September 2015 • Volume 32 • Issue 7
EDITOR & PUBLISHER Michele Miller General Manager Paul Kline SALES REPRESENTATIVES Jennifer Staebell Susan Lojacono GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Karen Wawszczyk Melanie Schroeder CONTRIBUTORS Barbara Blackburn • Donna Phillips Patrick Hempfing • Deborah Williams Kathy Lundquist • Myrna Beth Haskell
Where It’s At! Back to School
6 n Growing Up Online How is Social Media Changing Our Schools? by Carolyn Jabs 8 n 22 People Who Succeeded in Spite of a Learning Disability or AD/HD: An Inspirational Article to Share with Your Child by Kimberly Blaker 10 n Classroom Connections: 12 Ways to Support Your Child’s Teacher this Year by Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D.
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12 n 4 Ways to Encourage Independence Every Day by Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D. 18 n Shape the Future: 8th Grade College Counseling: Why More Students are Starting College Prep Earlier 20 n Shape the Future: High School’s Final Year: Supporting Your College-Bound Child by Diane Turner Maller 46 n One Parent’s Experience: Staying Home by Tiffany Doerr Guerzon 48 n Bringing Home the Bacon: Fifteen Part Time Jobs for Moms by Pam Molnar
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Regulars: 4 n Family Matters / Tips & Tidbits 5 n Letters / Web Finds / What’s New In The Kid Biz 14 n Pick of the Literature by Dr. Donna Phillips 16 n Dear Teacher by Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts 22 n Family Travel Norfolk, Virginia by Deborah Williams 28 n Calendar of Events 32 n MoMENts From Fatherhood Labor of Love by Patrick Hempfing 33 n Parent Previews Home by Kerry Bennett 34 n Tweens and Teens The Lockout: Volunteering at Your Teen’s School When He Doesn’t Want You There by Myrna Beth Haskell 36 n Single Parenting Setting Boundaries: The first of a three-part series on parenting teens by Diane Dierks, LMFT 54 n The Kid Friendly Kitchen Vegetarian Quesadillas by Kathy Lundquist 55 n The Kiddie Gourmet JD’s Smokin Grill and Bar by Barbara Blackburn
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Published on Aug 24, 2015
Published on Aug 24, 2015
Western New York Family Magazine Digital Edition. The September Issue includes lots of Back to School articles and a special Shape the Futur...