Category Archives: Parenting

Maybe the Cowardly Lion Was Right

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I’m afraid of heights. I don’t know why, but that’s the nature of phobias. They’re not necessarily rooted in experience or even logic. In cases like this, fear is hardwired into us—that fight-or-flight response that literally … Continue reading

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Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I don’t know about you, but I got a little deer-in-the-headlights at my first few parent-teacher conferences for my daughter. We sat down with her kindergarten teacher, who is about as kind and nonthreatening as a … Continue reading

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Worries Are Not Forever: How to Recognize and Soothe Anxiety in Young Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Worries Are Not Forever When I tell parents and teachers the title of my new children’s book, Worries Are Not Forever, they often say something like, “I need that immediately” or “Do you have one … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk: How Allies Can Support LGBTQ Students on National Coming Out Day

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  We’re fast approaching National Coming Out Day (October 11)—when LGBTQ folks everywhere celebrate who they are by affirming their identities, some for … Continue reading

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