Kids: Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween SafetyThe candy bowls are full, the Jack-o-Lanterns are carved and your children have been wearing their costumes around the house in anticipation. However, before your children take to the neighborhood on October 31, it’s important you proceed with the proper safety precautions to ensure everyone has a great time while scaring up some fun. Here are a few helpful Halloween safety tips for both parents and children alike.

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Friday Focus: King George Family YMCA

King George Family YMCAEvery day, the King George Family YMCA opens its doors to the community, providing an environment where people of all ages and walks of life can gather together, learn and grow. This week, we spoke with Elizabeth Clark, Vice President of Programming, about the YMCA’s mission, her favorite “moment” working with the organization and how your support helps the YMCA offer a variety of programs.

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Kids: Chores — a routine part of family life

Kid's ChoresWhether they involve adults, children, or both, chores are a routine part of family life. For youngsters, chores are typically part of a reward system involving some type of compensation. But, chores don’t always have to be compensated – parents should take comfort knowing with chores comes a sense of belonging, satisfaction, self-esteem and responsibility.

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