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Finally…an in-person school speech!

First in-person school presentation in a few years. So nice to talk to students again. They ask such great questions. After learning about Germany’s efforts to face its history, one 8th grader asked me, “What can America do to atone for its national crimes?” Thank you Erin Wengerhoff for organizing! Always enjoy my visits to Algonquin Middle School - Des Plaines.

“Best Books about Making Good Trouble”

I had a wonderful time coming up with this list: https://shepherd.com/best-books/making-good-trouble

USA Today editorial on ‘opposing perspectives’ on the Holocaust

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/10/18/texas-school-administrator-holocaust-invalidates-pain/8509046002/

Is Your Family Toxic?

OprahDaily, Oprah's new platform, ran this story last week that featured Brothers, Sisters, Strangers.The article was picked up by Yahoo.com. https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/relationships-love/a29609819/signs-of-toxic-family/?fbclid=IwAR279n1qPsWb7_mbuelie79M8WQLPfyptGV_1_1SwxdXQRDfRyHKqAyZIOs

USAToday features “Brothers, Sisters, Strangers” in Life section

Story was picked up by many news media sites, including msn.com and Yahoo.com.   https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/relationships/why-your-relationship-with-your-brother-or-sister-is-more-important-than-you-think/ar-AALlQsk?li=BBnbcA0

Therapy for Real Life podcast interviews FSC

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brothers-sisters-strangers-sibling-estrangement-road/id1450323695?i=1000524482277

Join us tonight for the virtual book launch of Brothers, Sisters, Strangers!

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH Join me this evening at a virtual launch for my new book, 𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙎𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨: 𝙎𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙀𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, hosted by Barbara's Bookstore. Dr. Ramani, a YouTube sensation and expert in toxic relationships, will interview me today 6 to 7 pm (CDT). We will discuss my decades-long estrangement from my only brother and the peace he and I have experienced as a result of ...

New Happy Harper book available on Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WHWSPNN?pf_rd_r=TM6MJ7616EJHGTX96ZBT&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=6e8add8e-18d0-4195-b475-ae31923a848b&pd_rd_w=5UDV1&pd_rd_wg=LiEKY&ref_=pd_gw_unk

Brothers, Sisters, Strangers – Now available for pre-order!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brothers-sisters-strangers-fern-schumer-chapman/1137365007?ean=9780525561699

Tips to help children understand a socially distant holiday

When people who love each other can’t be together, it’s heartbreaking. And when a child is too young to understand a prolonged cut-off from a beloved relative or friend, everyone hurts.However, the pandemic -- particularly the upcoming holidays -- actually is an opportunity to speak frankly with your young children about the big emotions they feel. Consider the following points as you help young children manage their emotional reactions and ...