as a leader in bringing the hottest country music talent to the North Texas area each August and offers professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, a premier midway and exciting exhibits. North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton 940-3872632 www.ntfair.com

19 | SATURDAY Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. www.coppellfarmsersmarket. org. See ad in this issue.

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker 2017

Be a part of the tradition with Festival Ballet of North Central Texas. TWU Department of Dance, 1514 Bell Ave, Denton. www.festivalballet.net. See ad in this issue.

Artisan Market and Hatch Chile Roast

8am-1pm. Come experience all things local. Overlook Park at Viridian, 1210 Viridian Park Lane, Arlington 817-200-6543 www.ViridianDFW.com

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North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Find all types of collectibles at more than 70 vendor tables to browse. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Dallas 214358-3628 www.dallas-eventscenter.com

Mother and Son Date

10am-6pm. $25 includes park admission, BBQ lunch, plus 3 hours of unlimited amusement rides, miniature golf, paddle boats, and volleyball. Sandy Lake Amusement Park, 1800 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton 972-242-7449 www. sandylake.com

Walkabout with a Chef

11am. Dallas’ best chefs will share their recipes, show how to shop DFM for the ingredients for their recipe, will demonstrate how to make their dish in The Shed and give culinary tips. The Shed - Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas www. dallasfarmersmarket.org

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market 11am-5pm. Local artists, live music, and food trucks in Dallas most unique neighborhood. Deep Ellum, 2800 Block of Main St, Dallas 214-785-9285

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11:30am-12pm. Every Saturday enjoy the free entertainment provided by Galleria Dallas and our friends from Slappy’s Playhouse. Dallas Galleria Level 3 Near the Children’s Play Place, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972-258-6313 www.slappyandmonday.com

Tails 2 Whiskers Animal Rescue

1-4pm. Adoption events the first and third Saturday of each month at Hollywood Feed Hollywood Feed, 3425 Knight St, Dallas 214-774-9488 www. hollywoodfeed.com

#BrooklynJai Hip Hop Master Class

2-6:30pm. Brooklyn Jai began his dancing career at a young age and began teaching at 13. He is a well- known choreographer from California. 2385 Midway Road #100, Carrollton 972-861-2547 www. cliquestudiosdallas.com

30th Annual Lions Club Balloon Festival

5pm-10pm. This family fun event features hot air balloons up close and personal with tethered balloon rides every night and balloon ascension and balloon glow. Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, kids’ area. Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village 972-317-7430 www. guidelive.com

Back to School Ice Cream Social

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6-8pm. Celebrate the start of a new school year with icy treats from some food trucks! Enjoy music, the playground, and splashing in the fountain. The Square at Old Town, 768 W. Main St., Coppell 972-4625100 www.coppelltx.gov/ parks-rec

20 | SUNDAY When the Earth Shakes

9am-5pm. Jump on the Quake Karaoke platform and match an earthquake seismogram. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort

Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

Tejano August Music Festival

1pm-5pm. Live music featuring a line-up of popular bands. There will be DJ’s playing games with audience participation and prizes. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie 972-6472331 www.tradersvillage.com

Comedy and Magic Show for all Ages

1pm. Two very talented magicians have you in awe no matter your age! Come early for lunch. Improv Addison, 4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas 972-404-8501 www. improvaddison.com

21 | MONDAY Forest Explorers Coppell Nature Park

9:30-11am. This is a chance for children to get together and play however their little hearts and hands desire. Coppell Nature Park and Biodiversity Education Center Park, 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell www.forestschoolforall.com/ collintx

Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Frontiers of Flight Museum 10am-3pm. Join us for this rare occasion when the Sun, Moon, and Earth align to create a total solar eclipse across the United States! The Museum will provide the first 300 visitors a pair of “Eclipse Glasses” FREE with regular admission. Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214-350-3600 www. flightmuseum.com/solareclipse-watch-party

22 | TUESDAY Information Session and Open House

10am. Do you have questions about Montessori training or an upcoming training course? RSVP. Montessori Institute of North Texas, 13612 Midway Road, Suite 292, Dallas 214503-6802 www.montessorimint.org


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26 | SATURDAY

Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

Kids Weekly Story and Craft Time

Farmers Branch Market

9am-5pm. Admission is just $1, with $2 hotdogs, root beer floats, ice cream sundaes and pies. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www. dallasarboretum.org

10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-6 yrs. Bring the kids for a story and craft. Whole Foods Market, 4041 Waller Creek, Highland Village 469-601-5391

24 | THURSDAY QuakeCon 2017

10am. Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, nonstop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to attend and open to the public, Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817778-1000 www.quakecon.org

25 | FRIDAY QuakeCon 2017

10am. Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, nonstop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to attend and open to the public, Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817-778-1000 www.quakecon.org

USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1-4pm. Fun filled weekend of training with some of the greatest martial artists around. Wyndam Garden Dallas North, 2645 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 903-569-4873 www. yourfamilydojo.com

Parent’s Night Out at Sunshine Glaze

5:30-8:30pm. Ages 5 and Up. Bring the kids to create with us. Reservations required. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave., Southlake 817-424-1417 www. sunshineglaze.com

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. www.coppellfarmsersmarket. org. See ad in this issue. 9am-1pm. Live music, food trucks, vendors. 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch www. farmersbranchmarket.com

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Find all types of collectibles at more than 70 vendor tables to browse. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road Suite 600, Dallas 214-358-3628 www.dallas-events-center.com

QuakeCon 2017

10am. Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, nonstop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to attend and open to the public, Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817778-1000 www.quakecon.org

Adopt-A-Pet: Hollywood Feed 11am-3pm. Please stop by and see us and our adoptable animals. Hollywood Feed, 120 S. Denton Tap Road #460, Coppell 972-462-1121 www. coppellhumanesociety.com

Showtime Saturdays

11:30am-12pm. Every Saturday enjoy the amazing free entertainment provided by Galleria Dallas and our friends from Slappy’s Playhouse. Dallas Galleria - Level 3 Near the Children’s Play Place, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972-258-6313 www. slappyandmonday.com

Meet the Greyhounds

1-3pm. Three or four available Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) Greyhounds will be at this event. Petco, 2722 N. Josey Ln, Carrollton 972-503-4258 www.galtx.org

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1pm. Two very talented magicians have you in awe no matter your age! Come early for lunch. Improv Addison, 4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas 972-404-8501 www. improvaddison.com

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2-4pm. Roundup of North Texas trail runners and hikers. All paces are welcome. Grapevine North Shore Trail - MADD Shelter, 2885 Trophy Park Drive, Trophy Club 817-491-9616 www.trophyclubpark.org

of local specialty foods, artisanal food vendors. Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas www. dallasfarmersmarket.org

30 | WEDNESDAY Kids Weekly Story and Craft Time 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-6 yrs. Bring the kids for a story and craft. Whole Foods Market, 4041 Waller Creek, Highland Village 469-601-5391

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28 | MONDAY

Ladies Night at Sunshine Glaze

Garden Time for Kids at Coppell Farmers Market

6-9pm. Ladies enjoy 15% off ceramic painting, mosaics, canvas painting, clay, and glass fusion (excludes ready made items). BYOB. Sunshine Glaze, 405 N Carroll Ave, Southlake 817-424-1417 www. sunshineglaze.com

10:30am. Market is open Saturdays 8am-noon through November. Garden Time for Kids is at 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden every market day. 768 W. Main St., Coppell. Coppellfarmsersmarket.org. See ad in this issue.

Forest Explorers Coppell Nature Park

9:30-11am. A chance for children to get together and play however their little hearts and hands desire. Coppell Nature Park and Biodiversity Education Center Park, 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell www.forestschoolforall.com/collintx

The Rocky Horror Show – Auditions

6:30pm. Ages 18 and Up. Open auditions. CTC Flower Mound, 1200 Parker Square, Flower Mound 940-668-3355 www.nctc.edu

29 | TUESDAY Dallas Farmers Market Open Daily! 10am-8pm. The Market contains four anchor restaurants, a mixture

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SEPTEMBER 29 State Fair of Texas Opens! Fair Park, Dallas. Plan your trip at www.bigtex.com. See ad in this issue.

OCTOBER 10 Grapevine Faith Christian School Open House 7pm. Grapevine Faith exits to develop and graduate authentic Christian leaders. Pre-K – 12th Grade. Next Open House dates are Nov 7 and Dec 5. 729 E. Dallas Rd, Grapevine, 817-442-1605 www.grapevinefaith.com. See ad in this issue.

Please note: Although we strive to bring you the most current information available regarding event dates & times, confirming with the event venue before going is always a good idea.


5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging Don’t be victim! Keep these five tips in mind. BY STEVE KARDIAN 1. KNOW YOUR ROUTE. Being familiar with your route will help you identify abnormalities or deviations in what should be expected. Every environment, and every person, has what is known as a baseline of what is normal noise and behavior. Note any changes, such as a car repeatedly driving by or an unknown person or a hazard along your route. Stay alert and don’t be taken by surprise when there is a change. 2. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS. In order to identify potential danger or a hazard, you need to monitor your surroundings. It’s another way of saying keep your guard up, but it’s not about being hyper vigilant or paranoid. Think of it like a low-level hum of mental activity, like when you look both ways before crossing the street. As you jog, don’t zone out and get lost in thought. Scan your surroundings, and be aware of who and what is around you, including behind you. 3. LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION. Intuition is knowing something without knowing why. If you get an uneasy feeling about someone or something, heed that internal warning. 80% of your brain is dedicated to the subconscious and you are constantly receiving input that could alert you to a danger. Do a tactical pause and ask yourself, how does my body feel? An intuitive feeling could reveal itself by an uneasy sensation in your gut or the hair on the back of your neck standing up or a lump in your throat.  4. DON’T GIVE AWAY YOUR AUDITORY POWER. If you wear earbuds, you will not be able to take in sounds that may identify a danger or hazardous situation. The brain processes

sound much faster than the eyes, as much as 20 to 100 times faster. Listen for noise behind you, and don’t text or chat on the phone while running. If you must wear earbuds, I suggest that you use only one ear bud to give you a slightly better advantage. 5. SELF-DEFENSE DEVICE. I highly recommend the Tigerlight D.A.D. It has police grade pepper spray, a flashlight and a GPS alert system that activates when you deploy the pepper spray. It will alert your contact list that you are in danger and give them your GPS location. Most importantly, it wraps around your hand. Your body has an autonomic reaction when you are surprised, and your hands will automatically open. The Tigerlight D.A.D will remain in your hand. This device is also durable enough to be used as a bludgeon. Use commonsense and be aware of your surroundings when you run, especially if in isolated areas. Don’t let yourself be surprised by blasting music in your earbuds and missing cues from your environment. If you do notice something unexpected, stay alert and monitor whatever caught your eye. Trust your intuition and if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Consider running with the Tigerlight D.A.D. so you are never completely isolated and your contact list will be aware if something happens to you. Practice safe habits for healthy and secure runs. SP Steve Kardian has spent more than thirty years as a career law enforcement officer. He is a certified New York State/FBI defensive tactics instructor and an expert on the criminal mind. Kardian is the author of The New Superpower for Women.

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banana sushi Coolest after school snack ever! Moms, keep in mind little surprises make for a happy kid.

Not a nut fan? See more recipes like this on our Pinterest Page.

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What you need... - 1 medium banana - 1 tablespoon nut butter (any kind will work!) - Optional toppings: chopped nuts, chia seeds, shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts Calories: 202 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 32

What you do... - Peel banana and then spread on 1 tablespoon of nut butter. - Sprinkle on optional toppings and press them lightly into the nut butter to ensure they will stick. - Using a sharp knife, evenly slice banana into “sushi” pieces. - Enjoy right away or transfer onto a baking sheet and freeze for later!

Sugar: 17g Fiber: 5g Protein: 4g

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wholesomeending lunch box bug

what’s for lunch? Packing a healthy whole food lunch is important, Research shows how our children’s attention span, concentration and memory are all impacted by the daily nutrition they receive. All it takes is a little preparation and a weekly plan. Get your grade school kids involved with the meal planning, lunchbox purchase and don’t forget to send them off with a cute and funny note from you!

My son brought a triple decker PB&J nearly daily when he was in high school. It can’t get easier than that! — Mary Ellen, Editor and Registered Dietitian

Also known as food poisoning! At home, make sure your kid’s lunchbox is well cleaned. Wash your hands before preparing lunches on your clean counter surface. Along with the lunch, pack your kid’s lunchbox with moist towelettes so they can have clean hands before eating. Invest in an insulated lunch box or double-up paper bags. Keep it simple with a supply of shelf-stable foods such as crackers, fresh fruits, packaged puddings and canned fruits. Include a high quality cold pack in the lunch box when sending perishable foods for lunch, such as hard-boiled eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese or a sandwich with meat, chicken, turkey or tuna.

tip nutrition label While it may be tempting to choose foods based on marketing phrases such as “all natural” on the label, it’s far more important to pay attention to what’s really inside. Knowing the percent daily values, calorie counts and serving sizes will help you make the best food selections for yourself and your family.

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Hummus is not just an appetizer; use it as a spread on a turkey sandwich and double up on protein!


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