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Special Needs Symposium: A Night of Encouragement Mark your calendars for our 2015 Special Needs Symposium, taking place on February 5th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Hosted by St. Richard’s Catholic School, this is a night of connection and encouragement for parents of young children with special needs. It will feature community organizations that support special needs families and will include several local speakers bringing positive messages of hope and perseverance. This will really be a night of nurturing for families so please help us spread the word to anyone you believe would benefit from this event. For more information, please call our office at (601)366-0901 or visit www.parents-kids.com. Read the Full Story
Learning to Love - Navigating the Special Needs World with Compassion Several months ago, my kids and I were sitting in the waiting room at the pediatrician’s office. My five year old sees this absolutely adorable two’ish year old boy sitting with his grandmother. And this child of mine who rarely speaks in more than a whisper when she thinks someone may hear her says out loud and clearly, “why doesn’t he have an arm?” The beautiful grandmother looks at me to see what I will say. Read the Full Story
Developmental Red Flags in Children Red flags are considered to be indicators that help identify developmental markers suggesting further assessment. These “red flags” allow families to ensure that their child is developing on the right track. If your child shows 2 or more of these indicators under their age or above, please contact your primary care physician for an evaluation referral. Read the Full Story
Family-Friendly Crowdfunding Are you familiar with how “crowdfunding” works? Well, if not, it goes a little like this: Let’s say your child has qualified to compete in a huge out-of-state sports competition, but you need to make the long drive from South Mississippi to, say, Orlando, to participate. Money is tight. After all, Christmas just passed, and you can’t afford the gas expense much less the hotel room. Read the Full Story
New Year, New You: Making New Year’s Resolutions That Last, as a Family It’s the same thing every year. A list of New Year’s resolutions to become a skinnier, smarter, wealthier, healthier you. This year, instead of making a traditional resolution that will be done before Valentine’s Day, set some realistic goals as a family that will make all of you the best you can be in 2015. Read the Full Story
10 Parent Do-Overs For 2015 When my first daughter was six and my youngest was two, I came to a realization that helped me parent in a much different fashion. You see, I've always been a neat freak and I prefer structure and order in my home. Beds made, no dust, and I'm happy. No one told me I couldn't have that and kids too, but it wasn't long before I realized I would stress myself into a heart attack if I continued. Read the Full Story

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Calendar of Events, Northeast MS

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Calendar of Events - Pinebelt

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Latest Family Events

Wed Jan 28 @10:00AM -
Art in Mind
Thu Jan 29 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Museum After Hours Pop Up
Fri Jan 30
Oliver!
Fri Jan 30 @ 6:30PM -
37th Annual Jackson Heart Ball
Sat Jan 31
Oliver!
Sun Feb 01
Oliver!
Mon Feb 02
Oliver!
Tue Feb 03
Oliver!
Wed Feb 04
Oliver!
Thu Feb 05
Oliver!