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March 2017

It really is March Madness this month – and it’s not only about basketball. This month we’re mad about the fact that daylight savings time gives us an extra hour of sunshine, mad about spring arriving and, of course, mad about leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day! Whether March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb, or vice versa, you know there will be a lot going on this month. Connecticut Parent Magazine is ready to help you march through this month and come out smiling.

You might be getting that first taste of spring fever, but you know what’s right around the corner – summer. Don’t wait, now is the time to start making camp plans for your kids. But, don’t worry – Connecticut Parent Magazine is here, and we’re ready to help you every step of the way. This issue contains the 2017 Camp Resource Guide that’s packed with every type of summer adventure that you can imagine. From day camps, to overnight camps, sports programs, travel, academic and specialty camps, it’s all here. Check out this comprehensive list and begin your research to find the best summer program for your child. If you have a child with special needs, you are not alone, nor are you left out of the summer camp experience. Learn how your child can benefit from a camp designed for special needs children, and what to look for in selecting the perfect program to make your child shine.

Is your child having trouble paying attention in school and at home? Are you getting reports from his teacher that he is being disruptive in the classroom? It might be time to assess the situation because he might have ADHD. Read about the signs and symptoms, and most importantly, ways to help your child to ensure his future success.

Spring training is underway, and we’re not just talking about baseball season. Spring sports are revving up for kids as well. Discover the suggestions by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) to make sure your student athlete is safe on and off the field.  And, of course, everyone is a little Irish this month! Let out your inner leprechaun and have fun on March 17 — go to a parade, plan a party and dance a jig — it really is easy being green!

Looking for something different to do this month? First stop is the Family Fun Calendar. There’s so much more to do, you’re really going to need that extra hour of daylight to fit it all in! Are you ready? March Madness is about to begin!

 

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