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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

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Closing Out Your Child's School Year

Summer has arrived! Before you break out the sunscreen, take a few moments to clean up and organize your child’s school paperwork and get ready for next year. Let’s focus on general paper accumulation such as homework, school notices, awards, test papers, etc.  

Any school papers you decide to keep should be limited to special pieces. These decisions can be difficult, so here are some filters you can use when sorting through these papers.
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Topics: Parenting

Last-Minute Father's Day Crafts To Score a Home Run

It's amazing how quickly Father's Day can creep up on you. One minute you're planning for the last day of school and trying to figure out what you're going to do with the kids who are home all summer, and the next you're scrambling through the store trying desperately to come up with that perfect gift to show dad just how priceless he is to your family. Father's Day is just around the corner, but if you want to involve your little darlings in the process of creating the perfect gift, it's not too late to design a gift dad will be sure to treasure.

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Topics: Parenting

A Weekend Getaway to Hershey, PA

When you're looking for a fun weekend getaway that's only a few hours from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the town of Hershey is a wonderful choice. This community attracts visitors from near and far, and for good reason. If you and your family enjoy roller coasters, chocolate, and good family fun, you will love Hershey! Here are a few of the unique sights to see in the area.

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Topics: Parenting

Enjoyable Spring Activities for Children

Spring not only awakens the earth and makes it ready to grow fruit, vegetables, and other products, but it's also the time when children yearn to be outdoors doing something constructive and entertaining. Since the weather tends to be unpredictable, some indoor activities can be geared towards teaching lessons about the season while having fun at the same time.

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Topics: Parenting

Celebrate Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day has become an excuse to be off work and party. While there is nothing wrong with relaxing and spending time with family and friends over Memorial Day weekend, it is important that we teach our children about the meaning of the holiday. 

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Topics: Parenting

Why Astronomy Education Matters

Friday, May 13, 2016 marked an interesting juxtaposition in our culture. Many of us think of Friday the 13th as a day to reflect on the superstitions and rituals that make our species so unique. This year May 13th also happened to land on Astronomy Day — a day to celebrate the extraordinary science and enjoyable pastime that has shaped humanity in profoundly positive ways.

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Topics: Education

Sweet Charity: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

When it comes to finding ways to get children involved in the community, many people draw a blank. Parents often think their child is too young, too irresponsible, or too busy to truly help anyone. However, the truth of the matter is, anyone can help their community, even if it is in a small way, and everyone should help in any way they can. Giving back is truly rewarding, and after donating their time and efforts your kids are likely to ask to do so more often.

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Topics: Fundraising

Gifts from the Heart for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 8, 2016. People everywhere will be buying chocolates and picking flowers to show mom just how much she is loved. Unfortunately, many times children — the people who should be showing the most appreciation — are left out of this holiday. Often dad will go out and purchase a gift and say it's from the kids, but it just isn't the same as giving something homemade from the heart.

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Topics: Mother's Day

Spring Garden Activities for Children

Springtime means gardens! Flowers, fruits, and veggies are starting to sprout and summer is just around the corner. As the weather begins to change, you are sure to want to spend time with the kids. Involving children in your spring gardening is the perfect way to get outside and spend quality time together. When you finish your planting, watering, and weeding, you can spend some extra time in your pretty new garden and try one or two of these spring activities for children

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Topics: Parenting

Rainy Day Activities for Children to Keep them from Going Stir-Crazy

Rainy days in combination with children cooped up in the house can be a prescription for aggravation for both the kids and the adults. However, if you have a plan in advance, these kinds of occasions can be fun and an opportunity to promote family bonding.

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Topics: Parenting

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