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Tips for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families

Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. For families seeking more detailed information, see our earlier blog post.  Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer. She grounds her work in empathetic education, importing a strong sense…

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families

By Megan McQueen As educators, we work with everyone. I love learning from families as we build a trusting relationship. Sometimes this looks like reassuring a same-sex couple that their family is welcome and included in our conversations about families….

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Tips for Parenting with a Disability

By Megan McQueen Download a the tip sheet in a PDF form here. For more detailed information, see our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer. She grounds her work in empathetic education, importing…

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Tips for Parenting Adolescents

By Megan McQueen Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. For families seeking more detailed information, see our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer. She grounds her work in empathetic education,…

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Parenting Adolescents

By Megan McQueen I love the playfulness and innocence of young children. I’ve spent my career working with early childhood age kids and was fearful of parenting teens. As I find myself parenting an adolescent (defined as ages 11-18) I…

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Tips for Parenting a Child With a Disability

by Megan McQueen Download a full copy of the PDF here. For more detailed information, read our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer. She grounds her work in empathetic education, importing a strong…

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For Families: Raising Grandchildren

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash By Megan McQueen I got to know a grandmother as she took over care for her grandchild. She struggled to shift into her new role as caretaker while setting new boundaries and establishing routines….

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Talking with (White) Kids about Race and Social Justice Issues (for families)

By Megan McQueen As a white woman, I have benefited from the foundational white supremacy that infiltrates every system in our society. I learned that the civil rights movements in the 1960’s were important moments in history that solved many…

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Parenting with a disability

By Megan McQueen As a mother who has some physical limitations, I have glimpses into the world of living with a disability. I was told when my youngest child was a baby that the constant pain I was in would…

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Teaching during a pandemic

By Megan McQueen Oh, teachers, I wish I could wrap you up in a big hug. This is hard. We chose a career in education because we cherish our connection with others. We want to help people find success. With…

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