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Keeping the Magic in Our Children

I’m at that awkward phase of life where I am a half adult and half kid, also known as a teenager. Honestly, it isn’t all that bad, probably because compared to others, I have been fortunate enough to keep a large amount of that “child-like wonder” sealed in my heart. However, I fear that when […]

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A Little Insight from Color me SAFE

In this time of uncertainty,  a time for which there are few explanations, let alone words to help us explain, please take a moment to see it from a child’s eyes.  If you have no words for your anxieties, your frustrations, your isolation, your fear… your child has fewer.  Color me SAFE, is a program […]

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Kindness

Loneliness. It is that heart-wrenching, gut-aching, sorrowful feeling that brings about a type of pain and rejection that almost no human can handle. But why do humans have such a negative reaction to this type of pain? Well, humans are social beings — our mind isn’t meant to be alone. Simply put, we can’t survive […]

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Acceptance

I remember growing up in a majority white neighborhood feeling extremely excluded and outcasted. I didn’t feel any different from the others that I grew up with, but I knew that I was. In 2nd grade, I went to a friend’s birthday party. All the girls that were there did makeup, painted nails, played with […]

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COVID19 – Rise in Child Abuse

Link to PHAB Deaths since COVID Shelter in place https://cbsloc.al/2J612Yp In my 20+ years with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in Dallas, 3 years in domestic violence and the local school district, I have watched the dreadful, ebb and flow of child abuse and other domestic violence cases. I have watched them […]

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Stop the Bullying

Imagine being trapped inside a dark and quiet cage. No one can hear you no matter how much you bang on the walls and scream for help, and soon, you aren’t able to hear yourself as well. You sink to the ground and can only tune into the thoughts that your mind has been programmed […]

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The Effects of Trust—Or Lack Thereof

Growing up every child has this unbreakable and indescribable trust with everyone they meet. It’s really due to lack of experience, which is a shame because trust is very hard to come by now. A child will put their belief in their parents like no one else and continue believing in them until they know […]

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The Season of Gratitude

Yesterday, I walked into a local grocery store to buy some corn chips.  This store has homemade chips and I AM ADDICTED!  After picking my bag (which are usually right inside the door) I walked to the deli.  The woman behind the deli counter asked how she could help me.  I told her she already […]

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