Education

A Focus on the First Five Years: Four Key Connections to Foster Your Child’s Development

A Focus on the First Five Years: Four Key Connections to Foster Your Child’s Development

By Guest Blogger Kim Lancaster, Franchise Owner Primrose School of Brassfield and New Irving Park The brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other point, and studies show that the human brain is never more receptive than during this time...
Top 10 Things to do with your Toddler or Preschooler this Summer

Top 10 Things to do with your Toddler or Preschooler this Summer

By Rachel Hoeing Triad moms, we’ve got amazing ideas in store for you and your toddler or preschooler to enjoy the best summer yet! Use our list to visit a venue in your own city, or venture to other parts of the Triad for a day trip! In addition, check out our...
“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton If you haven’t already, meet Malcolm. He is 11; finishing up elementary school; loves basketball, baseball and his teen-age sister (much to her long-suffering annoyance); and, as you can tell, has Down syndrome. We found out about the DS...
New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton As we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 (get it? 3-21, because people with DS have three copies of the 21st chromosome), I’d like to (re)introduce you to one of Winston-Salem’s most active and vibrant organizations: The Down...
Creating Memories:  A Mother-Daughter Prom Shopping Experience at Friendly Center

Creating Memories:  A Mother-Daughter Prom Shopping Experience at Friendly Center

By Ellen Bryant Lloyd Friendly Center has been my preferred shopping center for the last thirty-five years. I discovered Friendly the week after I began my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It was convenient to campus and had everything...