December 2023 Issue

Happy Holidays from Greater Pensacola Parents! As the festive spirit fills the air and the holiday season unfolds its magic, we’re thrilled to extend a warm and joyous welcome to you! Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or a first-time explorer, we’re delighted to have you join us in celebrating the wonders of this special time of year!

In this special December edition, immerse yourself in the enchantment of the season with our exclusive Holiday Happenings Guide – your passport to unforgettable moments, joyful experiences, and the magic that makes this time of year truly special for your family. We also encourage you to read our local interviews and family content from this month’s issue! β˜ƒοΈŽπŸŽ…πŸŽ„β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŽπŸ¦Œ


Unearned vs. Earned Education Preparing to Kick Off the New Year Informed

I have been on the road frequently speaking at student and parent conferences. One of my favorite things about what I do, other than getting to meet parents and students, […]

Dinner's Ready- GPP DEC. 2023

Dinner’s Ready: Mitzi Schafer’s White Bean Chicken Soup

The cold weather has already been creeping in along the Gulf Coast for a month or so now, but December officially ushers in the first day of Winter for 2023. […]


From the Publisher – December ’23

As I mentioned a few months ago, cleaning out and organizing our attic space has been on our to-do list for a hot minute. Well, I am proud to say […]


December 2023 Student Spotlights

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.Β  We have so many talented students in our area.Β  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with [...]
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Holiday Traditions For You & Yours to Treasure

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr, Bodhi Day, or the winter solstice, holiday traditions are a fun way for families to bond and create fond memories. The traditions […]


Teach Them to Be Givers… And Be an Example

Q. With all the commercials and marketing that accompany the holiday season, how can parents teach their young children about giving and putting others first at this time of year? […]


Gifts Kids Can Give on a Small Budget

Nothing is more heartwarming than a gift made by a child. Handmade gifts are affordable, fun to make, and can be given to parents, grandparents, teachers, and siblings. Here are […]


The Importance of Risky Play for Children

In 2023, Ellen Sandseter, PhD and her team of Norwegian researchers determined the importance of β€œhigh risk” play. They found that children across the globe engage in six types of […]

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