Welcome to Parent Express!

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

Back in 1997, more than 300 people showed up for a special Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) school board meeting to propose starting a new school in the southern Vermont district to provide a publicly accessible option with a unique focus and mission – to serve a diverse populatio…

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When talking about special needs children, the word “therapy” usually refers to physical, occupational or speech services, or sometimes counseling for behavioral therapy. While these traditional therapies provide the services needed for children to grow, looking at complementary and alternat…

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If another summer spent sitting in the sand baking away under the sun with a book or building a castle seems boring, it might be time to think of something more fast-paced for this year’s summer vacation.

Pregnancy & Babies

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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

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Among the many concerns that bring children and their parents to our orthodontic office, thumb or finger sucking is one of the most complicated, frustrating – and rewarding – problems to grapple with. From my experience, breaking a harmful habit like thumb sucking can be even more challengin…

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The Month of the Young Child (MOYC) is an opportunity for us to celebrate young children and the caregivers who lay the foundation for their future success. It’s a time to turn our attention to the many people, places and programs that support the healthy development of our next generation.

Big Kids & Teens

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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.

Family Wellness

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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.

Tasty Table

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Carrots: Carrots are amazing because we can eat them in so many ways – raw and crunchy or cooked and soft. We can dip them in ranch dressing for some added flavor or have them in some of our favorite yummy treats like carrot cake.

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Let’s start at the beginning! Based on the children’s book, “Eating the Alphabet,” written by Lois Ehlert, every month we will be using a letter from the alphabet as a guide to discover some fun, nutritious foods and recipes. Join the fun and let’s learn about the alphabet AND nutrition!

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Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter in early February, but this is nothing new for New Englanders. In New Hampshire, families brave winter by ripping up the slopes, sipping warm drinks and munching through root vegetables.

Education

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The blue skies and Indian summer days of September can woo us all into believing that summer lasts forever. Not so for the many animals that flee, fly or hunker down in anticipation of what lies ahead.

Back in 1997, more than 300 people showed up for a special Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) school board meeting to propose starting a new school in the southern Vermont district to provide a publicly accessible option with a unique focus and mission – to serve a diverse populatio…

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When talking about special needs children, the word “therapy” usually refers to physical, occupational or speech services, or sometimes counseling for behavioral therapy. While these traditional therapies provide the services needed for children to grow, looking at complementary and alternat…

Books

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Hiya, Readers!When the weather is just too cold outside, it’s easy to settle indoors lounging in front of the television or captivated by a handheld device. I’m all for an evening (or two) of yummy snacks – especially anything chocolate – a cozy blanket and a good movie. But I’m also for war…