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Childcare & Early Education

The Real Meaning of A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2010
I've been thinking over at Raising Generation O lately about the Christmas Spirit. About giving , and teaching children about gratitude and charity, but also about fairness, justice, equity--and how these relate to the season's spirit. At the end of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Caro l (the real,...

Bullying: Are you The One?

December 6, 2010
Children are dying. A bully is making their lives miserable. A bully is threatening them. Humiliating them. Being mean.
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It's About Time

November 23, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Your (Wo)man in Washington Guest Post - by Mindy Fried I came across this essay by sociologist Mindy Fried about the lack of paid family leave in the US versus how common it is around the...
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When is Parent Day?

November 17, 2010
I remember when I first started teaching sometime in the late 1800s when one of the moms of one of my 4th graders came to the class to apologize. She had always been The Room Mother for her kids, but this year she was working outside the home, and she was apologizing...
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Inaugural Global Education Conference Streaming Live Online November 15-19 - FREE + YOU ARE INVITED!

November 16, 2010
Week-long, world-wide event features 387 sessions and 60 keynote addresses focused on education technology and global classroom initiatives. The inaugural Global Education Conference, a week-long event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November...
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Little Stalker

November 10, 2010
I recently talked with a mom whose seven-year-old son, Jacob, would become enamored with girls at school and wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Once he fell for a girl (usually a year or two older) he’d transform into a little stalker, relentlessly wanting to play with them, constantly trying to...
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What's your experience with child care?

November 9, 2010
While the election is still being pondered by political pundits, real life goes on... including the struggle of real life parents to get affordable access to quality early care and education for their kids so they can get to work. But that struggle may get a lot tougher. In the next few weeks,...
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Give Pundits a Time Out!

November 4, 2010
Political pundits are spinning away in the wake of the elections, making guesses about what the election results say about the will of the voters. But it's too critical a time for our country to let the paid pundits have the last word. Moms (and dads!) know more than any political pundit about what...
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Crossroads: Will We Let a Generation Grow Up Poor?

November 3, 2010
Every seven seconds, a baby is born in the United States. Recent Census data suggest that more of these babies than ever before are born into poor families. Yet poverty, let alone the extremely high rate of childhood poverty, wasn’t part of the public discourse this election season. Poverty is...

What I Learned At the Mothers Conference

October 31, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ I was at Rutgers University on October 19th for the "What Mothers Want" conference and it was a mamapalooza of the first order. It'd be hard to say who was the more interesting - the experts...
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