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Teaching Children About Poverty

Teaching Children About Poverty

“In 2013, the United States reached an educational milestone. For the first time, a majority of the country’s public school students—51 percent of them, to be precise, fell below the federal government’s threshold for being ‘low income,’ meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch. This wasn’t an overnight development; according to […]

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Talking about Money with your Kids

Talking Money with Kids

I grew up in a very frugal household where my stay-at-home mom clipped coupons and shopped sales while my dad worked a government job. My mom cooked almost all of our meals at home; eating out was something she and my dad did on rare date nights when they paid a neighborhood girl to come […]

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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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