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The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?”

Should You Talk To Your Kids About "National Coming Out Day?"

The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?” That’s when my comment when from casual to teaching opportunity. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.11.18   |   SHARE
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I Don't Care What "Studies" Say, Homework Is The Worst

School is back in, and with it, the onslaught of the weekly homework folders sent home brimming with updates from the teacher, worksheets, and Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.24.18   |   SHARE
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Life Is Hard But Also Beautiful: Lessons From The Second Grade 

I’m still in second grade with my daughter and here's what I've learned. The only thing more powerful than your pain is knowing that someone sees you Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.19.18   |   SHARE
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I stand at the ready to remind these adults what ought to be common sense: mind your own plate. Stop policing how kids eat!

Other Adults, It’s Time To Stop Policing How Kids Eat

I stand at the ready to remind these adults what ought to be common sense: mind your own plate. Stop policing how kids eat! Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   09.12.18   |   SHARE
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I mess up and do things very differently than I want to sometimes. When that happens, I have one rule for myself: I stop and apologize to my kid.

Why I Apologize To My Kid Each And Every Time I Screw Up

I mess up and do things very differently than I want to sometimes. When that happens, I have one rule for myself: I stop and apologize to my kid. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
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5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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As parents, we don’t always have the means to do everything we’d like to do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and quit living.

I’m A Selfish Mom & I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

Yes, I was being a selfish mom, I told her. But that didn’t make me wrong. People are constantly telling me to sacrifice my wellbeing for my kids. Read...
Ashley Austrew    |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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Why I Took Screens Away From My Kids Even Though They Freaked The F*&k Out

Taking screens away from my kids was no easy feat, especially for the kid who we so often need a break from. This is hard, but isn’t it all? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.4.18   |   SHARE
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