Author: Karen Copeland Trust. As we work our way through life, we come across multiple instances where we simply need to trust ... in processes, in people, in our kids. Parents and caregivers who have kids who require accommodations and support are tasked with trusting others on a much larger scale. Sometimes it feels like… Continue reading Trust
I Am the Lucky One
Author: Karen Copeland Every once in awhile someone will say to me that my life must be so difficult, so hard. I've often said that I consider myself to be the lucky one because I have a child who does not fit this preconceived idea our culture has of what children should be like. If… Continue reading I Am the Lucky One
The Importance of Preaching to the Choir
Author: Karen Copeland I had the honour of attending the PEAK Parent Center Inclusive Education Conference in Denver, Colorado at the end of February. This conference was two full days packed with inspiration, hope, ideas and community; attracting student advocates, parents, community advocates, teachers, administrators and more from across the United States. As often happens at conferences… Continue reading The Importance of Preaching to the Choir
Why Should Parents Attend #EdCamp?
I wrote this post last year after attending #EdCamp35, hosted by the Langley School District. Shawn Davids graciously posted it on his blog, Leadership with Purpose (because I didn't have one then). Now that registration has opened for the 2016 #EdCamp35, I am re-posting the article here in the hopes that I can encourage more… Continue reading Why Should Parents Attend #EdCamp?
I Am “that” Parent
This post is inspired by a recent post that has gone viral titled "Dear Parent: About THAT Kid" by an educator in Calgary, Alberta. It is a powerful post and I encourage you to read it. While I was reading the post, I thought about how easy it is to assume instead of be curious.… Continue reading I Am “that” Parent