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Does Your Child Need Medication? Mt. Kisco specialist weighs the risks vs. benefits
by Fran Alexander - March 31, 2006

My husband likes to tell the story of his old childhood friend whose fourth grade teacher found him a bit too restless in the classroom.


RUNNIN' ON RITALIN Increasingly, kids are abusing Rx drugs
by Fran Alexander - January 21, 2005

Commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Ritalin and other stimulants, such as Adderall, have hit the short list of prescription drugs that teens and young adults are using increasingly for non-medical purposes.


MY KID OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES
by Fran Alexander - December 21, 2003

How many times have you been told your child could be a model? Or dreamed of seeing that adorable face on the screen? It would be easy enough to answer an ad announcing an open call for kids — "all types needed, no experience necessary." But first you would be wise to get some very basic information on the business of kids in front of the camera, including representation, compensation and even education, according to those in the know.


KidSavvy County:All in one book
by Fran Alexander - July 21, 2003

Who knew suburban motherhood could be so hip and fun? Laura Wilker and Betsy Cadel, authors of KidSavvy Westchester: A parents' guide of information & inspiration (Suburban Goddess Press, $17.95), are happy to report that Westchester is an ideal place to raise young children.


THE REFORMED PROM - Is The Party Over? Drinking, excessive cost, and social exclusivity spur new guidelines for Prom 2003
by Fran Alexander - May 21, 2003

High school prom procedures are undergoing reviews and revisions across the county, as districts try to gain some control over the alcohol consumption, cost and social exclusivity commonly associated with the event.


SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND STATE AIDWhere Are We Today?
by Fran Alexander - August 21, 2002

As of this past May's budget votes, enrollments have continued to rise but state aid has been flat or down in a difficult economic climate. So while school districts continue to grow and build, will state aid be able keep up with them? The answer is, as always, uncertain. The impact of lower and slower state aid on Westchester school building projects has so far been felt mainly by taxpayers.


Summer Fun at the Neuberger
by Fran Alexander - August 21, 2001

This summer's Neuberger Museum exhibitions promise to entertain and intrigue the whole family.


COED SLEEPOVERS:The experts weigh in
by Fran Alexander - January 21, 2003

The next time your teenagers tell you their friends are all sleeping over at someone's house, ask who they mean by "friends”. You may be surprised to learn that both boys and girls are included. Single gender overnights do still take place, but coed sleepovers have become a part of today's teen culture.


Hormoans and Groans … Naturally!
by Fran Alexander - December 21, 2002

These are confusing times for women in their years preceding or at menopause, whose total population is currently estimated at 54 million. Last year, studies indicate, they spent $2.75 billion on hormone replacement therapy drugs (HRT); for reference, that's comparable to peak Prozac sales.


SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND STATE AIDWhere Are We Today?
by Fran Alexander - August 21, 2002

Two years ago Westchester Parent reported that over half of the county's districts had proposed bond issues for school construction due to a significant increase in enrollment. As of this past May's budget votes, enrollments have continued to rise but state aid has been flat or down in a difficult economic climate. So while school districts continue to grow and build, will state aid be able keep up with them? The answer is, as always, uncertain. The impact of lower and slower state aid on Westchester school building projects has so far been felt mainly by taxpayers.


Mission Possible:Seeing through film in Pleasantville
by Fran Alexander - September 21, 2002

Stephen Apkon calls the concept "one of the most pressing educational concerns facing us at the beginning of the 21st century” — that is, the need to better prepare our children to respond to our increasingly visual society with critical evaluation and appreciation.



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