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Giving Thanks

Here at Too Small to Fail, our staff’s time is usually pretty consumed by the myriad things that we’re responsible for managing on a daily basis – collaborating with individuals and partner organizations, learning about and sharing new research that we think will benefit parents and caregivers, developing creative and engaging content for our different audiences, and so on. All while finding the time to manage our own family responsibilities at home.

But of the course the last item on the list above is most important, as it is the reason why we do what we do, and the critical point of all of our weekly newsletters. Our families and our children are the things we are most grateful for, even if we don’t get to talk about them too much. And we are also grateful for you, because you care enough to join us in this work.

So amidst all of the chaos of our daily lives, we want to take the opportunity afforded to us this week to thank each and every one of you who care about early childhood, and want to know more about how we can all make a difference in young children’s lives. And on that note, we’ll share this moving post from one of our Go Mighty friends and blogger extraordinaire, Laura Mayes, who writes about the things that she’s grateful for as a parent – and how she plans on making gratitude a family affair – in this beautifully moving post.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We hope you get to enjoy some quality time with the little ones in your life as you share good food, laughter and many memories this holiday season.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all at  Too Small to Fail.  Thank you for all you do.

I thought I would tack on these two articles.  George Lakoff explains how the work done by Too Small to Fail fits into the American value system and how we should be dealing with those who frame efforts at equalization as government intrusion.   Portions of “Evangelii Gaudium”  from Pope Francis provide a values-based rationale for such equalization efforts.   I think they fit here because equalization is what Too Small to Fail is all about.   Everyone should have a fair shot, right from the beginning.

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