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Experience the Phenomenon of The Blue Man Group Percussive rhythm. Dramatic lights and special effects. Vibrant color. People who are … blue. That’s the multi-sensory experience children will find at a performance of The Blue Man Group, coming to the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.   According to Phil Stanton, who co-founded Blue Man Group with Matt Goldman and Chris Wink, The show will be a colorful imaginative display that is appropriate for children. Read the Full Story
Symphony of Color: How Families Can Appreciate the Changing Leaves Together Autumn is the most beloved season by many and not just for football games and fun fall festivities, but also because of the brilliant colors of the changing leaves. Parents of inquisitive children may have been asked what causes this phenomenon, while other adults may have even wondered themselves as they marveled at the crimson reds, deep golds, and bright oranges along the roadsides. Even without understanding the science behind the color change, parents and kids can still appreciate making autumn crafts or going leaf peeping (drives with the sole purpose of admiring the fall foliage). But by learning the basic scientific process, families can combine education with enjoyment. Read the Full Story
A Foster Parent’s Perspective Every day, nearly 4,000 children and youth are in the custody of Mississippi’s Department of Human Services. Most of these children and youth, removed from their homes due to circumstances beyond their control, have experienced traumatic life events such as neglect, physical or sexual abuse, exploitation, and poverty. The need for foster care parents in Mississippi is great and continues to grow. Fostering a child helps transform the life of that child as well as the foster family. A veteran foster parent shared how rewarding fostering a child can be. Read the Full Story
Bullying Prevention Starts At Home It’s recess time. On the playground, an eighth-grader named Butch punches one of his classmates, Timmy, in the gut. Timmy doubles over in pain, and his glasses fall off. Butch laughs as he cheerfully stomps Timmy’s glasses with his boot, grinding the shattered lenses into the hard, dusty ground. In many ways, this narrative of the stereotypical childhood bully seems like a relic of the past. Today, the anonymity and pervasiveness of electronic communication can magnify the reach and severity of incidents. Cruel acts of bullying and their sometimes deadly repercussions are regularly reported on the news and social media. For parents, it’s easy to conclude that our nation is in the midst of an out-of-control bullying epidemic, a rising and persistent threat to the safety and security of our children. Read the Full Story
Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween In surviving Halloween with eight of our children and now many of our grandchildren, our motto is: KISMIF – keep it safe, make it fun! Try these tips: Masks and hoods can obscure the view of oncoming traffic, and in the midst of all the excitement your impulsive little ghosts and goblins may not be as attentive as they should be to what’s going on around them. Insist on the pack staying together. Don’t allow children to wander off on their own to various houses or rush ahead. Read the Full Story
Tricky Treats: The Link between Sugar and Hyperactivity It's that time of year again...the stores are packing the shelves with festive decorations of orange and black, spooky costumes, and howling soundtracks. There is one more thing that is being displayed. In fact it is considered so important that it’s given an entire aisle from top to bottom...maybe even multiple aisles: candy-the commodity that every trick-or-treater will be knocking down doors for. Read the Full Story

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