lessons for kids. from banksy.
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Banksy, the British street artist, is in residence on the streets of New York this month.  Banksy’s primary medium is graffiti, designed as social commentary and meant to provoke. I realize that a graffiti artist might not be every parent’s first choice as a role mode for their children.  But when I found myself checking […]

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harry potter weekend: 2013!
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    For two days, October 18th and October 19th, be prepared to immerse yourself and your family in the imaginary world of J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Festival is back. And it’s transforming the Chestnut Hill community. Literally.   Neighborhood businesses, food establishments and shops are all part of the backdrop of […]

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minecraft family meeting
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  Has the Minecraft craze hit your house yet?  It’s been going strong in ours for well over a year.  Around here, we see Minecraft as a really great game for kids.  It’s engaging, it’s social, it’s creative, it’s strategic, and who doesn’t want to build and create their own worlds?. But Minecraft is also […]

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homework tips… for teachers

Though we established the spotty record of homework, the reality is that most schoolchildren have homework.  And although our focus is primarily on parenting, homework has such a huge impact on family life that offering tips for teachers might spark ideas that address home-school workflow issues.  This list provides a variety of starting points for […]

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cheer on the philly 3 day walkers this weekend!
Photo Caption: 2012 3 Day Walkers Bridget Rose and Kristina Wesselink pose with cheerers Maya Gerlach and Annika Forsthoefel at the Chestnut Hill Cheering Station last October

Why should you cheer on the walkers? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Philly kicks it off with a bang! The Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walkers walk from Willow Grove all the way to the Navy Yard. A total of sixty miles in three days. Walkers walk for many reasons. Some are survivors […]

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