E-cigarettes and Vaping

Contrary to popular belief, vaping is not safe for anyone, but especially for youth and adolescents. By Amy Cranage The Food and Drug Administration says that in 2019 more than…

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Deeper Learning

The journey of schooling requires deeper learning, a teaching method more complex than textbooks or lectures. By Kristen Downey, Upper Valley Educators Institute School is back in session, and teachers…

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Childhood Hearing Loss
Emma shares her experience after her hearing loss diagnosis.

Childhood Hearing Loss

By Amy Cranage It was a gray October afternoon when our daughter, Emma, was a freshman in high school. Recently, she had been especially quiet; there had been some bumps…

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Teaching Manners

By Rosanna Dude The approaching holiday season is an ideal opportunity to emphasize manners, thoughtfulness, respect and gratitude. This time of year is full of large family get-togethers, gift exchanges…

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The Teen Brain

Warning: Your Child Is Under Construction By Susan Cowan Morse Dear Mom and Dad, I’m not sure what happened to me while I was sleeping but when I woke up…

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Normal Conflict, or Bullying?

By Kris Widmann Relational aggression is a form of bullying that involves the way people use their power in relationships to control others. It is behavior that is meant to…

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Teens: Policing Fashion

By Karen Kaliski Just yesterday she was prancing around in her pink gingham jumper with the smocked front. He was so proud of his big boy chinos and polo shirt.…

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