September 2011

Bailey by Harry Bliss

September 29, 2011
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Bailey by Harry Bliss is about a lovable dog’s first day at school. It was a hit with my granddaughters since their dog is also named Bailey and they loved Bliss’s illustrations.

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Temperament Helps Understand Children’s Behavior

September 26, 2011
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“Temperament” is a person’s first and most natural way of responding. Understanding a child’s temperament can help you see his or her unique style more clearly.

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Chickenpox Parties: Safe or Risky?

September 21, 2011
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Chickenpox parties are organized by parents who want their children to catch the virus naturally rather than getting vaccinated.

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National Public Lands Day is September 24

September 16, 2011
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September 24 is National Public Lands Day. It’s a great opportunity to spend some meaningful time with your family at one of the 1,750 sites around the country.

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Dinner Ritual Born of 9/11

September 13, 2011
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On the day after 9/11, my husband and I started a ritual we’ve continued to this day. When we sit down to dinner, we light a candle and say something we’re grateful for that day.

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GRAND Magazine’s 2011 Grandparents of the Year

September 9, 2011
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GRAND Magazine has announced this year’s winners and 10 finalists of their 2011 GRANDparent of the Year contest. Mike and Nancy Conley are the 2011 GRANDparents of the Year.

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Daily Geezer Reports Cool Activities for People Over 65

September 6, 2011
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John Weil, creator of the weekly newsletter Daily Geezer, reports on cool activities for people over 65 in the San Francisco Bay area.

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