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    The Real Dangers of Childhood: How Do We Help People See Them?

    “I walked or biked to school for years, but my children don’t. I worry about the road. I worry about strangers. You can start to imagine evil on every corner. I do think they’re missing out. But I like to be able to see them, to know where they are and what they are doing,” stated a mom in a newspaper article called “Bubble-Wrap Generation: Our Molly-Coddled Kids.” “[I don’t know] one friend of mine who can actually walk across the street without parental supervision…. Parents these days ...

    by Rae Pica | @raepica1
    Thursday, 21 February 2019
  • Purpose, Passion, Patience and Laughter!

    Family Celebration Weekend, on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Sunriver, Oregon. I had a bunch of blips in the last couple weeks, some stuff not in my control, others, my fault. In fact, I made a mess of a few things I may or may not tell you about. It would take some courage to share. And you know I always talk with you, plain talk from my head, heart and soul. And I love to laugh with you, we all need to laugh more. There are so many funny things when we can look at ourselves and not take every ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Thursday, 21 February 2019
  • What Are The Seven Best Ways to Help Abused Children Heal? Is Love and Nurturing Enough?

      What are the best ways to help abused children heal? Love or More? I am sure this question has been asked by many professionals, teachers, foster parents and all those who feel their pain.  Having been bullied for many years which is a form of abuse, I have thought about this question in regards to myself and have spent a great deal of time and money exploring the answers.  So after all the therapy, workshops, reading and painful choices here is what I believe abused children n ...

    by Karen Stone @eqforchildren.
    Monday, 18 February 2019
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    Loser Teacher

    Maybe I AM a loser teacher.  I mean, why would a successful person stay with a low-paying job for thirty-six years?  Why would someone get to work every day ninety minutes before the kids and stay ninety minutes after they leave, only to go home and spend another two to three hours grading and planning? Why would someone try to get a child to understand, to achieve, to progress when sometimes that process takes weeks, even months?  Why would someone endure the rude insult ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Monday, 18 February 2019
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    I Should Have Waited

      I help monitor 4 lunch shifts each day. It’s a busy and often loud time but it allows me to see every kid in the school, preK-5. I’m not gonna lie, my feet are tired by the time the last shift is over at 1:15. So, I could blame my mess-up on the fact that I was tired or that I was just plain ready-to-be-done. But neither of these reasons excused what I did. The last lunch shift was almost over. Let’s say it was about 1 o’clock. And a student came up to me to ask a question. He should ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Sunday, 17 February 2019
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Dealing With The Unspoken Issues Male Early Childhod Educators Face

Pedophilia, Suspicion, The Man Tax:
Dealing With the Unspoken Issues Male Early Childhod Educators Face

Ginsberg, Mason, Nelson, Boyden

pic Many of the biggest challenges men in early childhood education face are taboo topics that are rarely openly discussed. This segment brings together four male early childhood educators in a heart to heart conversation about these unspoken challenges and how to deal with them.
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