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Author Archives: Leslie Penkunas

Doing it for the college resume (access required)

We’re focusing too much on college acceptance rates as a measure of success rather than our kids’ actual happiness. Have our kids stopped doing things simply because they enjoy them? Are too many of their after-school activities influenced by their worries about getting into college? Continue reading.

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Sports injuries roundtable: Full transcript (access required)

Recently, Central Penn Parent brought together experts for a panel discussion about the rise in the number and severity of youth sports injuries, including concussions and ACL tears. They also shared perspectives on treatment and prevention. The discussion was edited for space to run in our August/September print issue. Here is the discussion, in full.  Corey Higgins, physical therapist and ...

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Inside Prince George’s Life at 5: Nanny Maria Borrallo Can Be ‘Firm’ but ‘Loves the Children (access required)

Not far behind Prince George and Princess Charlotte at any time is their very own Mary Poppins: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. The family’s trusted nanny lives at Kensington Palace to assist Kate Middleton and Prince William with their three little ones. Continue reading.

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Learn about our 20 Under 20 award recipients (access required)

Earlier this year, Central Penn Parent announced a brand new program to recognize remarkable young people — all under 20 years old — who share a commitment to excellence, service and leadership in our region. We received many nominations, making the decision even more difficult. We offer up tremendous thanks to our distinguished panel of judges: Chad Barger, founder and ...

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