Children and Parenting


Team Thunder: Hope and healing on tiny hooves

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in June

“Oh, my goodness, there’s a horse in my bedroom!”

That’s a sentence no one ever expects to hear—let alone utter—but one that’s quite familiar to the volunteers of Team Thunder. This group of mini therapy horses and their human handlers from Serenity Farm Equestrian Center in Luckey, Ohio brings unique therapeutic, educational, and inspirational experiences to people in skilled-nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, rehab centers, hospices, memory-care units, special education classrooms, libraries, and various other facilities across Northwest Ohio.


The greatest challenge

Written by by Mark S. Faber, USPTA Elite Professional. Posted in June

As a coach today, there are many great challenges. However, one the “Greatest Challenges” is probably the evolution of technology, especially social media. At a USTA Leadership meeting I attended in January, USTA General Manager of Community and Youth Tennis Craig Morris held up an iPhone and said, “The youth of today will know nothing more than this item. It is their book, their music, their computer, their TV, and their means of communication.” Now this is both good and bad, correct? It is also what makes it the “Greatest Challenge” as a coach.