Talking to Children About Hate Crimes

As we honor Asian/Pacific American Heritage month, May marks a poignant time of reflection and action for members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community grappling with March's deadly spa shootings in Atlanta and...

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Derek Chauvin Verdict

The following message was sent several hours prior to the announcement of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. As our nation now reflects upon and responds to the verdict, we must remember the impact such emotionally...
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Coronavirus: 3 Steps to Working Parent Sanity

It’s happening. Schools are closing, teachers are planning online lessons, and professionals are teleworking.

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Is faster better?

As parents, we get mixed messages about what it means to be a good parent. Starting when our children are infants, we are conditioned to look toward the next milestone. First, our baby smiles, and we can’t wait for them to talk. Then,...

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Terms and Conditions: Reading the Fine Print

All of us have signed up for accounts online—whether they are for online banking, signing up our children for extracurricular activities, or reading the news. Before our accounts are complete, however, we must usually click an “Agree”...

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Benefits of Outdoor Education in the Digital Age

I recently saw an internet meme that said, “...if you ever want to know what a teacher’s mind feels like, imagine a web browser with 2,879 tabs open. All. The. Time.” Though I couldn’t agree more, I don’t feel like this is unique to...

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How Can I Help My Child Repair a Friendship?

When my daughter was in third grade, a close friend (let’s call her Susie) announced that she was no longer her friend. My daughter, still a bit shell shocked and confused, talked about it before bed time (after silently holding onto...

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Establishing Routines that Work for Young Readers

"How do I get my child to read?" “My child rarely picks up a book." "If it’s not technology based, my child is not interested!" "My child used to read all the time but not anymore." If you’ve ever said any of these things, you’re not...

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Keeping a Love of Reading Alive

“If we teach a child to read but fail to develop a desire to read, we will have created a skilled nonreader, a literate illiterate.” —Kylene Beers

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Help Your Preschooler Develop Conflict Resolution Skills

High quality preschool programs provide children many opportunities to develop the broad range of skills that are the building blocks for flourishing in elementary school and are also strongly correlated with health, educational...

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