October 2016 - Pickens County First Steps

3 Simple Ways to Enjoy a New Season With Young Children

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Cooler mornings, football games, apple-picking — a new season is here and so is our inspiration to get outside and enjoy this beautiful world.

Young children are the most delightful explorers of the world around us. We tend to forget that the natural world is still new to them. Everything — from the roly-poly creeping across the sidewalk, to the crunchy leaves along the path — is worthy of a complete halt and investigation. As grown-ups, it’s second nature for us to hurry them along. We have things to do and places to be.

But what if we built […]

What Jacob Hall Teaches All of Us About Being Superheroes

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Scores of kids and adults left for school and work this morning wearing superhero shirts to honor Jacob Hall, a child most of us have never met but will never forget.

The bright light of a 6-year-old boy, snuffed out much too soon, has united our hearts, enlarged our community, and knit us all together in ways we could have never expected just one week ago.

It’s tragic that it sometimes takes a tragedy for us to realize the pure gift that children are to all of us.

The light they bring into the world somehow […]