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Tweens, Teens, and Screens

By Megan McQueen As a parent of adolescents, I struggle with how much my kids are “plugged in.” When I consider my hopes for them – compassionate, curious lives with fulfilling relationships – I wonder if their time on screens…

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En Español: Tweens, Teens, and Screens

Por Megan McQueen Como madre de adolescentes, lucho con la cantidad de tiempo que mis hijos están “conectados”. Cuando considero mis esperanzas para ellos —vidas compasivas y curiosas con relaciones plenas—, me pregunto si el tiempo que pasan frente a…

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Español: Integrating Mindfulness in Parenting Education Classes

Por Megan McQueen Como madre, he encontrado que el espacio es el camino para ser lo mejor que puedo ser. Necesito espacio para cultivar mis intereses, pero también espacio entre un evento y mi reacción. En ese momento puedo recuperarme,…

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Integrating Mindfulness in Parenting Education Classes

By Megan McQueen As a parent, I’ve found that the path to my best self is space. I need space to cultivate my interests, but also space between an event and my reaction. At that moment, I can collect myself,…

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Español: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Por Megan McQueen El Mes de la Herencia Hispana (desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre) nos brinda a todos la oportunidad de celebrar, aprender y abogar por las personas de origen latino e hispano. Los términos “latino” e…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Megan McQueen Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) gives us all an opportunity to celebrate, learn about, and advocate for Latinx and Hispanic folks. The terms Latinx and Hispanic are not interchangeable. Enter conversations with your family,…

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Transitioning Back to School

By Megan McQueen As an early childhood educator, I supported many families transitioning to school for the first time. Families can help their children shift to school gently with helpful conversations and routines. Even if your child attended school last…

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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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