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Teaching Children to Be a Spark of Good

Fostering conversations with children about real-life scenarios, along with modeling acts of kindness and selflessness, will help children prioritize empathy in their own lives.

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Steve from “Blues Clues” is Back with a Special Video: “I Never Forgot You…Ever”

He recorded a heartfelt message to celebrate 25 years of the beloved show.

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My Kids Kept Having Tantrums & This Is How We Fixed It

Children naturally act out to test their boundaries and to learn more about life. When they do, it’s our job to figure out the underlying cause and help address the issue.

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It’s a Boy! Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Welcome First Child Together

Two of McGregor’s daughters make it official on Instagram.

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5 Easy Activities to Promote Kindness at Home

“Children learn by what they see and hear, which is a reminder that our children are always watching and gaining an understanding of the values we think are important.”

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The Surprising Thing a Pixar Movie Taught Me about Raising a Teenager

“When your teenager is grumpy and wants to be left alone, be relentless and let your unconditional love shine through. The ending is worth it.”

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Mean or Bullying Behavior? Helping Kids Understand the Difference

“While context is important to understand meanness versus bullying, both behaviors are not okay and can be painful for kids as well as parents. Here’s how parents can respond to best support their kids.”

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10 Easy Random Acts of Kindness to Do with Your Kids

“Engaging children in performing kind acts build up their ability to show compassion for others and helps create healthy, supportive communities where they can live and grow.”

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Celebrating Kindness One Book at a Time

“The heroes of our February stories—a Syrian ambulance driver, a track coach, an oak tree—are ordinary in most ways except in their capacity to promote kindness.”

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We’re Doing the Care Bears Countdown for This New Monopoly Edition

The Care Bears are back with a new Monopoly edition.

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7 Ways to Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day

“We can make our kids feel special while also giving them the opportunity to spread the joy of the holiday to others.”

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Turn MLK Day from a “Day Off” into a “Day On”

“There are so many small, actionable ways that you can turn an ordinary day off from school or work into a meaningful day ‘on’ in service of others and the greater good.”

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The Frightening World of Self-Injurious Behavior

“With therapies, medications, and love we will grow through this. We have to. It’s all we can do. We wake up every day and start all over just like everyone else.”

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Blockbuster Returns!

Blockbuster Returns Has Even More Movie Fun

It’s the party game sequel you’ve been waiting for.

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64 BIPOC Heroes Our Kids Should Know By Name

From activists to actresses to incredible feats of heroism and patriotism, here’s a list of more than sixty heroes who have changed the world, forever and for better. 

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Is Your Kid Regressing? Here’s What You Can Do About It

“Humans are not meant to be or feel isolated. But, this too shall pass. For now, we need to do whatever we and our kids need to get through until it’s finally time to get off this ride and stand on solid ground again.”

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Patti Murin

Book a Virtual Birthday Party with Anna from Broadway’s “Frozen”

You can also schedule a virtual meeting or voice lesson.

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“Broadway From Home” to Offer More Classes This Fall

The digital theater program gives kids and teens the opportunity to learn from Broadway actors.

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Jimmy Fallon Surprises Frontline Healthcare Moms with $25K for Mother’s Day

These moms have provided us with the inspiration to support our neighbors and greater communities

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Celebrating Kindness One Book at a Time

“Books can teach children that they don’t have to perform a heroic act to make the world a better place because even the smallest acts of kindness ripple across the world in ways that no one could imagine.”

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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Download Our Kindness Calendar!

Print out our Kindness Calendar and bring a smile to someone’s face!

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6 Ways Kids Can Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Random Act of Kindness Day is a great opportunity to show kids all the ways they can have fun creating and sharing kindness.

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This Christmas, I’m Speaking My Kids’ Love Language

“While all kids love gifts, some enjoy snuggles or a special family outing just as much as physical presents. That’s the case for three of my four kids. But for my 7-year-old daughter, gifts are her primary love language.”

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How to Teach Your Children about Giving This Holiday Season

Want to make this holiday more than just the presents under the tree? Show your family that it’s all about giving—and give them the tools they need to partake in the most feel-good activity of all.

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25 Ways to Engage Your Toddler in the Season of Giving

In the spirit of giving, here are 25 Advent Acts of Kindness that even your toddler can do.

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How I Positively Changed the Relationship with My Kids

I realized that I was irritated a lot and decided I needed a change. Here is how I went from “Negative Nelly” to focusing on things I loved, became more relaxed around my kids, and started to enjoy my life again.

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5 Tools to Arm Your Child against the Effects of Bullying

Bullies have been around forever so until there’s a time when there are fewer bullies, help protect your children by arming them with education. Knowledge is their power.

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Curtain Call: Your Child’s Theatre Journey Starts Here

The S.T.A.G.E. is set for Oregon Children’s Theatre’s family-friendly 2019-2020 season.

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