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KC Activities that Bond Parents and Children

Kids that grow up feeling connected to a secure and loving caregiver have the relationship tools to be in healthy romantic relationships, have successful interpersonal skills with friends and coworkers, and even have stronger immune systems to fight disease and stress as adults! The Kansas City metro area is a fabulous place to raise a […]

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Exciting News for Midtown

Major developments in education have occurred in Midtown Kansas City! Last fall, we introduced you to the Midtown Community School Initiative (MCSI), a group of parents and community leaders who had organized in an effort to change the face of education in Midtown. This group has worked hard over the last eight months to develop […]

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Advocating for Your Child

(Note: The following tips are based only on my personal experiences; not all states and/or school districts operate in this way.) When you realize that your parenting journey is different than you imagined it would be, it can cause a great deal of stress. Questions about your child’s progress and reports of progress, regular meetings, […]

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when something isn’t right

“Do you think it’s weird that she doesn’t walk at this point?” I asked our pediatrician. “Some kids just walk late.” By the time my daughter was 18 months, she didn’t really talk much or understand. She wasn’t walking, either. But, because this was the second child, I learned not to freak out about not […]

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Back to School, Again …

While August is long gone and the excitement of the first day of school is over for traditional students, I am preparing for my second week of class. Going back to school was something I once imagined would mean returning to earn a master’s degree; perhaps in some distant day, it WILL mean that … but […]

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Seven Things I Wish Parents Knew

Note: This post is the fifth in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for the conclusion of this series on Thursday! This year marks my eighteenth in the classroom. Eighteen years! I have now officially been a teacher longer than I have done almost anything else in my life. Being a teacher is […]

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Balancing Lesson Plans with Life Lessons

Note: This post is the fourth in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for more from this series next Tuesday! I’m not saying that I’m brilliant, but I hang around a lot of brilliant people – brilliant people with brilliant kids receiving brilliant awards in their brilliant activities and associations. So you can […]

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