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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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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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