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Overscheduled: Finding Balance In The Extracurricular Arms Race
Overscheduled: Finding Balance In The Extracurricular Arms Race

by .Maia Coleman King, Ph.D.

Things have changed significantly since the days of coming home from school, maybe grabbing a snack or completing homework, but in no time heading back out of the door to find neighborhood cronies to get into mischief with. These days, every moment of our children’s days are pre-choreographed from the development of the term “playdate” to competitive sports and activities that demand endless hours of weekly practice and rehearsal, not to mention demanding schedules for performances and competitions. From birth, in many…

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The Power of Movement: Bringing Dance to the Classroom
The Power of Movement: Bringing Dance to the Classroom

by .Princess Mhoon

Early in life, I realized I needed to move. Every. Day. While I was an excellent student in the classroom: eager to listen, to learn, praised for being able to sit still and pay attention, achieving high marks and behaving, I still reveled in my ability to move. In fact, I completely rejected a professional path that would require long hours of study while sitting glued to a chair. Instead, I chose a career that allowed me to develop my inclination to stretch-leap-and jump as much as possible. As a college student I set my sights on physical virtuosity…

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