ParentMap, August 2016 Issue

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ParentMap, August 2016 issue | See our past issues

Middle school has a bad rep but why? our executive editor and reformed middle-school-fearing feature writer Natalie Singer-Velush captures the magic in the middle as she masterfully elicited wit and wisdom from a pack of local kids as they enter sixth grade. 

Also new this month: Our column “Full STREAM Ahead.” The debut piece features, among other science superstars, self-described nerd and MIT graduate Dianna Cowern, aka the Neil deGrasse Tyson of tomorrow and one of many must-know scientists motivating the most reluctant learners to be enthusiastic about science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and math.

Finally, if you’re getting close to back-to-school anxiety, jump to our Out and About feature, “Bellingham: Your Last-Minute Summer Escape.” Better yet, pack this issue and hit I-5 N and in 90 minutes you’ll find endless opportunities to paddle, bike, hike, explore and play.

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Ages + Stages:

5-12: Conscious Fashion: Back-to-School Shopping With Sustainability in Mind


Dear Reader: Changing Your Mindset

Making It Work/Wellness: 

How to Maximize Your Visit to the Pediatrician

Out & About: 

Bellingham: Your Last-Minute Summer Escape

Full STREAM Ahead:

Science Superstars: Social Media Makes Science Come Alive


Middle Magic: Why Middle School Is Way Cool — Our August print feature celebrates middle schoolers, from blooming brains to their hopes and dreams

Brain Check: What's Happening Inside Your Middle Schooler’s Mind — An educational psychologist shares the secrets of the teenage brain

Middle School Counselors Make a Difference — Why they’re an essential part of your child’s education

10 Students Who Will Make You Feel Better About the Middle Years — Get a glimpse of middle schoolers’ hopes, fears and dreams

Learning to Love Middle School: Meet the 'Before' Project — 50 cool kids make their on-screen debut


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