Dismissing their fears by telling them a shooting could never happen at their school does them a disservice, could potentially harm them if they don’t pay attention or if they disregard drills at school, and puts a kink in their ability to rely on you for accurate information. No one wants to talk to their […]
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We lose something — an innocence — when we bring a weapon into our classrooms. This is a new normal that I am unwilling to accept. I will not allow fear-based, reactive thinking to forever change the face of our schools.
It’s important for parents to teach their teens about the dangers of distracted driving, but it’s clear that a simple talk may not cut it. The distracted driving epidemic is a problem that will require some out-of-the-box thinking to solve.
Throw grace around like confetti, especially on yourself, but also on your child, your other children, your friends, and your spouse. Generously fling about grace for whatever you may be feeling. It is no small endeavor to transition into the next thing, and your next step may not look like that of others.
In every moment when you’re tempted to burst into tears or fear about the future, remind yourself that this is what you’ve been working toward. Then, choose to be thankful that you’ve done it! You’ve raised a tiny little babe into the awesome adult-ish person that he or she is. Soak it all in, sit […]
Let’s remember the immense pressure they are under. Let’s be their biggest cheerleaders. Let’s see their passion and enthusiasm and global awareness and heart for social justice. Let’s hold them to a high standard and tell them in every way that we believe in them.
If you have a child who has even limited physical abilities, he or she should be working. And if you happen to be one of those moms who says something like, “I tell my kids that school is their only job, and I’ll do everything else so they can devote themselves to getting good grades,” […]