‘Insanity. I have to sign a permission slip so my middle-schooler can eat an Oreo’

Insanity. I have to sign a permission slip so my middle-schooler can eat an Oreo. That was the text of a tweet by the mother (@RHMainLine) of a student at Welsh Valley Middle School in Pennsylvania, who was dismayed to receive a permission slip from a teacher requesting permission to allow her child to eat […]

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The emotional impact of college admissions decisions — on parents

When acceptances or rejections roll in, please be sure to remember the old adage “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing.”

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