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Being healthy, and safe is the norm

Being healthy, and safe is the norm

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director April 19, 2017 A robin puffs up on grass a brighter green. A dog pants, walked further. Smoke clears the fence, neighbor is grilling. White tents, folding chairs pop up in backyards. Baby faces in formalwear spill onto fresh cut lawns, thumbing phones. Laughter. Celebrations of spring. Enjoying the...
Giving children responsibility to encourage independence

Giving children responsibility to encourage independence

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director March 20, 2017 Adolescents experience certain milestones. Beginning high school. The first date. Getting a driver’s license. And, finally graduation. These milestones are some of the markers in our children’s journey toward independence. As parents, the goal is to develop healthy critical thinkers who can survive outside the nest....
A Few Words from the Spring Snowball Teen Directors

A Few Words from the Spring Snowball Teen Directors

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director February 6, 2017 I think being a teenager is such a compelling time period in your life—it gives you some of your worst scars and some of your most exhilarating moments. —Stephenie Meyer, author   Moments, some silly and fun, some serious, are the stuff of high school memories....
Little Things Matter - Demonstrating character while parenting

Little Things Matter - Demonstrating character while parenting

Karen Jarczyk, Prevention Director January 24, 2017 As parents we measure success in many ways. Did my daughter make the team? Does my son have friends? How did my child score on that last test? These are easy to assess, more so than our children’s character. We can help our children with homework,...
The Quiltmaker’s Gifts Warm Cornerstone Kids

The Quiltmaker’s Gifts Warm Cornerstone Kids

Nancy Wiersum, Chief Advancement Officer January 5, 2017 Happy 2017 everyone! As we begin a bright new year, I am still savoring some of my favorite memories of 2016. Most of them have to do with the kind and thoughtful gestures from wonderful people for our 360 clients. The Oswego quilting club...