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Mar30
“Thank you” is Not Enough: When a Teacher is So Much More

“Thank you” is Not Enough: When a Teacher is So Much More

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Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.

Mar22
Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

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The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.

Feb19
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Electric Company

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Electric Company

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We’ve uncovered a gem! Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda created a number of short educational rap videos for PBS’ The Electric Company several years ago and they are brilliant!

Feb11
To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

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A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.

Jan28
How to Immunize Your Kids From the Insanity of Election Year

How to Immunize Your Kids From the Insanity of Election Year

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How are we, as parents, supposed to keep our kids believing they should do the right thing when they see how rewarded the bad things are?

Jan26
How to Prep for College Without Losing Your Mind: a Year-by-Year Guide

How to Prep for College Without Losing Your Mind: a Year-by-Year Guide

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Tired of “expert” advice on readying your high schooler to get into a top college? Me, too. I like realism, and a non-stressed kid. Here’s my take.

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