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A Love Note to My Father: “Dad, I’m Fine” – Parents Article

Not quite two years ago, our dad succumbed to cancer and passed away. Or, as I like to think about it, he’d written his story and reached the maximum word count. And, did he leave a good story behind for all of us to pick up and reread as necessary? Yes, he did. I keep it within reach. I’m tempted to say “Grief is a journey,” but is there a less original way to characterize the year after a loved…

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Congratulations to You and All the Other Graduates With ADHD – Parents Article

Having a child diagnosed with ADHD is life-changing, and each parent and child will go through their unique journey. For those who struggled through traditional education, this is for you. You’re not alone. If your child has, or is grabbing their diploma, this year, CELEBRATE! It doesn’t have to be about academic awards or achievements. Instead, focus on the way your child made it through a system that is still, today, woefully underprepared to help them. One Mom’s Letter to…

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Building a Bridge for Youth in Foster Care to Higher Education – Foster Parents Article

Building a Bridge for Youth in Foster Care to Higher Education Posted: February 14th, 2019  –  By: Allison Gilbreath For the nearly 500 youth who age out of Virginia’ Foster Care system, only 2% of them will graduate with a degree from a four year university. In fact, currently there are only 200 youth, who are in foster care, enrolled at Virginia universities. Research shows that young adults who experienced foster care have worse outcomes than their peers in the…

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See Me: Portraits of Foster Youth Documenting the Higher Ed Grind – Foster Parents Article

by Foster Youth Museum Executive Director, Jamie Lee Evans Unless you come from a long line of college graduates and have lots of support to swim through high school and apply for college, post secondary educational adventures aren’t easy.  Foster youth, in particular, have to grind hard to get into and finish college. The stats that surround them are rough. Too many enter the college marketplace with multiple school changes and lots of disruption during school years among other things.…

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Abused and Neglected Kids Gains Access to Higher Education – Foster Parents Article

30 Aug Under New Law: Abused and Neglected Kids Gains Access to Higher Education   CHICAGO– Today, Governor Rauner signed HB 5122, a bipartisan bill that grants access to higher education for abused and neglected kids in Illinois. The new law means youth in care and former youth in care who graduated from high school will have tuition and fees that exceed the amounts paid to the applicant under the federal Pell Grant Program or the State’s Monetary Award Program…

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A Day Without A Woman; Protesting The Protest – Single Dad, Parents Article

The need for women is no more or less essential than the need for men. Mothers are no more important than fathers. Wives are no more important than husbands. However, I don’t hear any men threatening to stay home to protest the fact that they are much more likely to die or be injured in workplace accidents (because they are more likely to take the dangerous and higher paying jobs). I don’t hear men threatening to stay home because they…

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Diabolical Rantings of a Single Dad: Dale Hansen Hates America – Single Dad, Parents Article

  Guest post by Drew RellimYou may find this surprising, but I hate to write about politics. Discuss it? Yes. Give my opinion and let people know what I believe and why? Sure. But I do not like discussing and opining on things that are tough to talk about. I write for a college sports blog because it is an escape from how hard life can be for everyone. During the fall, I can have the roughest week in the…

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Diabolical Rantings of a Single Dad: Dale Hansen Hates America – Single Dad, Parents Article

  Guest post by Drew RellimYou may find this surprising, but I hate to write about politics. Discuss it? Yes. Give my opinion and let people know what I believe and why? Sure. But I do not like discussing and opining on things that are tough to talk about. I write for a college sports blog because it is an escape from how hard life can be for everyone. During the fall, I can have the roughest week in the…

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When Cancer Strikes – Dad the Single GuyDad the Single Guy – Single Dad, Parents Article

Here today and then gone. It’s what happens when cancer strikes.  And still it just never seems right, and then it strikes close to home. A friend of mine from my first two years of college passed away this week – on his 52nd birthday from pancreatic cancer.  I met Zuck on the first or second day I was in the dorm at the University of Bridgeport – and we became friends.  We shared music, sports and other things – and…

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What Will They Be When They Grow Up? *Giveaway* – Parenting Twins Article

This is a paid post for AZ 529 Holiday Blog and Coloring Contest. Giving the Gift of College to Children and Grandchildren Christmas has come and gone, all the presents have been unwrapped, returned, or exchanged. As the kids get older, it is harder for extended family to find the perfect present. So avoid the stress of finding that one special gift and instead support their dreams.  One option is to support children’s wishes for what they want to be when they…

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