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Fall Open House at Forsyth School: A Taste of Forsyth
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Find out what makes Forsyth School unique at its Fall Open House: A Taste of Forsyth. Register your child for a sample class! Try art, music, science or stories. Then tour the campus with a grade 6 student, or explore on your own! Either way, enjoy plenty of time to talk with the teachers, administrators, and current parents. Childcare will be provided for children ages 2 and up.

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Parents Guide to YouTube and Snapchat

YouTube and Snapchat, two of the most popular apps among middle and high school students, pose understandable concerns for parents. From graphic content to stranger danger, from the Momo hoax to the Tide Pod challenge, and countless stories linking social media use to depression, both apps can seem like minefields of potential danger. This free presentation will answer those questions, and help parents better communicate with their teens about social media. 

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Mommy & Me Yoga

Enjoy a morning of Mommy & Me yoga at Play Street Museum for kids ages 4-8. Kids will be able to play in the museum then do some yoga with certified yoga instructor Kaycee Veilleux. 

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Locally Owned St. Louis Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

While national chains, like McAlister’s Deli, Fazoli’s and O’Charley’s, are famous for their kids’ promo nights, there are plenty of locally owned restaurants across the metro area that can curve your little ones’ cravings at no extra cost to you. Plus, it gives you a much-needed break from oven duty.

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Teaching Social Skills to Today's Teens

Educators and parents are invited to hear from Miriam Academy staff how to teach and practice many topics that teens need to be successful socially. Some of the topics to be discussed include: setting boudaries, active listening, reciprocal conversation, problem solving, collaboration and self-advocacy. 

 

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Parenting Teens & Tweens Doesn't Have to Be as Hard as We Think It Is

Never mind that I’ve read all the parenting books. Or the fact that I was once a preteen girl myself. But girls this age can be impossible to relate to - even if you’re a relatively hip and cool mom like me (at least in my own head).

On those days when my daughter’s defiant sighs make my head explode all over the living room or the nights when my yelling is the least helpful way to deal with her stubbornness, it would be ideal to have an expert on hand to guide us both through the rocky times.

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Halloween Nights at Grant's Farm

Get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky fun and celebrate with the animals at Grant's Farm. Enjoy Halloween-themed shows, a devilishly good DJ, spooky decorations and moonlit rides through Deer Park. Costumes are encouraged.

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Halloween Workshops at Yucandu Art Studio
Friday, October 18, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019

Kids in 1st through 5th grade can make a fun Halloween craft while enjoying popcorn and cider at Yucandu Art Studio's Halloween Workshops and Halloween Party. You can drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

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Free Family Night at The Magic House @ MADE
Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019

Located in the Central West End, this 7,000 square-foot makerspace is designed for kids ages 4-14 to play, explore create and collaborate. Visitors have a chance to "paint" on the digital easel, use a pottery wheel to create a clay creation, design for a 3D printer, launch air rockets, build robots and circuits and more!

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Free Family Night at The Magic House
Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019

Some of the best things in life are free! The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

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