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What We Miss When We Photoshop School Pictures

What We Miss When We Photoshop School Pictures

10. 6.2014
Personally, I've always thought the whole point of school pictures is to provide an authentic representation of childhood -- to record...
An Important Talk About Life, Death and the Responsibility of Friendship

An Important Talk About Life, Death and the Responsibility of Friendship

09.30.2014
We're still in the earliest weeks of the fall semester, during which new students are most acutely at risk for alcohol-related injury,...
Sound Sleep Advice For Back-To-School Season And Beyond

Sound Sleep Advice For Back-To-School Season And Beyond

09.30.2014
Treat sleep as a learned experience. As much as we'd like to think of sleep as natural, and the ability to do it well as an inborn skill,...
A Back-to-School Rule for Kids: Trust Your Gut, 5 Guidelines to Help Kids Self-Protect

A Back-to-School Rule for Kids: Trust Your Gut, 5 Guidelines to Help Kids Self-Protect

09.22.2014
It's only been a month since the school year has begun, and already I've received a district-wide communiqué about a suspicious individual...

A Good Evening Spoiled

09.18.2014
So, as another school year begins, I am anxiously hoping. Anxiously hoping that little if any homework muscles it's way into my home, commandeering...
The Letter From School That Stopped Me In My Tracks

The Letter From School That Stopped Me In My Tracks

09.17.2014
It was like Mrs. K knew what our morning was going to be like. How did she know that the letter was exactly what I needed to read right...

Creating Your Inspiration Board...for Schools

09. 8.2014
What words inspire a school choice? Are you looking for a public school? Are you looking for a private school? Make a word bank of words...

This School Year, I Will Be Mostly Listening

09. 5.2014
When I learned how to really listen, I gave my children the gift of acceptance, regardless of the emotion it was they were feeling.
A Mom's Prayer For The First Day of School

A Mom's Prayer For The First Day of School

09. 3.2014
Now that the big yellow bus has consumed my children, I'm sitting here alone in a quiet house, trying to distract myself with work and...
Parents Have Trouble When Kids Go Back to School, Too

Parents Have Trouble When Kids Go Back to School, Too

09. 3.2014
It's natural to want to protect your children from pain, and of course you'll want to share the benefit of your own hard-earned wisdom....

School Days Daze

09. 3.2014
By Carlie Ramer I am a native New Yorker, so when we moved to a small town down South ten years ago, there were many cultural differences...
An Open Letter to Parents About Your Relationship to Alcohol

An Open Letter to Parents About Your Relationship to Alcohol

09. 2.2014
I know you probably think that if you love your children enough, teach them right from wrong, provide them with a good education, and keep...
Why It's A Great Thing For Both Of Us That My Daughter Is Going Back To School

Why It's A Great Thing For Both Of Us That My Daughter Is Going Back To School

08.29.2014
Annabel loves school. She loves being with friends, loves learning, and above all, loves being independent. She's a child who thrives on...
How Back-to-School Shopping Reinforces Gender Norms -- and How to Fight Back

How Back-to-School Shopping Reinforces Gender Norms -- and How to Fight Back

08.26.2014
As parents, with or without our kids' input, we make choices that shape their entry into new social contexts. We tell them what is "normal."...