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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 […]
Countless city families have had this very same debate every single year—should we stay in the city or head to suburbia? It’s, arguably, the biggest decision you’ll ever make, so it’s definitely one not to take lightly. So if that’s where you are—deep in the city versus suburbs debate—read on. By running through these questions […]
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 […]
We recently held a highly informative, fun, and inspirational online class with expert Deanna deCampos, founder of Eastside Westside Music Together – also our generous sponsor – on how music can play an incredibly powerful role in our lives. Deanna explained how introducing music to babies and young children can promote healthy brain development, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
For many children, gifted programs are a wonderful way to enhance a child’s learning and school experience, but many parents have questions about what a gifted program is, if a gifted program is right for their child, and what types of tests their child would need to take to get accepted into a gifted program. […]