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"Where are you supposed to be right now?"

“Where are you supposed to be right now?”

This phrase has been uttered by all staff members regardless of position: tutors, teachers, deans, principals. You have said it. 604 more words


Grief, Addiction, and My Family

This is a difficult post to write but one I felt I needed to write. I have gone back and forth in my own mind as to whether or not I should share this part of our life. 1,213 more words

How Parents Can Encourage Their Kids

It is important to remember that as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We should all encourage kids to try their best, the problem seems to occur when parents push, criticize, and give kids the message that they need to win at all costs. 315 more words

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Civil Discourse

Fifty people gathered in Westside School’s theater on the Monday before Thanksgiving to talk about Civil Discourse and how we talk to children following a complicated, adversarial, and sometimes unkind election cycle. 376 more words

Westside School

How to talk to your kids about the election

I got up this morning to a gloomy rainy day in Austin, tired from staying up late to watch election results and pre-coffee cleaning of an epic poop-splosion by the toddler (it went all directions:  both up her back and down into her toes, dripped from the crib onto the carpet…so yeah, I woke up… 398 more words

Everyday Joie

5 tips to avoid one-word answers from your kids

With school back in full swing, many parents are back to spending the drive home from school as the instigator of a game of 20 questions; their kids the unwilling participants. 489 more words


Bombings & Shootings & Stabbings, OH MY!

We all might be feeling on edge these days. I know I am after the bombings in my hometown of NYC this week. But I have coping skills as an adult. 213 more words