October 2013 Table of Contents
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Advice & Connections
Math + Girls + TV = Empowering Entertainment
Hayley Faith Negrin, a Fairfield County middle-schooler, voices "Peg + Cat," a new PBS preschool series with a mission to make math fun for everyone.
Break Out of a Breakfast Rut
A registered dietician spotlights the most important meal of the day and offers tips (and recipes!) for overcoming the top three reasons kids give to skip breakfast.
The Best of the Rest of the Web
A selection of thought-provoking quotes from the web and the world of parenting: Tumultuous Threes, Inspiring Teachers, and the Importance of Manners.
The Accidental Stay-at-Home Mom
When Adina Kay-Gross welcomed twin daughters, her professional life takes a backseat. Her twins’ first birthday sparks reflections of the woman she was pre-babies—and who she happens to be now.
The Importance of Reading for Children with Down Syndrome
Apart from an improved aptitude for learning, literacy helps children with Down syndrome by building self-esteem and confidence to interact socially.
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Raising Our Kids
Maybe Just a Treat
Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats.