Author: Michael Rushbrook

Scooterisms

This month I thought is best to dig deep into the @saywhatscooter archives. There are quite a few gems here and I’m sure you will enjoy. This is only a portion of his brilliance so maybe there will be more later. All can be found at his alter ego’s twitter page @saywhatscooter. 24 January 2018 One night. Mommy: Ok Scoot, time for your bath. 10 minutes later. @SayWhatScooter: Mom, guess what? Georgia gave me a bath so now I only have to wash my other parts. 11 September 2017 One Friday morning on the way to school. @SayWhatScooter: Hey...

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Child Life Specialists

By Meredith Flory   Mandy Lee is a Child Life Specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, a job you may not have heard of but one that is vitally important to our community, particularly for families whose child is admitted to the hospital.  Dealing with an illness or injury can be scary and life changing for anyone but for a child those feelings may be amplified.  Lee shared that child life specialists work in a variety of ways, “with the entire family” to help prepare and support childhood hospital stays. She explains that Child Life Specialists have bachelor’s...

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Landing a Camp Counselor Job

By Cammie Jones   You are either a camper or not. I really don’t think there is anything in between, at least not in my experience. If you do have a camper who wants to continue the camp experience after they have aged out of the camp, he or she may want to look into a summer job as a camp counselor. I  can’t think of a better way to continue experiencing all summer camp has to offer than by actually working there.  Here are some tips about what you need to do to get that summer camp counselor...

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Raising Awareness

by Meredith Flory   For over three years I’ve written this column to focus on a different educational issue each month. Some topics are lighthearted and fun such as activities to keep your child engaged with reading on a plane and some topics more serious such as discussing political and social activism with your children.  Even with such varied topics, each connects in some way to building literacy, because learning to read and write affects not only our ability to learn a wide range of skills but also to communicate our own stories more effectively.  In April, the National...

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Safe Siter

SAFE SITER Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR! —– June 6, 2019 ∙ July 12, 2019 August 2, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm SafeKids Greater Augusta/Children’s Hospital of Georgia Ronald McDonald House 1442 Harper Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room Augusta, GA 30901 Registration Information Class fee is $40. Students should bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required one week...

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