From the Editor- January 2024

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Happy 2024! I hope the holiday season was a special time of togetherness for your family and that you feel good about settling back into a routine.

While January begins a new calendar year, it’s only the middle of the school year, and maybe your kids (and you) are losing a little steam in that area. If so, take Christina Katz’s advice in 10 Ways for Students to Maintain Positive Momentum All School Year. She shares how parents can help kids stay motivated through May and finish strong.

January also marks our always-anticipated Private School Issue. While many families have their educational needs met at local public schools or through homeschooling, the River Region also boasts excellent private schools. From independent to religious to schools for unique learning needs, you are sure to find a fit for your family if you’re considering going private. Our 2024 Private School Guide details these schools, including curriculum, tuition, extracurriculars, etc. This guide, along with Robert Kennedy’s article, Admissions Checklist When Applying to Private School, will help you walk through the process confidently and check all the boxes along the way.

Also, with the new year, many of us consider improving ourselves and our families’ lives. Typical resolutions include losing weight, getting more active, and committing to less screen time. However, Sarah Lyons takes a slightly different approach with her article, Parent Must Dos for a New Year. She focuses on unique tasks like appointing guardians for your children, telling people how you feel, and doing something you’ve been putting off, like taking that dream vacation or starting that hobby you’ve thought about for years.

As we begin 2024, we wish you happiness, peace, and motivation to get the most out of life this year!


DeAnne is the Editor and Co-Owner of River Region Parents who loves investing in her family, making lasting memories and deposits of love into each of their lives. As a wife, and mother of three, she understands the importance of having resources available to assist the family. That's why she's been passionate about publishing the best family content in the River Region.

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