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Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh My and The Amygdala Hijack

“Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.” [Dorothy; Wizard of Oz] No, we are not in Kansas anymore, especially when we are considering how our children are responding to being back in school. From my lens, as an education advocate / consultant, working...

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Back to School: Message for Parents

It's often stated, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"; especially if the "cure" creates misunderstanding, division, and conflict. This is true for most events which have a high stakes impact on one's life as well as our childrens' lives. And this is...

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Back to School: A Teachers’ Perspective

Since the young age of 5 years old, I have always gone back to school in the Fall. Except twice. It struck me the other day; for over 59 years, I have returned to school following each summer break. Like clock work, when I experience the 4th of July after-glow and the...

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Autism, Sensitivity, The Human Condition: Can You Relate?

Let's call it out: I don't see autism from the lens of "disability" anymore. Nor do I see autism as a "disorder" which requires a cure. Certainly, many of our loved ones who face the complexity of autism, often present social, emotional, and communication skill...

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