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Introducing our newsletter...

One of the goals of MI Parent Edge is to encourage dialogue on topics that will address issues in our community, support our children and create positive change.

Each MI Parent Edge "3-2-1" newsletter will feature recommended content on a specific parenting topic and will include:

 

  • 3 LINKS TO ARTICLES, VIDEOS & MORE

  • 2 RECOMMENDED BOOKS

  • 1 QUOTE TO PONDER 

 
Let's explore...

Does our community's perception of "success" negatively impact our children's mental health?


3 LINKS  

2 BOOKS

1 QUOTE

On addressing mental health issues in our schools...

“I could add counselors all day, but it’s like adding lanes to a freeway. We need to know why there’s so much traffic.”


Source:  Easing the stress at pressure-cooker schools - Phi Delta Kappan
 
Note:  The titles above provide links to external sources.  Some websites or publications may require a paid subscription to access the article.
BONUS - FREE VIDEO STREAM! 

Stream "Race to Nowhere" until January 17th!  

"Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. The film features the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve. Stream the video HERE.
 


Here is another great parenting resource recommended by an MI Parent Edge member...

The Price of Privilege
by Madeline Levine

"The Price of Privilege was an eye-opener for me.  We all want what is best for our children and we want them to be happy, yet in our quest to give them a privileged life, it is possible that we are robbing them of the opportunity to develop important coping skills.  We all need to stop and really think about what our family values are and make sure the messages we send to our children reflect those values and are not a result of societal pressures to meet the traditional measure of success."

Recommended by Michelle Ritter, MI Parent Edge Member


 
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