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Why Black History Month Should be Celebrated with your Children…Even if They Are Not Black

Black History month was always a big deal to me…well not always. I first recall caring about it when I was in 1st grade and my librarian filled our modest library with photos of Diana Ross, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Wonder and Jackie Robinson. I knew Diana Ross because my grandmother was the original supremes fan girl… 

Counselor’s Corner: Thank You and You’re Welcome – A Seasonal Blog About Gratitude

Parents, we teach our kids at a very young age what we consider basic manners. At the height of those small teachable moments is saying two words. “Thank you”. This month we talk a lot about gratitude and being grateful but should we expect others to be and if we do…is that okay? Let’s explore the topic. Gratitude is one… 

Counselor’s Corner: Being Polite – When Manners Don’t Matter

Micro-Aggressions revolve around Intention and Impact. In too many scenarios there is a dismissive and callous approach to stereotypical statements, racial jokes, and obvious offensiveness. Yesterday in Target a lady and a man waved at my son. He did not wave back (which is unusual for him I usually have to remind him not to talk to strangers). They continued…