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How to talk to your kids about the election

Many of us are searching for the best way to talk with our children about the results of the election.

There have been some helpful resources online that I'm including below. And, of course, for kids, when something large is hard to understand, it helps to simplify in order to explain. It's also important to talk about what it means to be gracious in victory and respectful in defeat. Let them know you'll protect them no matter what. Of course, it always helps to encourage them to write their feelings down.

From the Today Show

http://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-your-kids-about-election-results-t104827

From Robin Roberts, and ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/talk-kids-election-43415854

From Entrepreneur:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284999

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Back to School

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Back to School

Every Wednesday our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and indulge your author self!

Welcome back to school with our first "Why Not Write Wednesday" of the school year. The start of the school year is a time for new beginnings. For today, write about the new things you are most looking forward to doing and learning this year. Are there special field trips your class will get to take this year? Are you excited about seeing your friends or learning new skills? Even if you aren't excited about school starting back up, try and think of at least a few good things about the new school year. Fill your writing with your hopes, dreams and goals and then check back on what you created at the halfway point and near the end of the year to see if things turned out the way you thought they would. Have fun and be ready to make this the best school year yet!

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Why Not Write Wednesdays: Summer Journal Prompt #12

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Why Not Write Wednesdays: Summer Journal Prompt #12

Every Wednesday this summer our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and write in your journal. So go ahead, indulge your author self!

Sadly, the end of summer is here. We hope you have enjoyed writing in your journal this summer and have created a fun keepsake to remember all of your adventures.  For the last entry in your summer journal, write a poem describing the last day of summer. Use as many descriptive words as possible to capture the feeling of your last carefree days before the start of school.

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Summer Journal Prompt #11

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Summer Journal Prompt #11

Every Wednesday this summer our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and write in your journal. So go ahead, indulge your author self!

Summertime conjures up images of full-blooming nature, fluttering butterflies, and fireflies. It also reflects sweltering sheets, stagnant heat, and restless nights where flipping over a cool pillow is the only way to survive. Write a poem that captures a summer evening's essence in all of its beauty or beast-ness.

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Summer Journal Prompt #10

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Why Not Write Wednesday: Summer Journal Prompt #10

Every Wednesday this summer our creative writing prompt encourages you to take up your pen and write in your journal. So go ahead, indulge your author self!

Tell us about one of your best memories from this summer. For 10 minutes relive that memory through writing about it as if you were right there, recording it in real time.

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