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September 2014

It’s back-to-school time! Say goodbye to the lazy days of summer and hello to classes, homework and sports. While life might get a little hectic, it feels good to get back into a routine. And who doesn’t love football games, apple picking and fall fairs? Connecticut Parent Magazine has arrived, packed with everything you need to know to make this the best school year ever!

Are you dreading the morning rush to get everyone out of the house on time? Discover some important steps to organize your routine and set your child up for a successful day. If your child could benefit from some extra help in school, a tutor may be the perfect solution. Besides better grades, a tutor can also boost motivation and self-esteem. If you have a child struggling with learning or social challenges, don’t miss the Special Needs Showcase. This extensive resource features local professionals who specialize in these issues.

Do you have a star athlete, budding ballerina or a future Picasso? See how you can constructively nurture these interests. This issue includes our annual Enrichment Guide that presents a wide variety of local programs offering experiences that can last a lifetime!

September 7 is Grandparents’ Day. Kids and their grandparents share a very special bond, and there is nothing better than celebrating this important relationship with some terrific ideas to let grandparents know just how much you love them! Unfortunately, sometimes aging parents need additional care. If it’s time to find a new home for your loved ones, taking it one step at a time will help you through this difficult process.

Munching on a big crunchy apple is the perfect way to welcome fall. Take your pick of some great crafts that get right to the core of the season! And, did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? The Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington has some great “library” book suggestions, ensuring that you will never look at these buildings the same way again! Check out the Family Fun Calendar — with fairs, races, shows and concerts, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action this month!

Good luck in school, this will be a great beginning to a terrific year. Happy Grandparents’ Day and, to all the readers who are Jewish, a happy and sweet New Year!


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