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Author: Leah O'Gwynn Kackley

National Park Week: Pick a Park To See For Free!

  By: Leah Kackley A few of the great treasures of this beautiful nation are the national parks. Some are historical and some are visual treasures, but all are worth visiting. April 21, 2018 is the first day of National Park Week, AND it’s the day that the Parks offer free admission to everyone. This year National Park Week runs from April 21 through April 29, and it’s a wonderful time to explore these amazing places. In addition to the free-admission day on April 21, parks will have a varying schedule of special programs during the week, so check that...

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When Grandparents Become the Parents

By: Leah Kackley Few things can humble an adult more than parenting. Emotional, mental, financial and physical challenges come as almost a surprise, but the deep love and joy that children bring to parents make those challenges an accepted, almost embraced, part of the journey. Imagine, though, what that journey is like combined with legal problems, zero preparation, additional guilt or shame, without the physical advantage of youth, or without community support. Quite often, this is what grandparents are facing when they find themselves in the position of raising their grandkids. Roe Hunter, MA, LPC, NCC is a counselor with...

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P&K How To: How To Know When Your Child Needs Academic Help

No child is immune to academic struggles. However, some kids seem to breeze through their challenges while others get mired down. The challenge for parents is knowing when to simply push harder and when to engage extra help. Here are a few signposts that signal a need for academic tutoring. As pie-in-the-sky as it may sound, the advice to trust your gut really does apply here. Parents know when kids are simply being lazy and not doing assignments. But when there is a legitimate disconnect in the learning process, and it is obvious that information that has been presented...

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P&K How To: How To Choose A VBS

Gone are the days when Vacation Bible School meant having a cookie cutter week in the summer at your home church. These days picking a VBS to attend is a bit like looking at a Thanksgiving buffet table. Options abound and they are all so fantastic. Here are a few tips to make the choosing a little smoother. Nail down your open weeks. Account for vacations and other already planned activities, and check your availability. Hopefully, you’ve already planned to attend your own church’s summer activities. But if there are other churches you’d like for the kids to visit,...

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P&K How To: How To Choose A Summer Camp

In the P&K Area, there is quite a smorgasbord of summer camp opportunities for kids, and there seem to be new offerings every year. Now is a great time to start thinking about which camps to choose, as summer schedules begin to fill up. Narrowing down your options is key.  First, determine the budget. A $200 per week camp when the budget only allows a $125 per week is a deal breaker. Unless there is a compelling reason to reconfigure the family finances for an activity, it’s best to be reasonable and stick to the predetermined camp allowances. No guilt here!  But special circumstances might make scholarships available to certain camps. For example, a local...

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