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Coffee and Crayons: A Podcast Navigating The Highs and Lows of Back to School Time

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Coffee and Crayons: Trailer

Coffee and Crayons is all about navigating the highs and lows of back-to-school time. When families get bogged down in logistics and school supply lists, parents sometimes forget the huge social and emotional piece of this time of year. And that’s what this podcast is: a series of conversations to help families thrive during tricky transitions. Host Mallory Kasdan talks with fellow parents about inclusion, creativity, and compassion. And they offer advice and tips to set kids up for success...