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Do managed expectations work on kids? It does for me!

Do managed expectations work on kids? It does for me!

The key to limited meltdowns is obnoxious over-explanation. I swear that this is the entire reason my kid is so well behaved. I am not a psychologist or a geneticist, but for myself, managed expectations are the reason for my emotional chill. I am convinced that also applies to little people.   Nearly all of my family ...

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Making Decisions Together

“Excuse me may I speak to you about son, please?”    These are 10 words that every parent dreads. There is a moment where you wonder what your child has done to get into trouble, or worry that they may have been hurt in some unthinkable way. Either way, the answer is always “Yes, of course!”   Over ...

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Childcare crucial to economic strength but it’s in short supply

There is a childcare shortage in Pennsylvania and across the nation. The COVID pandemic caused childcare centers to shutter, many permanently. The extra unemployment benefits kept some caregivers from returning to work. Wages for childcare workers are low, pushing many to change careers. All of this is causing an economic squeeze on businesses here and across the country as workers who can’t find childcare stay home with their children.

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National Family Meals Month promotes togetherness at the table

Each September, the country celebrates National Family Meals Month to encourage families to enjoy more meals together using items purchased at the grocery store. The Family Meals Movement, which was launched by the FMI Foundation in 2015 as a campaign to shine a light on the importance of family meals, has grown exponentially in recent years. Their goal for the ...

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Fri 22

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

September 13 - October 30
Fri 22

Pick Your Own Apples

September 17 - October 30
Fri 22

Beginner Youth Piano Class

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - December 10 @ 6:00 pm
Fri 22

Pennsylvania National Horse Show

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 22

Return of the “Chocolate Town Special”

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm