Dear Amanda: To Enrich or Not to Enrich?

Dear Amanda is an elementary school teacher and parent of two school age children who provides honest and straightforward advice geared toward all things education. Here’s the twist: she will answer your question as a parent as well as a teacher. These two opinions, while different, can provide a refreshing take on topics we care […]

Adoption 101: Online Class Re-cap

We recently held an amazing new class – Adoption 101 – expertly facilitated by Katie Foley, MSW, and Associate Director of Outreach at Spence-Chapin – also our generous sponsor. For those in our community who are considering adoption among the various pathways to parenthood, Katie provided a rich overview of the current landscape of international […]

The Buddy Bench

As a parent of a kindergartner, I get a lot of emails from my son’s school. These messages are pretty routine, but I recently received one that really made me smile. The message described the Buddy Bench, which is a bench on the school playground that you can sit on if you need someone to […]

Your Guide to Parenting in The Digital Age

There is a saying that goes, “Better parenting is making wise decisions,” but how can you make wise decisions for your kids if you do not understand their lifestyle? This generation is what we call Digital Kids. Philosophers and historians are calling them Generation Z. They literally live their lives digitally, on the internet. They […]