Volume 1 Issue Two August 2011

Our Board:

Mary Lee Batesko, PhD
Debra Ingrando-DeEntremont
George Lemery – Vice President
Joyce Reilly
Russ Rudish – President
Paul Speziale., Esq. – Secretary
Mariola Strahlberg – Ex. Director

Newsletter editors: Mariola Strahlberg and Randee Baum

Wisdom for Parents from Janusz Korczak
“Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have the right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be – the unknown person inside each of them is our hope for the future”.


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Volume 1 Issue Two August 2011

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Tips and Tools for Back to School
Part 1 – Daily Rhythm, Supplements and Preventive Care

Summer 2011 is almost over and as one of my colleagues said, “I’m trying to squeeze out every last drop of summer and I’m NOT thinking about back to school yet!”

Enjoy as much as possible all outdoor activities, be physically active, eat lots of fruit and vegetables, drink plenty of water and… you may think a bit about easing your children into a school rhythm. Two to three weeks before school starts is the right time.

Here are some proven tips that we have been recommending for parents at the Shining Mountain. We know that they work. Over the years, we have noticed that in September, parents are less stressed; children are less sick and more focused, and the transition to the school routine is less intense. Therefore, what do you do?

  1. Start by moving “going to bed time” up by half an hour every 3 days untilyou are at the appropriate time in the evening,
  2. Wake up your kids a half an hour earlier until they get up no more than 1hour after their regular morning school time;
  3. Make sure that they start dressing appropriately as the weather gets cooler. Let them “practice” wearing long pants, long sleeves and sneakerswith socks when it is damp and cool outside,
  4. Two weeks before school starts, introduce organic multi- vitamins, omega3 oils and some extra vitamin C,
  5. If they have autumn allergies, add the appropriate supplements to preventthe allergies this year,
  6. Bring your children for “back to school” sessions at the Shining Mountain –we can help their physical well being during the transitions as well as helpwith improving focus and sitting stamina,
  7. And ….don‘t forget about yourself. A healthy and happy parent helpsmake the home environment peaceful and fun to be in. Do come foryour own preventive treatments and classes for parents. We are startingweekly Parent Support Group with time for reflections and questions.Please call for details.

I wish you a great beginning to the new school year, Mariola