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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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Tips for Working with Adoptive Families

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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Tips for Building Community with Diverse Families

By Megan McQueen Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer. She grounds her work in empathetic education, importing a strong sense of community and social skills to those…

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Parenting During Pandemic

By Megan McQueen Along with you, my family is in quarantine to prevent the spread of the nasty Coronavirus. Our work and school lives are disrupted, our anxiety is heightened, and we are missing our social connections. I am reminding…

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Parenting Adopted Children

By Megan McQueen As my sister prepared to adopt her daughter, our family excitedly gathered clothes, books, and toys for her. My sister shared photos and advice that she received from her case workers. She read about how best to…

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Tips for Co-parenting After Separating

By Megan McQueen Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. For more detailed information about working with families with foster children, please refer to our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer….

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Parenting Children with Disabilities

By Megan McQueen When my nephew received a diagnosis of a rare genetic syndrome, our family was grief-stricken, scared, confused, and also relieved. Doctors tested for multiple issues, some of them grave. We knew this would lead to more questions,…

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Tips for working with foster families

By Megan McQueen Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. For more detailed information about working with families with foster children, please refer to our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer….

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Co-parenting After a Separation or Divorce: For Parents

By Megan McQueen When I was teaching, I often supported families as they navigated a transition from parenting together in one house to co-parenting in different households. I reminded families that children are resilient and there were ways to support…

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