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Embracing our homeless youth

A variety of resources report that over the past few years, homeless families make up between 34 percent to 41 percent of the total U.S. homeless population and are the fastest growing demographic of homeless people. Here in our own community, Henderson County Public...

When parents aren’t ‘good at math’

In these first few weeks of school, I wonder how many parents have heard complaints from their children about math, and how many have responded with something about how bad they used to be at math. Adults can have very strong and negative feelings about math. We...

Kids’ social-emotional competence

A tremendous amount of social-emotional development occurs in early childhood and continues through life. It includes how children learn to express and manage their own emotions, their ability to understand others’ expression of emotions, form attachments, or play...

Helping children navigate divorce

Even when separation and divorce are necessary, children (even babies) are impacted. It goes without saying that it is crucial that the adults figure out how to work together and create stability for children in these situations. We’ve all seen families who do it...

Striving to attain self- sufficiency

Many struggle to achieve any sort of lasting stability. The last thing I thought I’d ever say was that I like paying bills! I spent a good number of years scraping pennies together, making payment arrangements or having to pay a bill on location right on the due date....