Category Archives: Learning Differences

How to be a Good Friend to a Parent of a Child Who Has Been Through Trauma

How to be a Good Friend to a Parent of a Child Who Has Been Through Trauma

Chances are good that you know a person parenting a child who has been through tremendous or ongoing trauma (You can read SAMHSA’s “Types of Trauma” here). Perhaps your delightful playdate pal becomes embroiled in a nasty divorce and you discover their relationship was fraught with abuse. Maybe your favorite “ladies night out” girlfriend adopts aContinue Reading

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

As a white parent of children of color, I am ashamed to admit that I have at times allowed the halo of white privilege that surrounds my children to paralyze me when it comes to their educations. If I can do it to my own children, imagine how uninformed, albeit well-meaning, teachers who presumably doContinue Reading

Entitlement

Entitlement

We have never been the parents who succumbed to whining at the grocery store check-out by buying our kids whatever cheap junk the store purposely puts right there at a kid’s eye level. We don’t buy our kids what they want immediately or, as is often the case, at all. We consider all requests carefullyContinue Reading

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