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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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Tips for Co-parenting After Separating

By Megan McQueen Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. For more detailed information about working with families with foster children, please refer to our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer….

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Parenting Children with Disabilities

By Megan McQueen When my nephew received a diagnosis of a rare genetic syndrome, our family was grief-stricken, scared, confused, and also relieved. Doctors tested for multiple issues, some of them grave. We knew this would lead to more questions,…

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Tips for working with foster families

By Megan McQueen Download a copy of the full tip sheet PDF. For more detailed information about working with families with foster children, please refer to our earlier blog post. Megan McQueen is a warmhearted teacher, coach, consultant, and writer….

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Co-parenting After a Separation or Divorce: For Parents

By Megan McQueen When I was teaching, I often supported families as they navigated a transition from parenting together in one house to co-parenting in different households. I reminded families that children are resilient and there were ways to support…

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Working with Families with Foster Children

by Megan McQueen As an educator, I had the chance to work with families as they became foster parents. I watched excitement build as families anticipated meeting their new children. I watched families field comments from well-meaning friends and was…

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): What can we do to protect our small humans?

Did you know that toxic stress as a child can lead to cancer as an adult? Before very recently, I didn’t either. It makes intuitive sense that health outcomes would be worse for a child who has experienced trauma. They…

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While My Kid Finds Nemo, I’ll Find Sleep

We were watching Finding Nemo the other day, and I yawned…about 500 million times. As I stared at Marlin doing everything in his power to find his little Nemo, I started thinking about what I do when I am desperate…

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