Tips & Tools

Advocacy Without Conflict

Have you heard the adage, “Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand”? It’s Communication 101. It’s simple, yet incredibly challenging. It’s easy to listen when all is going well, but when emotions run high and failure appears to be the next way stop on the horizon, listening to understand becomes a monumental task.

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Advocacy and Assessment before Kindergarten

A Parent’s Perspective You may recall our friend Alex from the story Inclusion: A Parent’s Perspective.Today, as Alex prepares for her daughter to enter Kindergarten, she embarks on a new journey — one that is filled with love, uncertainty, and at times, heartache. Join Alex as she seeks answers and finds they aren’t so easy to come by. An Energetic Daughter My daughter is energetic.  She feels everything at about 150% and laughs with all of her being.  She is…

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Mindful Parenting

By Maria Gregory and Marysa Enis We’ve been really looking forward to this article. It’s that time of year when even the most mindful of people could use a refresher course on mindfulness. Schedules are packed. To-do lists are growing. People are scrambling to get their work done before winter break. Even the fun stuff – giving gifts, decorating, and going to parties – can start to overwhelm. Add kids to the equation and now you’re really spread thin. Add…

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