Category Archives: Parent Involvement

Raising Kids is Hard . . . Raising a daughter is Harder

In the world of girls, their friendships, their social status, their thoughts are taken very serious within their social circles and when there is an imbalance, emotions can run very high. It is not surprising how they envelop themselves in … Continue reading

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How Do Women and Girls Handle Conflict and Aggression?

Recently, I read the book “Odd Girl Out,” by Rachel Simmons which discusses how girls handle aggression and conflict in social situations. However, could we apply these same premises and definitions of aggression to women as well? According to Simmons, … Continue reading

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A Letter to my Daughter

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! It has been a very busy time in my life and I have been way behind on my posts. The following was written back in February, however, I chose to wait to publish it until Mother’s … Continue reading

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Bring on 2013

Here it is halfway through January 2013, the new year and I’m just now getting a chance to sit down and write something. Of course every New Year is dotted with the infamous “New Year’s Resolution.” Why should this year … Continue reading

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. . . I keep going

A friend of mind sent me this excerpt from the book A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson with a brief note attached to it that simply said, “Stay strong.” As I read the excerpt I wondered if it would … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind — The Update . . .

A little known fact about me, in addition to being “A mom with passion, not an agenda,” I am also a working mom, as I am an adjunct college professor teaching Public Policy Administration. In my March 19, 2012 blog, … Continue reading

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Parents & Teachers . . . A Keystone Partnership ~ Wisdom from Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress Conference on Education and Learning

Parents & Teachers . . . A Keystone Partnership ~ Wisdom from Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress Conference on Education and Learning.

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