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How to Build Relationships with School

By Megan McQueen As an educator and a parent, I see the value from both perspectives in building relationships between families and school. Families know their children best and have valuable insights into their children’s needs. Educators’ experience working with…

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Learning with our Children: Women’s History Month

By Megan McQueen As a woman and mother to daughters, I feel optimistic about our future. Representation in government positions, media, and other power positions are crucial to showing our children their possibilities. When I remember career options given to…

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Celebrating Black History Month with Your Family

By Megan McQueen February is a time to celebrate Black history and heritage. Of course, Black history and culture is to be appreciated all times of the year, but we need to take time to specifically acknowledge Black history until…

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Apoyando el bilingüismo de los niño/as y el desarrollo del lenguaje natal: Consejos para familias

Read in English Por Dr. Guadalupe Díaz Lara, Cesia Vega, & Dr. Karen D. Thompson Durante una conferencia de padres, la Sra. Cortez compartió que le preocupaba que sus hijo/as hablan cada vez más inglés en casa y hablan muy poco…

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Supporting Children’s Bilingualism & Home Language Development: Tips for Families

Leer en español By Dr. Guadalupe Díaz Lara, Cesia Vega & Dr. Karen D. Thompson During a parent teacher conference Mrs. Cortez shared that she was concerned that her children were speaking English at home more and more and spoke very…

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Managing Stress as a Caregiver

By Megan McQueen I miss spending time with friends, social outlets for my children, and treating myself to a cup of tea and a good book in a coffee shop. During this pandemic, our anxieties and depression may grow and…

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Supporting Children’s Virtual Learning

By Megan McQueen Families, these are tough times! As a parent of children who are virtually learning, I completely understand the daily dance trying to navigate their needs (and different schedules) along with my own work demands, anxiety, and never-ending…

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Talking with Children about Native American Heritage Month

By Megan McQueen One November, I spoke with a neighbor who recently moved from another country. He had a young son who was learning about Thanksgiving in school and asked me what the holiday meant. I asked what his son…

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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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