Tips for Virtual Learning

Adjusting to virtual learning can be a challenging experience for some students and their parents. Here are some common issues experienced by students with some tips on how to overcome them. Struggling with time management Many students enrolled in virtual schooling struggle with time management. They may find it hard to stay focused on the […]

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Toddler Talk: What are they really trying to say?

The toddler stage of development is filled with exciting milestones. Your child is learning to speak and is starting to use words to try to tell you what she is thinking. However, toddlers do not yet have the verbal skills to express complex thoughts and still heavily rely upon body language to communicate. Many toddler […]

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Let’s Help Turn Around Columbus

In January 2021, Turn Around Columbus, a local community development organization, broke ground on its new project, the Victory Garden and Farm. The garden and farm is being developed on 10 vacant acres on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Columbus. This project is part of the organization’s mission to provide work-based education programs that help youth gain […]

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Now Hiring: Junior Park Rangers

The Junior Ranger program at Georgia State Parks offers families an opportunity to combine fun outdoors with learning. The program features activities specific to the 59 state parks and historic sites in Georgia. The program is written at a third-grade level but everyone in the family is welcome to participate and become Junior Rangers. To […]

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Starting a Family Game Night

Over the past 10 months, our family has become a lot less busy. While this is a result of a global pandemic, this change in pace for our family has been a welcomed one. Our weeks aren’t filled with activities every night, running around from place to place. Starting a family game night may sound […]

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Highlight on Feeding the Valley Food Bank

For 38 years, Feeding the Valley Food Bank has served families in need in the Chattahoochee Valley region. The need for nutritional assistance is not limited to the holiday season and Feeding the Valley Food Bank works year-round to help families in an 18-county region. In the last fiscal year, Feeding the Valley Food Bank […]

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Benefits of Family Gaming

By Ryan Gutowski of One Board Family As a kid, I loved learning new games from my grandmother. Most of the time they were simple card games, but it didn’t change the fact that I was actually learning some pretty important life lessons around that dining room table. Taking time to play games with family […]

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THE BASICS for Baby’s Development

Parents are more concerned than ever before with their child’s development and wondering if they are doing enough to support it. Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain is developed by the time they are three years old? What if there were five simple, free, and fun ways for parents and caregivers to […]

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Facilitating Good Decision-Making

Ever looked at your child in bewilderment and asked: “What were you thinking?!” Then you know that kids, especially teens, can make some profoundly poor decisions. Luckily, we can help them learn smart decision-making skills and manage mistakes—without feeling the need to helicopter over their every move. Blame biology. “Understand that your kids aren’t just being […]

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