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Tough Talks: Tips for Explaining to Your Kids the Violence in Charlottesville

As much as we might want to prevent it, our kids will eventually discover the ugly truth about events like Charlottesville. If we could eternally shield them from the ignorance, hatred, racism, and violence associated with groups such as neo-Nazis, the KKK, and the alt-right, we would. 366 more words

Music. Motherhood. Life

The Love of a Child

I miss my kids terribly.

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology I still get to talk to them essentially every day, and I usually get to see them through video chat. 291 more words

Gratitude

"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

Education

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

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