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Social & Emotional Development

The Land of the Free

October 19, 2018
This week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Black Power salute given by Olympic medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos as the American anthem played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games. Their quiet nonviolent protest earned them loud and widespread criticism, death threats...
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Setting the Example in This Moment

October 5, 2018
As parents and grandparents once again struggle to determine how to explain to their children current headlines of moral indecency at the highest levels, adults everywhere are reminded that we must all continue to strive to be the examples we want our children to emulate. We cannot depend on anyone...
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How to Use Media to Teach Your Kid Empathy

September 20, 2018
Many parents worry that cyberbullying, trolls, and rude behavior have taken over the internet. While it may seem that the online world has worn away our empathy, many studies show that kids and teens develop strong, supportive online bonds both with known friends and those they've met online. And...
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Urge Governor Inslee to invest in early learning for all families

September 20, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: A new study from the Center for American Progress found 83% of parents with children under the age of five struggle to access affordable, high-quality early learning programs for their children. (NOT news to those of us experiencing the childcare crisis, amiright?). And according to...
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NO MORE KIDS IN HANDCUFFS!

September 15, 2018
The "school-to-prison pipeline" is a troubling national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. It starts when kids are pushed out of the classroom, typically for nonviolent offenses, effectively reducing valuable learning time,...
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Journey through Social Emotional Development as it Pertains to School

September 12, 2018
Without these skills, children are at a higher risk for mental, behavioral and developmental disorders. The latest statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 7 children (ages 2-8-years old) have a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. What it looks like in school while they are mastering these skills...
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This Is What Teens REALLY Think About Their Social Media Lives

September 10, 2018
What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things -- especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly bonding with her new BFF on Snapchat . A 10th-grade gamer may complain loudly when you cut off his...
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We Are MomsRising, Te'Jal from Ohio

September 6, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Te’Jal in Ohio about what it is like to be a mom in 2018. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . We didn't have any [high-quality early learning] programs that met our standards...
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Prayers for Our School Children

August 31, 2018
As children across the country return to their classrooms, I share prayers for them in this new school year. I begin with a special prayer for children struggling to beat the odds: Live child – no matter what! Don’t let anybody or anything stop you Like the flowers in the crannied walls squeezing...
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Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race

August 30, 2018
To say that this school year feels a little different than last year is a total understatement. Think pink elephant in your kids’ kindergarten class — different. Yes, we did the usual shopping trips to pick up supplies, getting back into school days bedtime routines and rituals all while mourning...
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