Our favorite social media holiday is back-to-school time — when our feeds are flooded with photos of your kids’ first day of preschool, elementary, middle and (if they let you take a photo) high school. We also delight in the images of parents dropping off their new college students, though we do choke up a bit with you as we imagine you driving away.
We know the frenzy of a new school year is filled with activities, lunches to pack, homework and projects to get done. But even though our time with our school-age kids is limited, we can squeeze in light and heftier lessons about life, the world, history — and we can open ourselves to what they have to teach us as well.
Our L.A. Parent Education issue captures this two-way street of learning. Beyond the stories featured below, we have so much more inside this issue, including our chat with Abby Ryder Fortson, the “Are You There God? It’s Me” star featured on our cover, a yummy vegan recipe for the lunchbox, clever ways to weave math and literacy, self-care for parents and our community news spotlights.
On the Cover
This month’s cover model is “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” actress Abby Ryder Fortson, who spoke with us about playing Margaret, coming-of-age and how she caught the acting bug at 4 years old. Photo courtesy Lionsgate.
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