From guest contributor Dr. Michele Borba Though most teachers admit that there are some students they never forget, the same is true about parents. I vividly remember a mother of one of my students all because of the way she
We all make countless decisions every day. Should you wear a face mask while out in public? Attend a social justice protest? Confront someone you disagree with? Some of these decisions have relatively minor consequences (good or bad), while other
The horrific and wrongful death of George Floyd has brought the reality of racial injustice to the forefront of American mind’s and dialogue, leaving many to feel unsure how to enter these necessary and important conversations that can positively impact the situation.
We are living through challenging and turbulent times. Americans are facing an international health pandemic, financial uncertainty, racial tensions, and civil unrest. It can be easy to feel helpless – wondering what possible impact someone like me can have on such great problems?
Teach your children to hang in there when the going gets tough, but know when to let them throw in the towel.
Recognize what is good stress in your life. What challenge are you currently facing that is making you better (whether you like it or not)?
When a challenge arises, the citizens of Pella are always willing to meet that challenge head-on. When a tornado struck Pella, “The Well,” a community support organization stepped in to support residents struggling to recover from the disaster. In response
One thing is certain, kids aren’t born hateful. Prejudices are learned. Hatred and intolerance can also be learned, but so too can sensitivity, understanding, empathy, and tolerance. If today’s children are to have any chance of living harmoniously in our multiethnic world, it is critical that parents nurture it.
COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, not the least of which was moving all Iowa schools to online delivery for the rest of the spring semester, and the cancellation of all high school spring sports.
It’s important to set aside time to reflect on how you’re managing stress.