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March 2015

March is a month of transition. With a little “luck o’ the Irish,” you can start coming out of hibernation, and the grass will be wearin’ the green too! Spring officially arrives and hopefully the snow knows it’s time to say goodbye! You also get to turn the clocks ahead this month, so there is an extra hour of daylight. Connecticut Parent Magazine features lots of ways to have fun with all of that extra time!

After being locked in the house all winter, it’s time for a little spring cleaning — but don’t limit it to chores! Take out your calendar and rearrange some of your busiest days to make time for yourself and your family. While you are doing some organization, you can also learn how to change your luck and create your own good fortune with just a few basic steps.

Sleep — babies don’t appreciate it and adults never get enough of it! But, the benefits of sleep on learning and memory are profound for children. Discover some solutions so everyone can rest easier. Studies show that teens need more sleep too, and there is a heated debate across the country regarding the pros and cons of a later school start time that’s more in synch with a teen’s natural sleep rhythm. Talking about sleep deprivation, if you are a care giver of a special needs child, a mom shares her tale of frustration and resolution to discover the importance of a support system.

It’s hard to believe that summer camp time is right around the corner! Don’t miss our annual Camp Resource Guide. It’s a great place to learn about a huge variety of summer programs and camping options. If you decided a day camp program is the right choice for your child, discover how to find the right one, what to look for when visiting and the questions to ask the directors.

St. Patrick’s Day is a big part of March. Try cooking up some yummy snacks with your little leprechauns.  While you are in a creative mood, the Farmington Library has some great books that will bring out your child’s imagination. Looking for the St. Patrick’s Day Parades? Make sure you check out the Family Fun Calendar. From Stamford to Hartford, the bag pipers and floats will be celebrating! Don’t miss all of the other great events going on that will make March a breath of fresh air. And, have fun looking for your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

 

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