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MECPTA 5th Annual Touch a Truck

The Mansfield Early Childhood PTA (MECPTA) invites you to learn about and explore a variety of vehicles with us at our 5th Annual Touch a Truck event. This family fun day features vehicles to touch, explore, and pose for photos on; kids’ activities including a transportation station and obstacle course; vendor market; and food trucks. All proceeds raised benefit children in need in the Mansfield community through our work with the MISD Education Foundation Clothes Closet, Phoenix Academy, Head Start, Common Grounds Network summer meals program, and Mansfield Public Library.

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Guiding Children Through Grief // The WARM Place

After experiencing the devastating effects of her 14-year-old son Michael’s death in 1984, Peggy Bohme, co-founder of The WARM Place, reached out to her nine-year-old daughter’s pediatrician in search of a place where Meghan could grapple with her own feelings of loss and receive additional emotional support. Her pediatrician, Dr. John Richardson, explained how such a place […]

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Choosing Not to Spank

I grew up in a family that often used spanking as a tool for discipline. While I was dealt my share of spankings, my older brother received the majority. Aside from being in trouble less often, spankings simply were not necessary for me. I was the kid who crumbled when I disappointed my parents. I didn’t need […]

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