I don’t know where the summer’s gone, and I certainly can’t believe the kids are back in school. Wasn’t it just June?
June, as I recall, was when we kicked the planning for this special parenting issue into high gear. I’d been a guest on the popular podcast Learning to Dad with Tyler Ross (what an honor to be the first mom on the show!) and discovered that Tyler has created a modern-day how-to manual for parenting. And how could I keep such a discovery to myself? I couldn’t, and I hope Frannie Barnes’ terrific feature on Tyler and his podcast will encourage you to tune in, take notes, and offer your own parenting advice.
Speaking of modern-day issues for modern-day parents to be aware of and, sadly, concerned about, the tragedy of human trafficking that once took place in countries far, far away, is here and actively happening in Prince William and Fauquier counties. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are efforts underway in both counties to educate, empower, and protect the kids in our communities, as Stephenie Overman details in her feature on Just Ask Prevention Project’s executive director Bill Woolf and his take-no-prisoners team of Terri Aufmuth, Amelia Stansell, Jacquelin Pinilla, and Susan Evans-Young. Don’t miss it.
In fact, don’t miss any of the great parenting content we’ve got in this issue. With the kids back at school, take some time to read and relax and, if you’d like, write to me at Susan@PiedmontPub.com and let me know what you want to see more of in your magazine!