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Christine M. Ristaino
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Christine Ristaino is a Professor of Italian Language and Culture at Emory University where she advocates for educational excellence, violence prevention, diversity and equal rights. In addition to two books, one on cultural acquisition and the other on female agency in the inquisition, she recently completed a memoir entitled The Little Girl Is Me, which investigates her exploration of identity after she was attacked in a parking lot. She also is a Fellow in The OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship at Emory.

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The Cosby Phenomenon and What to Do About It

(5) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 11:17 AM

Bill Cosby lived the ultimate fairytale. He made it big, was successful, earned lots of money, and was touted by our society as father figure supreme. This is why allegations of sexual assault came as a huge surprise to our country, and why discussions about the allegations' veracity are still...

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PANDAS: Our Own Personal Snowpocalpyse in Atlanta

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Snowpocalypse 3.0, as my students are calling it, seems to be going better than the earlier 2.0 version for Atlanta. Happily, my family is safe and warm at home.

And, we have another reason to cheer. We finally have a way to treat our 9-year-old's obsessive/compulsive and Tourette-like symptoms...

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8 Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

(5) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 1:47 PM

If your child has ADHD you might be thinking of ways to start off 2014 on the right foot. Advocating for your child this year might be all it takes to change a stressful environment into one in which you and your child both feel supported.

I know this first...

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