As a mom of two young children, I am blessed to work in a school where I have access to top-notch faculty at one of the nation's premiere independent schools for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. I often ask them for recommendations for my kids: what's the best way to nurture my 5-year-olds budding interest in art? How do I raise my daughter to be confident and independent? How do I talk to my kids in an age-appropriate way about Martin Luther King Jr. and why we celebrate MLK Day? Since many of you may also be asking yourself this last question, we've compiled a list of book recommendations from our expert Peck faculty. Enjoy!
As a mom and a school psychologist, I often reflect on what separates a good school from a great one. The answer is often the focus that the whole community invests in fostering the well-being of all its members. This focus often comes into practice under the label of social-emotional learning in schools.
Recently, I had a conversation with a parent about diversity in children’s literature, and they commented, “I would love some suggestions. Sometimes I look at a book and wonder if is meant for my child.”
Chef Joe likes to rev up these classic Italian comfort dishes with hidden nutrients. The results are juicy and delicious meatballs and a tasty marinara that will please your children without drawing too much attention to the healthy vegetables inside.
Holidays are times of tradition that can change very little from year to year. Yet, because technology has grown exponentially, and is so embedded in our daily functioning, how do preserve our traditions for family time together over the holidays? The following suggestions offer a mindful technology framework for this holiday season intended to balance the traditions of your family’s time together with the reality of technology.
Wow your guests this holiday season with healthy and unique hors d'oeuvres that are easy to make and will surely be a crowd pleaser. Chef Joe and Chef Chris provide two recommendations that will add some autumn tastes blended with summer colors to your dinner party or informal holiday get together! Enjoy! Share your favorite holiday hors d'oeuvres with us in the comments.
Seared Ginger Shrimp with Mango Puree