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Early Lessons on Consent

Early Lessons On Consent

I have started and restarted this post at least half a dozen times. Each prior draft felt like a persuasive essay entitled “Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Consent.” Which is why I have deleted each of those drafts. Because you are already teaching your children about consent. Whether you realize it or not. […]

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The Benefits of a Flexible, Virtual Learning Environment

The Benefits of a Flexible, Virtual Learning Environment

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with Leavenworth Virtual School (USD 453). Parents are their child’s best teachers. These days, a number of families are opting to maximize this philosophical belief through a homeschool or virtually supported learning environment for their child, as opposed to a more traditional classroom experience. The Leavenworth Virtual […]

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CHAT 2.0: Malala Yousafzai and the World-Wide Fight for Education for All

CHAT 2.0: Malala Yousafzai and the World-Wide Fight for Education for All

Disclosure: This post was written as part of a collaboration with Hallmark; however, all opinions shared here are those of the contributor who wrote them. Born in 1997, Malala Yousafzai grew up in northern Pakistan with her parents and two brothers. From the young age of 10, Malala has passionately campaigned for the rights of […]

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15 Values-Led Books for Pre-Schoolers

Finding the holy grail of stories that feature good principles, prose and pictures for preschoolers isn’t easy. I’ve spent time trawling the library and internet, so you don’t have to. I’m an English literature major. About the only thing my degree qualified me for was reading aloud to children. Fortunately, I love this. I may suck […]

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How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Teachers spend weeks every Fall reviewing and re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer months. This can have a cumulative effect year after year, and result in a long-term impact on their overall performance in school. Now we are not […]

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Happy Goodbye to Preschool

A Happy Goodbye to Preschool

“Aren’t you sad?” I have been asked that question a dozen times in the last month. You see, my youngest, my baby boy, is growing up… and graduating preschool. Every time it’s mentioned, I look at the questioner with a bit of surprise. “Sad?! Why would I be sad? I’m so excited!” It’s that time […]

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