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Sylvan’s Survival Guide for Parents Facing Back-to-School While the idea of waking up at the crack of dawn to prepare lunches, fighting over appropriate school attire and regulating the amount of television watched might have you frazzled, take solace in the fact that you can play a big part in getting your children motivated and excited to tackle a new school year. Read the Full Story
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa: Family Fun and Parental Paradise Growing up, when we vacationed my parents usually selected an inexpensive motel on the outskirts of the place we were visiting. We’d get up early and leave the motel to seek our vacation adventure. The motel was mainly a sleeping place; if there was a pool we kids would swim in lieu of baths and go to bed exhausted from the day’s activities. I’d heard of people who went to hotels for vacation. But that seemed needlessly expensive; I mean, the hotel’s just for sleep, right? Then I took a cruise. Suddenly the appeal of having your “destination” steps from your hotel room dawned on me. In Spring 2016 I discovered the concept of a resort! Read the Full Story
Sprinkled with Love: A Baby Shower for the 2nd or 3rd Child When our first baby was born after years of trying, our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers shared our joy. They hosted baby showers, sent flowers to the hospital, and gave our daughter countless sentimental gifts after her arrival. Two years later, we were blessed with our second child – another daughter -- yet her arrival did not receive the same fanfare the first child got. Read the Full Story
He’s Not a Bad Kid, He’s Just Depressed “I just can’t seem to get him motivated. His grades are terrible. Punishment, rewards, discipline…nothing seems to work.” “My son is just so angry. He keeps having these random outbursts. I don’t know what to do with him.” “He used to be such a sweet boy. Now all of the sudden he’s always in trouble.” Distressed parents often show up in the office of a counselor or doctor with these cries for help.  Depression in boys is often overlooked because it rarely looks like how we think it should – lethargy, sadness, changes in appetite or sleep patterns. Depression mixed with testosterone often shows up as angry outbursts, acting out, trouble focusing or a lack of motivation. Read the Full Story
Ready or Not, Here We Go! (But It’s Better to Be Ready) You can refuse to flip the page on the calendar. You can walk swiftly by all those aisles of pencils and paper at the store. You can even hold your breath and submerge yourself underwater in an attempt to avoid it. But it won’t work. School is starting back soon, whether you’re ready or not. Now. We can either go back into this thing kicking and screaming, or we can be positive and proactive in our approach. Since we should be setting a good example for the kiddos, let’s go with the latter. (Besides, they’re the ones who actually have to go to school every day, right?) If your family is like mine, there are lots of transitions to make and boxes to check to be fully prepared for the back-to-school season. Here are just a few. Read the Full Story
We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” in Mississippi! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story

Calendar of Events - Jackson Metro

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Calendar of Events, Northeast MS

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Calendar of Events - Pinebelt

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Latest Family Events

Sun Jul 24 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Vicksburg National Military Park Living History
Mon Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Studio II (ages 14-17) Ceramics and Hand Building
Mon Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Vicksburg National Military Park Living History
Mon Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Young Artists (ages 8 – 10) Painting Session B
Tue Jul 26 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Vicksburg National Military Park Living History
Tue Jul 26 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Studio II (ages 14-17) Ceramics and Hand Building
Tue Jul 26 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Young Artists (ages 8 – 10) Painting Session B
Tue Jul 26 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Fresh at Five
Wed Jul 27 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Studio II (ages 14-17) Ceramics and Hand Building
Wed Jul 27 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Young Artists (ages 8 – 10) Painting Session B