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MASK The Magazine

MASK The Magazine Summer 2016

In our time-deprived society, how do parents keep up? MASK The Magazine will conveniently bring a comprehensive approach to educating families on the severity and risk factors of relevant issues. MASK takes pride in fostering parent-child communication and will provide successful strategies to encourage ongoing dialogue. This publication will equip and prepare families with appropriate knowledge, resources and decision-making skills to empower families to make safe, healthy choices.

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United States
MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids)
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
bottom line

I’ve failed at them, overstepped them, learned from them, and now strive to model them. As an individual, unless you’ve been taught what boundaries are, you usually find out what they are the hard way. I have faced many hills and valleys on my journey that have taught me what I will and won’t allow in my life. As an adult, it becomes easy to navigate and understand what is healthy and what isn’t. But what about when you become a parent? Sometimes our love for our children can blur the lines. Not following through with consequences, looking the other way, or simply allowing them to be disrespectful are all behaviors that will make boundaries unclear for our children. Children need boundaries to learn and grow, and they truly help children feel…

1 min.
what is mask?

MASK addresses important topics and gives parents the resources they need to communicate with and empower their children. MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) is a nonprofit501(c)(3) organization created in 2007 by a group of dedicated mothers who recognized the need to consistently educate families on rapidly changing issues. The MASK mission is to engage and educate parents, children and the community about the issues facing our youth and to empower children to make safe, healthy choices. MASK fulfills its mission by engaging, educating and empowering families through MASK Academy, Parent University, E3 Summer Camps, MASK The Magazineand our detailed and informative website. Through these platforms, MASK offers parenting solutions for today’s families. MASK tackles important topics—from drugs and alcohol, to bullying and Internet safety—and gives students, parents and the community knowledge and tools…

4 min.

ANGELA AMBROSE // Writer During her 25-year writing career, Angela Ambrose has written for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Public Health Service, as well as a number of magazines, newspapers and websites. A mother of two, Angela enjoys writing about the important issues affecting kids today and applying what she learns at home. Angela is also a nationally certified group fitness instructor and registered yoga teacher. STACY BARRY // Writer Stacy Barry is a former public relations/marketing executive for the hospitality industry, and is currently a freelance writer in Houston, Texas. She received her degree in journalism from Texas Tech University and worked as a broadcast journalist for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas. For the past 15 years she has done freelance and contract work from her home, while raising two children in the ’burbs. GREMLYN…

8 min.

CHILD’S POSE Children today face many stresses that range from academic to social and everything in between. While every child has his or her own unique ways of dealing with challenges, experts agree that children can help ease stress by practicing the art of yoga. Everyone needs time to relax and unwind from life’s stresses and children are no exception. So why not do yoga together? The benefits of yoga for children and adults are threefold; mind, body and spirit. The quiet, non-competitive environment of a yoga session creates an opportunity to channel energy positively and release pressure in a healthy, productive manner. Yoga leads to a greater awareness of the body and its surroundings. With this understanding, a child will be able to increase strength and balance, both mentally and physically. Believe…

1 min.
things we ♥

WORDS OF WISDOM Say the things that mean most to your family with this Family Rules drawstring bag by Drawn to by Mind. Made with woven fabric and durable grommets, this bag is sure to be a family keepsake. Matching throw pillow available. $35. redbubble.com STACKED UP Be reminded of what matters most in your life with this set of white gold stacking rings by Lisa Leonard Designs. Hand-molded and cast in solid 10k white gold, they can be customized with special names or words. $379. lisaleonard.com HANG OUT This summer, let your kids master the art of hanging out in the HugglePod HangOut by HearthSong. With porthole-style windows, Velcro door, removable cushion and LED lights, this is the perfect spot to daydream the day away. $299. hearthsong.com PLUG IT IN If you plan on globetrotting this…

1 min.
page turners

+ “Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent”by Janet Edgette (TarcherPerigee, $16) + “Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children”by Angela Hanscom (New Harbinger Publications, $16.95) + “Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ ‘Go-To’ Person About Sex”by Deborah Roffman (Da Capo Lifelong Books, $15.99) + “Yell Less, Love More: How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids—and How You Can Too!”by Sheila McCraith (Fair Winds Press, $21.99) + “Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood”by Foster Cline and Jim Fay (NavPress Publishing, $24.99) + “Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count…Without Stressing Out”by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson Potter, $35)…