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Letter from the Editor February 2015

Rachel Kalina

February gives us many reasons to celebrate, among them are Valentine's Day, Black History Month, and Presidents' Day. It also offers many families a nice winter break to enjoy. This issue of PARENTGUIDE News has exciting articles to fill your free time and even a fun craft you can share with the kiddies.

"Wizard Staffs & Fairy Wands" by Leah Mebane instructs how to turn simple twigs into magical instruments with easily found natural materials. Combine the step-by-step craft project with a dash of imagination for the perfect vacation activity.

Of course, even though the week has been prescribed for rest and relaxation, your brood may still have a project on which to work. Put a boost in your family's homework routine with help from "Study Skills" by Allen Rabinovich. The author details different ways you can help a struggling student. Find additional academic information in our Education Directory, which is full of schools and resources.

Being in the middle of the school year, it may seem like an odd time for summery thoughts, but it's really never too early to plan for camp adventures! Whether your child is a veteran or has yet to attend, camp can be a great experience for kids of all ages. Read "6 Summer Camp Benefits" by Jess Michaels to discover the pros of such summer programs.

Finally, get some expert advice on dealing with your child's psoriasis or eczema in "10 Winter Care Tips" by Dr. Joshua Fox. To fill the rest of your February break, find exciting activities in the Calendar of Events, participate in the Big Smooch Photo Contest, and peruse the hundreds of articles available with one quick click at www.parentguidenews.com.

Enjoy the issue,

Rachel Kalina