March 2023 Issue

Time for Summer Camps That Help
Your Child Thrive During Their Break!

Teacher of the month ESP -March23

Teacher of the Month: Savannah Shuey, STARS Early Learning Academy

“The most rewarding thing to me when it comes to teaching is being able to work with the next generation,” said Savannah Shuey. “I try to transfer my knowledge so they can become whatever their heart desires.” Savannah was nominated as our Teacher of the Month by more than a few parents whose children are […]


Poison Prevention and Your Home

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Did you know that more than 1.2 million children under the age of six swallow or come into contact with a poisonous substance every year? And that’s only the known and reported cases! As we have discussed before, a large portion […]

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Dinner’s Ready: Brittany Murray Grandpa’s Chicken Can Can Casserole

We are closing out winter with a delicious comfort food recipe by Brittany Murray-French of the Eastern Shore. She decided to share a family recipe that is sure to hit the spot during our final stretch of the cold season. “Chicken Can Can is a family recipe,” shared Brittany. “My grandpa, who passed away, used […]

Student & School Spotlights - March 2023 ESP

Student Spotlights – March ’23

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Summerdale Fifth Grade Students Parachute into Engineering Summerdale’s 5th graders used the engineering process to design, modify [...]
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Teaching Your Children Boundaries

Hailey Magee coined the thought-provoking phrase, “Imagine how different the world would be if little girls were taught to set boundaries as often as they were taught to be polite.” For days, I ruminated on the question, “How can we teach all children to set and respect healthy boundaries?” When I filtered this question through […]


10 Surprising Things I Learned After Sending My Child To Camp

I knew certain things about sending my kids to camp. I knew they would spenda lot of time outside and they would try new things. I was thrilled they would meetnew people and learn more about something they love. They would swim and laugh and stay up way too late. These are the things I […]


Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Kids

It’s no exaggeration to say that the one event kids really look forward to all year is summer camp. But how do you choose the right one for them? Based on my experiences as the parent of a teen, as well as conversations with other parents, I’ve figured out the top 6 things to consider. […]


Tips for Parents What Not to Say to Your Teens

Every parent of teens knows how difficult it is to get them to talk. If they’re not in the mood, and you ask how their day was, the likely answer is a monosyllabic “Fine.”But it’s not always the teen’s fault when communication shuts down. There are thingsparents do – but shouldn’t be doing – that […]

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Should I Provide Financial Help to My Aging Parents?

Q. My parents are both in their seventies. They have been healthy and active all their lives, but in spite of them both having good jobs they neglected to plan and save for retirement. Is it my responsibility now to provide them with financial help in their old age? A. It sounds like you might […]


Our Kids and Social Media: Can One Survive Without the Other?

What came first…the chicken or the egg? This has been an unanswered question floating for generations. Actually, you can get an answer, but it will always be different depending on who you ask. This led me to start thinking about social media. Can social media survive without us? Or can we not survive without it? […]


How to Find a Safe, Quality Daycare

Finding safe, suitable daycare is one of the more stressful undertakings parents of young children face. You have to contend with the logistics, such as the convenience of location and hours of operation, and of utmost concern is the safety and development of your child. National statistics on abuse and neglect by daycare providers aren’t […]


Helping Your Child Handle “Big Emotions”

How can I help my child and myself handle big emotions? The clinical term for “big emotions” is emotional dysregulation, which is the inability to control or regulate emotional responses.The process of emotional regulation is complex and lifelong. Theoretically, we learn this skill first, the skill of relating to others second, and the ability to […]

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