Stories in Charlotte Parent

Inside RideAbility, an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program


Wendy Schonfeld fell in love with horses in the unlikeliest of places: New York City. At age 14, she took three buses to a city barn in The Bronx so she could ride a horse on a strip of land in the middle of a highway.

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Middle-School Students Learn to Advocate Through Extensions Program


When Trent Lose, 15, saw his middle-school friends at Randolph Middle School disappear from homeroom each morning, he was curious about where they were going. 

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How to Negotiate and Blend Family Customs for the Holidays


Every Christmas Eve, my husband and I discuss whether the presents from Santa should be wrapped. We’ve been together for so long, we’re not sure whose family tradition...

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Throwing Birthday Parties That Give Back


The anniversary of the birth of a child is a celebratory time. We gather friends and family to sing “Happy Birthday,” eat cake and play games. Then the long-awaited moment arrives, the birthday boy or girl opens...

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