Tag Archives: children

My Father’s Mug

My father opened his apartment door and held out a coffee mug. “It’s a beautiful cup!” he said. “You need to take it.” I wheeled my suitcase into the guest room. “Take the cup!” he said, following behind. I told … Continue reading

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Take Their Emotional Pulse

Before the year gets underway, ask your child questions such as “What are your biggest worries about going back to school?” and “What are you most looking forward to doing this year?” If they tell you they’re worried about a test … Continue reading

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School safety

I love the Opt Ed section of the paper. I believe we all need to write at least one letter on something we’re passionate about in our lifetime. In saying that, I applaud this reader Our students deserve and need … Continue reading

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Bullying: Repercussions for society

As a retired educator, the article “A day in the life of SPD’s mental health crisis team” caught my eye [Aug. 7, A1]. One particular issue was the dispatch of a team to deal with a man with mental health … Continue reading

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Santa Claus

“There’s a part of me that really does want to always believe in Santa Claus. But when we were kids, we didn’t get that much. I remember one time, we said, ‘We didn’t see Santa Claus.’ We’d waited for him. … Continue reading

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