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Parents and Teachers Need Recess Too

There is a cure for this pandemic of self-neglect, but it takes courage and most important, baby steps. Parents and educators have been generous in granting grace to each other, now it’s time to extend that same grace to ourselves.

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Yours, His, Hers, Mine & Our: Journey with Education

When my kids started school decades ago, I found September to be more of a milestone for me than their birthdays. Because my educational experience was less than ideal, I was apprehensive about whether I was going to be able to hold up my end of the educational deal between teacher and parent.

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Parents, I trust you!

Right now there is a barrage of information on the topic of returning to school. Some of it appears to be well-intended, helpful information while

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This Easter, let’s pretend!

This Easter, let’s pretend!
For the sake of our children, let’s pretend. Lets allow ourselves to pretend there is no Coronavirus. We can do this for our children as well as for our own sanity. If you haven’t gone to the land of pretend in a while, I beg you to give it a try.

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Adventures in Homeschooling!

Parents are being bombarded right now with tips and resources from school, educational organizations, parent groups and even grandma/grandpa.  While these are very well intended

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Barb Flis

It’s Rush Hour

We are down to the final days before Holiday Break!  It’s rush hour out there as we squeeze the gift buying, decorating, baking and holiday

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I Appreciate You!

This time of year we hear a lot about gratitude and the importance of being grateful.  I noticed, especially this past week, after receiving a compliment,

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We belong together!

If you’re a parent, grandparent, mentor, teacher, a child and family services health or education provider or just a person who happens to care a

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Why Family Engagement?

Engaging families to work in partnership with schools and communities improves the chances for student success in school, and throughout their lives. Family engagement promotes

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