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Parenting a Dyslexic Child: Getting it “Write” By Andrea Fuhr Saporito CALS ’96

Last summer, I got a letter from our soon-to-be ten-year-old daughter from sleep-away camp. It was six sentences long and about fifty words. A few were misspelled and some punctuation was missing, but it was perfect. At least to me. Three years ago, I realized that our younger daughter was not reading and writing at […]

A smile and a lot of determination goes a long way! By Ashley Robinson

It seems like yesterday that my daughter, husband and I were huddled around the ultrasound technician as she searched to see if we were having a boy or girl during our 20 week check up. We were ecstatic to learn I was carrying a little boy. However, this joyous news quickly turned to alarm and confusion when at a routine appointment the doctor insensitively blurted […]

To Thine Own Self Be True

In 2017 the Chinese Horoscope includes the Zodiac sign of the Goat. The Goat has the qualities of her defects, and the defects of her qualities; she’s very intelligent, insightful and visionary. Though the Goat may seem weak at first, she’s actually robust, especially when it comes to defending her own interests. Naturally charming and […]

A Chance To Be Heard

Preface   September 1970   “Let me see what I have.”  If I had been old enough to speak, never-mind understand what my father was saying, I might have found it intriguing that he was speaking to a group of homeless Iranian “beggars” as they were known. But I was only eighteen months old that […]

No Boundaries, No Limits, Just Conquer and Achieve By Adam & Jennifer Gottlieb

Our son, Cole Aiden Gottlieb, has Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. At only 8 years old, he has already experienced more than many people will in their lifetime. Due to Cole’s spasticity within his arms and legs, dressing can be difficult. Immediately at his birth, my wife, Jen, and I knew that he would have to […]

Gray By Marica James (Age 17)

Check out RBC Flaunt It Award finalist Marica James incredible video titled  Gray  ! “In life everyone has internal struggles and occasionally it seems like things are only two-sided – that an outcome can only go one of two ways. There’s a good and a bad, a winner and a loser, progressing and regressing, and often we […]

Colors By Emma Chan (Age 12)

Sometimes I felt like the anniversary of Pearl Harbor was like a second birthday, and a terrible one at that. You know those birthdays that you know you should be happy, but your mom made you invite all of your seventeen annoying baby cousins? And you’re dreading it because you know you’ll be spending your […]

Roots By Shania Hurtado (Age 13)

 I was an alien. Simultaneously trapped in two different worlds that loved and hated me. My feelings were a puzzle I could not put together. Perhaps I didn’t belong in this world. Perhaps the world didn’t belong to me. I remember hearing the judgements and looks from across the room. They snickered at my mother […]