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Supporting Families Navigating Poverty

By Megan McQueen Throughout my career as an educator, I noticed that all families want the best for their children. I have known many families with long lists of needs while still being abundantly full of love for each other….

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Managing Climate Change Anxiety

By Megan McQueen As a child, I learned that I could be an environmentalist by recycling, picking up litter, and turning off lights when not in use. I still do my part (biking instead of driving when possible, gardening, etc.),…

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Celebrate Pride Month!

Please see our earlier post Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families for tips, online resources, and fabulous book lists. “All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” Harvey Milk

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Learning With Your Family: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Megan McQueen I spent many hours of my childhood learning about Filipino and Vietnamese cultures. I am white, but I grew up with close Asian friends. Most of these friends were first-generation Americans, so their family’s native cultural ways…

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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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