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02/15/2019
I Am The One My Son Leans On ...My son came in and asked for a snack. I offered him a cutie and a few leftover slices of homemade French toast sticks and told him that's all he could have since dinner would be ready in 30 minutes. Hearing this sent him into an utter melt-down... More >>

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02/05/2019
A Teacher Who Made a Difference ...When I arrived at the new school I was put in a classroom with a mean teacher. The first thing she did was give us an assignment to write something. I didn't quite understand her instructions and had a 'brain block'... More >>

Tags: EducationFriendshipPersonal ResponsiblityRelationshipsSchoolStay-at-Home MomStudentsTeacher
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03/15/2018
I Am The One My Son Leans On ...My son came in and asked for a snack. I offered him a cutie and a few leftover slices of homemade French toast sticks and told him that's all he could have since dinner would be ready in 30 minutes. Hearing this sent him into an utter melt-down... More >>

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12/06/2017
I Am The One My Son Leans On ... [M]y son came in and asked for a snack. I offered him a cutie and a few leftover slices of homemade French toast sticks and told him that's all he could have since dinner would be ready in 30 minutes. Hearing this sent him into an utter melt-down... More >>

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04/25/2017
How I Win People Over I am a 42-year-old daytime student at a smallish University in Southern California. Every semester on the first day of class, the students don't know what to make of me and whisper behind my back and occasionally, snicker rudely. More >>

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09/05/2013
Where Are the Parents? My family and I recently moved to a very small community. Due to the fact we didn't know anyone and there are not opportunities for social interaction outside of school, we decided to put my son in public school for kindergarten... More >>

Tags: Character-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceEducationMorals/Ethics/ValuesPersonal ResponsibilitySchoolValues
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09/03/2013
First Day of School Memories I can fondly remember my first day of kindergarten. Ms. Ford was my teacher and she was kind, funny, loving. She also made us feel she was trustworthy. I still keep in touch with my first grade teacher, Ms. Beverly, whom I lovingly call my aunt... More >>

Tags: Character-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceEducationSchoolValues
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08/26/2013
Going Back to School Without Separation Anxiety Backpacks, new clothes and sack lunches are buzzwords this time of year. But for parents, they can bring worry and concern about their little ones. Beginning school for children is a time of excitement and anxiety... More >>

Tags: AnxietyCharacter-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceCollegeEducationHealthMary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPCSchoolSeparation AnxietyStressTeens
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08/15/2013
Building Character in Youth My Dad was the hardest working man I know. He used to work 3 jobs so my mom could stay home... More >>

Tags: AddictionAlcoholEducationHealthJobJobsMorals/Ethics/ValuesRelativesSchoolSiblings
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08/14/2013
Misconceptions About Stay-at-Home Moms For 9 glorious years, I was a stay-at-home mom, until both children were in school and then I went back to school to get my master's in education... More >>

Tags: EducationMultitaskingSAHM stay-at-home momSchoolStay-at-Home Mom
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