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The Back Story (access required)

Welcome to our new feature in Central Penn Parent. Each month, The Back Story will be the place to turn to find the "story behind the stories" you read this month, for last-minute reflections on the things, or for a little motivation for the month to come...

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Start early to get ahead (access required)

What does being ready for elementary school really mean? It used to mean starting the first day of school with all the supplies on the list, but now, more and more parents are aware of the positive effects of a high-quality early childhood education for their child’s success...

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Avoiding hives–or worse–when sending your food-allergic tot to preschool (access required)

Four-and-a half-year-old Nora Flaherty has a classroom of little PALS at the Dickinson College Children’s Center in Carlisle who help keep her safe from peanuts and tree nuts. It was two years ago when Nora’s mother, Heather, first had the displeasure of watching her daughter’s face fill out like a helium balloon after she ate Chinese takeout noodles cooked in peanut oil...

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Melodie’s way (access required)

The path to parenthood wasn’t quite the one Ed and Wendy Corcoran expected to venture. After the Camp Hill couple married in 2000, they tried for a few years to have a biological child, but had no success...

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Treading the boards with special needs (access required)

Youth with disabilities often face significant challenges both in the school environment and in their transition to adult lives. But studies show the drama of navigating through the challenges can be eased with more drama—in the form of theater arts—and the York Little Theatre is putting out a casting call to children with special needs.

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My son has epilepsy (access required)

As I walked into my kitchen and picked up the receiver, I had little idea how much my life was about to change. On the other end of the phone, a shaken school nurse...

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TANtrum (access required)

What’s with these "tanning moms" who are finding themselves in trouble with the law? Have they tanned one too many brain cells...

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Benchwarmers: The second quarter (access required)

Note from Jane: All of your outstanding advice from last week really paid off and we now have one happy momma and baby bear. Thank you. You guys are really smart! Ever notice how you say something and then, as if the Universe heard you loud and clear, *POOF* it all becomes a reality? Well that’s exactly what happened to me this week...

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