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We are a free monthly publication of ideas, resources and activities for parents, caregivers and children. 14,000 copies of Parent Express are distributed around Cheshire and Windham counties. Parent Express welcomes submissions of articles, news and calendar events. Check out our Submission Terms page for guidelines, or contact our editor, Sarah Sherman.

Features

If you've ever seen a beaver smile, you will have noticed that their teeth are orange, at least the teeth you were able to see. The orange color does not result from poor dental hygiene, but rather from iron in the tooth enamel that makes them extra strong.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains unveiled the council’s new STEM On-The-Go van on Oct. 19 at the G.I.R.L. Expo — an initiative begun more than a year ago as a way to bring state-of-the-art technical education to girls across New Hampshire and Vermont.

If you happen to be outside on a cool November night, listen carefully and you might hear a hooting sound in the woods.

Pregnancy & Babies

We are not meant to mother alone – and this year’s World Breastfeeding Week challenges us to thank the parents who have gone before us and encourage and mentor the pregnant families and friends in our lives.

Welcome to Monadnock Healthy Teeth, a public health program within Monadnock Community Hospital. Since 2003, our focus has been dental health and wellness for children and their families in the Monadnock Region.

Little Kids

So much is happening in the first six years of life as children are rapidly growing and developing. It is a team effort between caregivers, children and oral health professionals to develop a self-care routine that works.

Big Kids & Teens

Imagine students learning to grow their own food and prepare healthy meals each day at school. That’s exactly what’s happening at the LEAF Charter School in Alstead, a tuition-free public high school that opened in September of last year.

More than 287 kindergarten-aged children and younger had the opportunity to learn to love the winter sports of skiing and snowboarding last winter by taking advantage of the free lift tickets to ski or snowboard at Living Memorial Park Snow Sports in Brattleboro. For older siblings and paren…

Family Wellness

Some kiddos might bound into a dental exam room and hop right up into the chair, but not every child has that amount of enthusiasm for visiting the dentist. Others are more hesitant and won't make eye contact or cling tightly to a parent’s hand.

So much is happening in the first six years of life as children are rapidly growing and developing. It is a team effort between caregivers, children and oral health professionals to develop a self-care routine that works.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that dental decay is the most prevalent infectious disease in our nation’s children, and a recent study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dental found that dental decay is five times more common than asthma and seven times …

Tasty Table

There are so many wonderful fruits and vegetables that start with the letter P: peppers, pumpkins, potatoes, peas and parsnips are just a few. Let’s focus in on a few to learn more about their natural health benefits.

Education

On Saturday, Feb. 29, the Montshire Museum of Science will open the doors to Wonder Woods, a new exhibition space specially designed to ignite the curiosity and support the development of the Museum’s youngest visitors — children ages 5 and under. Wonder Woods offers science learning experie…

In the United States, 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent. This not only poses the financial and emotional struggles of having an absent parent, but also sets kids up for failure.

As someone who saw the movie “Jaws” at exactly the wrong age, I personally dread being eaten by a shark whenever I swim in the Connecticut River. If only I had seen a nature documentary about the mysteries of the whale shark instead…

For more than 40 years, The Greenwood School has been a haven for students with language-based learning differences. We believe that students with learning differences have inherent potential, which is maximized in a small school setting. With a student body of 50-55 students, educators are …

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