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Top 10 skills middle school students need to thrive, and how parents can help

In elementary school, I was too shy to address my teachers by name. I would hover nearby, hoping they would realize I had a question. I also was the new girl, and the existing cliques seemed impenetrable. Family members would euphemistically say I was just “slow out of the gate.” I had my work cut out for me.

Church to hold Easter egg drop

EAST WENATCHEE — Mountain View Church will hold a free community Easter egg drop beginning at 11:30 March 27 in the football field at Eastmont Junior High School, 905 N.E. 8th St.

Study group to discuss Buddhist wisdom teaching

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Buddhist Center will hold a Satsang spiritual study group March 13 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.
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Homework: Should our kids have it at all?

I watch as my 8-year-old pushes through the front door ahead of me, tosses his coat to the right, somewhere in the direction of the coat hooks lined along the entryway, kicks off his shoes slightly further down the line, and grabs the thick sixth book of Harry Potter, which he is devouring in record time, for the fourth time. He then plops down on the couch, not to be disturbed or interrupted by even the loudest yells and shrieks of joy from his younger brothers for the next two ...

Musical program celebrates Holy Week, Easter

WENATCHEE — The Orthodox Christian Choir of Wenatchee will hold a special musical program from 3 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St.

Rocky Reach Dam opens next week

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County PUD will open the public areas of Rocky Reach Dam for its 55th season at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Literacy fair celebrates Dr. Seuss

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Public Library will hold a free literacy fair to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 5 at the library, 310 Douglas St.

Fixing that nightmarish bedtime routine

Question: My two girls, ages 3 and nearly 7, share a room but will not go to sleep unless each has a parent by her side until she passes out. Anything less, and it’s complete waterworks and screaming, with the little one forcing herself to throw up. How on earth do we break this awful habit? It’s been going on for about a year, and we have had no energy to fight it. We hate ending the days with them hysterically upset, so we’ve just given in to this ridiculous ...