Posts tagged middle school

Parents of athletes need to read this

   March 7, 2013 6:46 am    0

Psychiatrist Gary Malone — a former student athlete — reminds parents of middle-school and high-school athletes to chill before we push too hard toward college athletics and scholarships. He reminds all parents of these critical numbers: Only 3 percent of high school athletes will go on to compete in college Less than 1 percent of college athletes…


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Try these 3 survival tips for back to school

   August 22, 2012 7:11 am    0

Sometimes we get so caught up in the fervor of backpacks, supplies and clothes, that we miss a few important things. Here are three things parents need to attend to as the kids head back to school: Medications — allergy and otherwise If your child has started a new or different medication, supervise them carefully….


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Hail to the bus driver, bus driver …

   July 12, 2012 7:01 am    0

There’s an ad on and in the Erie Times- News looking for school bus drivers. It offers training for candidates 21 and older. School bus drivers are often a parent’s best friend. When my kids were little, Mary, a retired woman who just loved kids, drove the bus that transported all three of my kids…


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Hoops brings family together

   June 20, 2012 7:24 am    0

This is an old, out-of-focus picture of my boys, Ryan Eckert, at left, and Howie Eckert, at right. And that’s me behind them — the Christmas tree is behind me. Yes they have matching shirts (my daughter Kelly bought them), but when it comes to sports — they disagree on matching up teams. We have…


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5 tips to choose a high school

   April 25, 2012 8:13 am    0

It’s the time of year middle schoolers are faced with the challenge of choosing a high school. It’s an emotional time for kids — be understanding. Here are five things to consider: Private versus public — Private schools cost more than $6,000 a year for tuition. That’s $24,000 for four years, and that does not…


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I still laugh at middle school mayhem

   September 27, 2011 6:03 am    0

When kids make you laugh so hard, your sides hurt, it might be the middle school years. It’s a time when kids have a somewhat grown-up appearance, but they still have that impishness that makes me grin just thinking about it. I still laugh when I think of football car pools. No one wanted the…


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