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While my own health and fitness is a huge priority for me, the well-being of my children is even more important. And really, when I think about it, the healthier they are, the happier they are - and if they’re happy, *I’m* happy, so it’s a win-win for all of us!

I know how important kids’ health and safety is to parents (being one myself), and I’ve found lots of great, informative resources on the subject. I’m passing them on.

Gardening at Home with Kids

Nutrition for Kids: Helping Children Get Off to a Good Start

Motivating Kids to be Active

How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids

Minding the Kids in Divorce: Minimizing the Mental Health Impact

Mental Illness in Children: Signs, Types, & Causes

5 Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore in Kids

Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery: Learn Coping Methods While Going Through This Difficult Time

Open Educators listed some great parenting resources below that they hope you find value in. They’ve included some articles with practical parenting advice as well as some focused on kids’ and parents’ mental health (They know how difficult this type of information can be to find).  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marcia AndrewsOn November 2, 2010, Marcia Andrews was elected to the Palm Beach County School Board for District 6 and was reelected on November 18, 2014. As a School Board member, Marcia’s focus is on student academics and personal achievement. Marcia works closely with the Superintendent and the School Board to assure policies are in place that meets the needs for our students’ success. Marcia is actively involved with the Educational Advisory Boards in the communities of District 6. Marcia visits schools and is available to assist Area Superintendents, principals, teachers and staff. She is always available to assist parents. As of 2012, she established a School Board Members’ satellite office in the Glades and School Board meetings were simulcast from there as well. Marcia’s work with the School Board is highlighted by the approval of the School Board to build three new schools for the Glades area. One school, Gove Elementary, opened August 2013. Two additional schools, Gladeview Elementary and Rosenwald Elementary opened August 2015. Mrs. Andrews has and continues to hold leadership roles in education, community, social, and civic organizations. She has received numerous honors received from many groups for her work. Marcia currently sits on the Board of the following organizations: 15th Circuit Juvenile Justice Board; Palm Beach County Communities In Schools; Take Stock In Children and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. She stays connected with businesses in District 6 with membership in the following Chambers' of Commerce: Central Palm Beach County, Wellington, Belle Glade and Pahokee. Marcia is a dedicated professional with 35 years of experience as an educator in the Palm Beach County School District. Her passion for helping others led her into the field of teaching at the middle school level. Through the years she has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, and Chief Officer of Human Resources. After retirement, Marcia started volunteering in the community and later founded her company Up Front Consulting, LLC. Marcia grew up in Palm Beach County and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She holds a Bachelor in Education from FAU and a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Nova University. She enjoyed teaching her students and worked hard to make sure they were successful. Marcia wants to continue to be a change agent for building better school and community relations. Mrs. Andrews has been married to Robert Andrews for 44 years and has one daughter, a teacher and five grandchildren. She has been a resident of the western communities for 29 years. She enjoys tennis, exercising, and jogging.

Josephine K Edited
Director of Policy and Partnerships, Caring Across Generations
Ms. Kaliperni’s expertise includes grassroots and faith-based organizing, civic and consumer engagement with a focus on millennial engagement, social justice campaign development, health equity, and policy development and analysis. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a concentration in political science and religious studies from the University of Illinois and her Masters Degree is in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University in Chicago. Ms. Kaliperni initially worked in direct services, family crisis management, and social work where she saw institutionalized injustices and first-hand consumer encounters with private and public programs. This lead her into advocacy, community organizing, and policy development. Josie is currently working in DC for Caring Across Generations as the Director of Policy and Partnerships.

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