Author: Michael Rushbrook

A Nugget from Scooter this Morning

By Karen Gordon Scoot: Mom, look under there (pointing to desk). Mommy: Under where? Scoot: Oooooh, you said underwear (laughing hysterically). My kids range in age from 26 to eight. We have a daughter Ryanne who is 26 and three sons Christopher, 26, Malcom, 25 and Scooter is my eight year old. I thought this last one would be easy. You know, we have adult children so we are experts at this. Right? But this guy came into this world seemingly prepared to give me a taste of my own medicine and it seems as if he conferred with...

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Raising Curious Readers

by Meredith Flory My three year old has recently started interrupting stories to ask questions. While it is easier to ask her to be quiet and to think of it as toddler impatience, I have realized that she is really trying to make sense out of stories now.  She wants to know what happens next or why a character is acting a certain way.  Thinking about how curiosity plays into how children learn new skills, I spoke with Amanda Brewer, a fifth grade Gifted and Talented Reading, English, Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Aiken Elementary School. Brewer...

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Editor’s Page

By Renee Williams   Welcome to our Summer Camp Guide! Ah yes, summertime. Remembering the good ol’ days when my summer vacation meant watching The Brady Bunch, playing Pac-Man, backyard water slides, drinking from the water hose, catching fireflies and roaming the streets at all hours with my best friend Roxanne. This was way back before organic, non-GMO food or cold pressed juices. There was Wonder Bread, frozen TV dinners, the Happy Meal, Kool-Aid laced with red dye number five (Yup, we drank the Kool-Aid) and processed sugar, bleached flour and fried foods were all part of the four...

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Kids’ Responsibilities, Expectations & Age-Appropriate Chores

By Cammie Jones I am guilty of sometimes doing too much for my girls, even though they are completely capable of doing it themselves. Some of the reasons for this are selfish from my end because I want the task done my way (e.g. folding clean laundry and putting it away for them). I still make my kids’ lunches too. Why do I still do this for my 10, 14 and 16 year old girls? My mom made me an egg salad sandwich and packed a real coke for me every day through high school. It was such a...

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#HealthyFamilyAugusta Rules

Sponsored by The Family Y OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest: These Official Rules apply to the 2017 Healthy Family Augusta give-a-way (the “Promotion”) which is being conducted by Shivers Trading & Operating Company, LLC d/b/a Augusta Family Magazine (“Sponsor”). Prize: One winner shall be selected by random drawing from all valid entries on April 19, 2017. The winner shall receive a one-year family membership to the Family Y Augusta.[1] Eligibility: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the States of Georgia and...

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