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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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“Fighting for Your Kid” Really Just Means Trying Again – Parenting Twins Article

During my first year of teaching kindergarten, a more experienced teacher kindly said to me, “Sometimes being a good teacher just means showing up again the next day.” I never forgot that. Sometimes being a good mother just means showing up again the next day. Trying again the next day. Every teacher struggles tremendously during the first years. I had a student with some serious emotional challenges that I really was not equipped to handle. I went home and sobbed…

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“Fighting for Your Kid” Really Just Means Trying Again – Parenting Twins Article

During my first year of teaching kindergarten, a more experienced teacher kindly said to me, “Sometimes being a good teacher just means showing up again the next day.” I never forgot that. Sometimes being a good mother just means showing up again the next day. Trying again the next day. Every teacher struggles tremendously during the first years. I had a student with some serious emotional challenges that I really was not equipped to handle. I went home and sobbed…

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