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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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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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