Parenting

1 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Parenting today is a serious challenge. "Active Parenting" is a program that helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 learn the skills to achieve a full and satisfying family life and to help their children achieve greater happiness and success. Thanks to a partnership between the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) and the Mental Health Association (MHA) and a grant from the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant, this video and discussion workshop is being offered free in Jamestown. Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services at CASAC, will present the six-session program from noon to 2 p.m. on...

13 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Leap and Fly, Backpacking Adventure, Protect and Defend, Forest Frolic. These are some of the Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Day Camps that still have openings this summer. Day Camp is designed for children in pre-K through grade 12 to get out and explore the natural world. Structured and unstructured activities and play create a well-rounded, free-choice experience for all children. Most camps run four days per week for eight weeks during the summer. Different age breakdowns occur on different weeks. The exception is the Backpacking Adventure, which has activities for a three-week period and...

8 Dec 20171 By Katy Wise Contributing Writer One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all of the little things that go with it. The baking, the Christmas music, the decorating, making seasonal decorations and crafts… I think that everyone who loves Christmas can attest to the fact that it isn’t just that one specific day that they love, it’s everything, and the entire season surrounding it. It’s especially easy to enjoy making Christmas crafts when you have little ones to make them with you. Our three love crafts. The majority of the time nowadays, you can find at least one of them sitting at the kitchen counter...

27 Oct 20170 By Katy Wise Contributing Writer This time of year is full of pumpkins and candy corn, hay rides and corn mazes, and all kinds of fun fall things. There is also a large amount of unnecessarily scary fall things. The purpose of this article isn’t to complain, or expecting the world to adapt to our point of view. Just simply stating that I can’t personally comprehend why the vast majority of people think it to be not only acceptable, but encourage and promote scaring kids. It is not the time or place for me to get on that soap box, though. What I would like to share, are some fall fun ideas that are innocent and age...

13 Jun 20170 After last year’s successful event, Audubon Community Nature Center is again offering a special experience on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017. That Sunday afternoon you can build a birdfeeder in Audubon’s woodshop. The program is open to all, but this is a great opportunity for dads and granddads to be together with their family. Feeding and watching birds is an activity that different generations can all enjoy. Any time between 2 and 4 p.m. you can join naturalists and volunteers in the workshop to build a birdfeeder that you can take home to attract birds to your yard. Designed and prepared by Audubon volunteers, the parts will be cut...
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