Parent Magazine Flagler December 2019 - Page 5

FROM THE EDITOR C an you believe that the holidays are upon us already? Every year, I am surprised when I turn the calendar and see how close we are! I feel such excitement when I think about seeing my family, baking special things, singing Christmas Carols and sharing time with people I love. A topic that always comes up at the holidays is giving. We give presents to family and friends, and we give in our community. Everything from canned food drives to visiting a nursing home can bring joy to people in our community. Look inside for more ideas on things you can do to spread the holiday spirit. December can also bring a lull in your child’s attention to their schoolwork. We have advice on how to raise a motivated learner that will be helpful year-round. If there is a downfall in the holiday season, it is the stress that can creep in with the expectations of what the holiday should look like. Check out “Calling for a Little Peace and Quiet” for strategies on making the holidays more meaningful and less rushed. If you find yourself needing services or assistance this holiday season, please access the United Way helpline by dialing 211 or visiting 211live.org. The staff at Parent Magazines Florida joins me in wishing you a very Merry Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! Please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the magazine and where we can improve! Be sure to check out the contest tab on our website to win some great experiences! Wishing you many blessings this holiday season, CONTACT US PUBLISHER Howard M. Holley Sr. EDITOR Dr. Barbara C. Holley MANAGING EDITOR Jeanne Coates ART DIRECTOR Ashlee Harrell CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Teldra Jones SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR Charlene “Charlie” Savidge DISTRIBUTION AND FULFILLMENT Carl Jones EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Danielle Anderson • Journalist / Writer Sabrina Crosby • Flagler County School District Jowanda Dove • Flagler School District Marina Pierre • Photographer Debbie Trask • Parent INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING? If you would like to advertise in Parent Magazine, please call 386.283.5906 or email us at advertising@parentmagazineflorida.com IDEAS FOR ARTICLES? Send your article ideas or provide feedback to editor@parentmagazineflorida.com 520 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Suite 201 Palm Coast, FL 32137 www.parentmagazineflorida.com All rights reserved. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. TouchPoint Innovative Solutions assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. @ FlaglerParentMagazine © 2019 TouchPoint Innovative Solutions. All rights reserved. Info@ParentMagazineFlorida.com DR. BARBARA C. HOLLEY EDITOR, PARENT MAGAZINES Parent Magazine is published by TouchPoint Innovative Solutions. @ FlaglerParent @ FlaglerParentMag @ Flagler Parent Magazine Information contained in these materials are neither sponsored or endorsed by the School Board of Flagler County, its agents or its employees. F L A G L E R parent M A G A Z I N E | 3