How Involved Should I Get In My Child’s School

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By Joe Newman What do you say to a parent who asks, “How involved should I get in school?” Before talking about this question I first want to talk about a more important underlying issue.  Relations between parents and teachers are at an all-time low.  Parents blame teachers for their child’s poor academic performance and teachers […]

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The Start of a New School Year

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By: Lisa Regula- Meyer The school year is in full swing now in Kent, and we’re heartily enjoying life with a second grader.  Specifically, we’re enjoying this second grader and his second grade class.  This year, our school is trying out a mixed 1st and 2nd grade classroom.  Two teachers, two student teachers, and two […]

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Leading Up to the First Day of School

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By:  Susan Howard A blog by Brandy’s wife Heather Has Two Mommies is a black and white book put out in the 80’s, one of the first, (if not the first) books of it’s kind to help children understand that all families are different.  A girl is starting her preschool and she gets upset as […]

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Gay Dad: The Middle of the Summer

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By: John Jericiau I haven’t checked for accuracy, but I feel like we are almost smack dab in the middle of summer break. We’ve long returned from our two-week vacation in Puerto Rico, but yet still have a significant amount of time until the first day of school slams into us like a frying pan […]

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To Tell Or Not To Tell

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By Meika Rouda Lately I have been posed with the Do I mention my kids were adopted or not? quandry. I was at the dentist the other day and my hygienist who I have been seeing for the past few years was looking a little round in the belly. She is a little younger than […]

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Teach Your Children Well

By: Wendy Rhein I’ve been struggling with writing this all day. I have drafted more first, second, and seventh paragraphs than I care to admit and trashed them all. The truth is, my kid and many other kids I know were hurting last week and it infuriates me. Last week I heard and endured several […]

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