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Must-Read Saturday, November 21, 2020



Local student published in Rowling's new book, the power of good touch, and nature in the home

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Local student’s drawing published in Rowling’s newest book
34 children's drawings won a spot in the new book, "The Ickabog"

Bring nature into your home
Creative ways to decorate your home that reduces family stress

The power of good touch
It's time to hug more. Kiss more. And touch more. Science proves touch beyond infancy is good for the soul



Other articles by HVP News Reporters


  • Staying at Home? Mom Blogs to the Rescue

    Check out mom blogs for creative things to do at home

    These past months may be the most abnormal time of our entire lives. Nothing is on our usual schedules and you are most likely at home with your children all day long, every day. Author Janice Pierce finds that mom blogs offer creative ideas for things to do at home. read more »
  • In pod we trust

    Tips for forming your “winter pod” of friends and family

    With coronavirus numbers spiking, and winter coming, family and friend groups are developing protocols like Camp Quarantine for keeping safe while staying social. read more »
  • Helping preschoolers’ development during Covid-19

    How parents can help children meet milestones

    Preschoolers in particular need social interaction to develop socially and emotionally. The article from Insider.com suggests how to help compensate for those losses in Covid-19 times. read more »
  • Bring nature into your home

    Change the way you decorate your home to reduce family stress

    Sitting all day staring at screens can take a toll on your kids’ physical and mental health. Physicians recommend paying attention to posture and taking breaks to stretch and move around, but there is also another incredible way to balance our kids’ screen-based school day—nature. read more »
  • How to raise emotionally intelligent kids to conquer stress

    8 tools parents can use to build their child’s EQ level

    Although stress can be beneficial in short-term situations, it can become problematic when it gets too intense and frequent. By teaching children how to tap into their emotional intelligence (EQ)—the ability to recognize, direct, and positively express emotions— they will be able to better handle stressful situations throughout their lives. read more »
  • Scholastic Book Fairs go virtual

    Support your school! Buy some great books for your kid.

    Scholastic as the leader in book fairs has made it easier to support your school while buying books for your kids. Buy virtually. read more »
  • Tantrums explained

    Tantrums are on the rise, here’s how to deal

    Tantrums are on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article Tantrums Explained share are some ways to understand and remedy these situations read more »
  • Christmas movies that will help you forget 2020 (temporarily)

    It’s fluffy Christmas movies time again

    Shorter days, longer nights, and chillier temps mean a new crop of Christmas movies for sweet diversion, and not a moment too soon. read more »
  • Two words, many solutions

    Focusing on “pre” and “and” can really help

    It may seem like oversimplification, but focusing on the words “pre” and “and” can actually significantly broaden perspective and help read more »
  • Authoritarian parenting is out

    Once-popular parenting style now seen as counter-productive

    As more people raised by authoritarian parents have children, evidence grows against this once-popular parenting style read more »