Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

The World of Parents and Their Tweens

Published August 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

The World of Parents and Their Tweens
Patience, Understanding and Love Help Children Navigate This Critical Period

Article Excerpt:

The tween years can be an exciting yet treacherous time for a child. Beyond an increased awareness of physical and emotional changes, these 8- to 12-year-olds clinging to childlike innocence are pushed into the world of adolescence. Continue reading

August 28, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going it Alone: Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting

Published August 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Going it Alone: Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting
Finding a Healthy Balance

Article Excerpt:

At times, it may seem like it takes a village to raise a child, but for single parents, that village often feels like a party of one. Single parenting poses challenges for even the most organized mom or dad, and without an extra hand, it can seem like a daunting task. Continue reading

August 18, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | 2 Comments

Navigating After-School Care

Published August 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Navigating After-School Care
How to Find the Best Fit for Your Child

Article Excerpt:

In a society where it’s common for both Mom and Dad to work outside the home, the typical 9-to-5 schedule doesn’t afford many parents the luxury of picking up their children from school. Continue reading

August 18, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

Beating the Back-to-School Blues

Published August 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Beating the Back-to-School Blues
Getting Your Child Back into a Healthy Groove

Article Excerpt:

Although the sun is shining bright and summertime is a fresh reality for your child, many schools are ramping up for school sessions to begin in mid-August. At a time when your child is still focused on sleeping in late, hanging out at the pool with friends and camping in the backyard, the thought of returning to school can spark anxiety, fear and the back-to-school blues. Continue reading

August 7, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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