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How to Talk to Kids About Scary Events

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 7:33am

In light of the tragic events in Connecticut last week, several PBS programs have released tools to help parents and children discuss the events. GPB is airing a special episode of Arthur that involves a scary event...

Keeping Kids Safe on Handheld Devices

Heather Neal - Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:15am

Electronics are popular gifts during the holiday season. Many kids, perceived to have been exceptionally well-behaved by Mr. Claus, will be getting Kindles, iPads, Nexuses… Nexi… and other handheld devices. Those...

image via pbs.org/parents

Holiday Traditions: Crafts

Heather Neal - Monday, December 10, 2012 - 5:04am

When “it’s the thought that counts” meets “times are tough,” a natural result is the homemade gift. Personally, I sincerely enjoy a thoughtful, homemade gift and am eager to make thoughtful, homemade gifts for others...

Beautiful, full tree at the Atlanta State Farmers Market (image via Facebook)

Holiday Traditions: The Tree

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 5:19am

In the Holiday Traditions: Community post, I mentioned our live Christmas tree. Going to get it is a traditional event that leaves my son clapping and cheering while the tree is hoisted onto the car. Could he do that...

Reading Rainbow Remix

Heather Neal - Monday, December 3, 2012 - 5:45am

At the age of 20, LaVar Burton played Kunte Kinte in “Roots.” He also played helmsman Geordi La Forge in the first season of Star Trek before being promoted to chief engineer. His large fan base is drawn to him at any...

East Atlanta Village Christmas Tree Lighting 2011. image via Facebook

Holiday Traditions: Community

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:48am

Fall is my family’s favorite holiday season, and as such it is full of must-have traditions. We have to go to our favorite pumpkin farm where my son gets to have any pumpkin he can carry (a rule that I’m certain we’ll...

GPB's coat drive and food drive bins

Holiday Traditions: Charity

Heather Neal - Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 5:41am

Excitedly, I sat down to schedule this month’s blogs. With so many holidays and colder days keeping us cooped up and looking for events and activities to enjoy with friends and family, there are plenty of topics from...

The bag, stuffed to the brim, with books from the book sale on Giving Tuesday.

GPB Does "Giving Tuesday"

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 4:52am

We are all well acquainted with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” This year, charitable organizations joined together in a call to action for “Giving Tuesday.” (It’s a mystery that it took this long to mark seasonal...

Giving Tuesday

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:40am

We've spent the holiday weekend and Cyber Monday, shopping excessively. Now it's time to give back extravagantly. At least that is what the organizers of Giving Tuesday hope we'll do. Giving Tuesday is today - November...

How to Shop Smart on Cyber Monday: 5 Tips

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:20am

Cyber Monday is the term slapped on the Monday after Thanksgiving when shoppers take their holiday buying online. A consumer trade group came up with it in 2005 after they noticed a spike in online sales that day. The...

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