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A Sandy Hook Mom's Wish For the New School Year

Sep 10 2013 - 9:03am
If there is anyone who is qualified to give parents and teachers perspective as they kick off the new school year, it's Nelba Marquez-Greene, one of the parents who lost a child — 6-year-old Ana Grace — in last year's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Marquez-Greene works as a marriage and family therapist and the mental health and relational-wellness director for Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit organization that was founded in the wake of the incident to support those directly affected. She recently published an open letter to teachers and other school employees [1] in Education Weekwith a message of "courage, faith, and love." After reading it, there wasn't a dry eye in our office. Below, find a few of the takeaway highlights of the letter that stuck with us:

To read the letter in its entirety, click here [2]. We hope that Marquez-Greene and Ana Grace's message touched you as much as it did us. Have you changed the way that you parent in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy?


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