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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

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."...
How to Teach Your Child to Be Popular

How to Teach Your Child to Be Popular

08.22.2014
Having "popular" children provides a great opportunity for them to set a positive example and to gain a network that is very socially diverse....
Boost Your Child's Self-Confidence This Back-to-School Season

Boost Your Child's Self-Confidence This Back-to-School Season

08.22.2014
It is no secret that our childhood has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves as adults. And so, what better time to lay the groundwork...
The Volunteer Pledge

The Volunteer Pledge

08.21.2014
I'm dreading The Volunteer Season because of the parents who make volunteering hard. The parents who judge, eye roll, and hrmmph their...