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How To Love Your Parents

Last updated: 01/21/2021

Growing up, I was always really hard on my dad, because he was very hard on me. We would argue and argue and argue about who was right. All the time. What it came down to...

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Families move to get their kids the ultimate education: an in-person one

Last updated: 01/21/2021

Dissatisfaction with remote learning during the pandemic has led some families to take extraordinary measures, even moving out of state in hopes that their children can attend...

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Modeling Hybrid Learning to Support Educators

Last updated: 01/21/2021

Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership. Sunday, January 17, 2021 Modeling Hybrid Learning to Support Educators Hybrid learning continues to be on the minds of schools...

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Separated parents and child custody during Coronavirus

Last updated: 01/20/2021

For couples going through the process of a divorce, the coronavirus pandemic may have completely derailed proceedings. The courts are still working as normal, as these workers...

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Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?

Last updated: 01/20/2021

My husband and I recently attended a Step parenting class through our local Kids First Program. The class description “The Kids First Program for Step parents is designed to...

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Must Education Feed Your Soul? – Jon Harper

Last updated: 01/20/2021

There was once a time when education was able to feed my soul. I don’t know if that is more a comment on where I was then or where I am now. Either way, it doesn’t any more. Is...

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Support Services for Youth in Transition: Identity Formation

Last updated: 01/20/2021

The following resources offer ways to help transitioning youth develop a positive sense of self, including information on spirituality; cultural, racial, and ethnic identity;...

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Legislature must help Texas kids recover from the pandemic

Last updated: 01/20/2021

This pandemic is hard on all Texans — including kids. So now that the state legislative session is gearing up, children are counting on legislators to give them the best chance...

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5 Ways to Play…With Empty Plastic Containers

Last updated: 01/19/2021

Stack and nest. Collect 5-10 plastic containers of different sizes and shapes. Show your little one how they can be used like blocks to stack and build. Or suggest your toddler...

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Does parenting ever get easier? The truth revealed...

Last updated: 01/19/2021

Many of you read with trepidation my recent post Being a parent – does it ever get easier – where I called for you, my readers, to cast the bull*** into the wind (hopefully for...

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