Protecting Children for a Positive Future

It Takes a Village

October 28, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I love living in Ashland, Oregon, because it is a ‘village’ that encourages and sponsors wonderful, or rather, FUNderful creativity with parades, special events like the Monster Dash one mile run benefit for education and a costume contest where thousands

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Simple Words for Confidence Building with Toddlers

October 23, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

“Good job!” I said as Claire was feeling like a big girl drinking out of a water fountain, being reminded to keep mouth away from fountain, hands out of it and to give others a turn. Claire loves accomplishing new tasks as any toddler does. There’s so much to learn

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Prioritizing Children Empowers Everyone

October 21, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

“What did you like about Disneyland?” I’m being asked. My response is that Einstein and Walt Disney were in agreement that imagination is more important than knowledge. AND, most importantly, I felt HOPE. Why? Because Disneyland is a place that prioritizes children AND encourages the child within for any age

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The Knife

July 2, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

The knife was stuck tightly under his jeans into his sock/shoe. I knew the other teen had a weapon, too. They got into a very heated, threatening argument about a girl they both wanted who was present in class. It was in my session at an alternative high school that

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Step Up, Speak Out: Kids are Endangered

June 9, 2011 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

A dedicated mother/grandmother just spoke to me today about her concerns for her grandchildren and the educational system’s changes occurring today. She informed me that cursive had been dropped from the curriculum, being told that with computers being the future, cursive was not a necessity. Furthermore, she was told that

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