6 Great Tips to Help Your Child Navigate Clashes at School

Instead of rushing in to immediately fix the problem, there are ways you can help empower your child to navigate complicated relationships on their own.

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Barbie Honors Healthcare Heroes with 6 New Dolls & Gives Back Throughout August

Kids everywhere will be inspired by these real-life role models!

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When Your Fourth Grade Son Is Called “Gay”

His bravery, day after day, in this single act of noble defiance makes me feel like maybe I’ve done something right after all.

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I Didn’t See My Son’s Disability Until He Was 15

“After I finally saw him and his invisible disability, I was crushed with guilt. How could I, as his loving mother, not see what was there before my eyes? Not seeing him kept me from giving the support he truly needed.”

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Kids Love Stickers but Do They Have Any Educational Value?

“Playing with stickers has a surprising number of educational benefits!”

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5 Things I Wish You Knew about Autism

“Every day we choose to define our lives through embracing differences, kindness, understanding, unconditional love, adventure, laughter, hope and faith.”

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Hammerin’ Hank: 23+ Amazing Facts About Hank Aaron

You probably know he was a home-run record holder but did you know that Hank Aaron was awarded the highest medal in the land? Or that he held a Doctorate from Princeton? Read on for even more cool things to learn about this legendary man.

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9 Cool Things to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About MLK

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15). Take the opportunity to learn more about this powerful man, his lasting legacy and what it means for kids today.

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Don’t Give Up Looking for Your Tribe

“When our son Charlie was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4—almost five years ago now—we were so lost. If you haven’t found your people yet, I encourage you to keep searching. Because when you finally find them, it will be a beautiful thing.”

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Decorate Your Front Door and Help Girls Around the World

October 11 is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the need for girls’ rights. It’s also the perfect opportunity to teach your kids —boys and girls—about the importance of gender equality and girls’ rights…

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These Kid-Friendly Playlists will Help You to Talk About Equity

YouTube Kids has curated a playlist about how to talk to kids about racial injustice based on their age.

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Why Is June Pride Month in the US?

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of what historians consider the start of annual Pride traditions.”

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Warning: These Classic Movies Include Racist Stereotypes

Our friends at Common Sense Media pulled together a list of classic movies that bolster negative perceptions, justify prejudice, and reinforce unsympathetic views about particular groups that make them absolutely cringe-worthy today.

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Kids Who Identify as Trans “Know Their Gender,” AAP Says in Important New Guidelines

New guidelines encourage pediatricians to practice gender-affirmative health care.

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Here’s Why Science Says Your Kids Should Play Piano

A new study shows one unexpected benefit to playing the piano.

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Family Movie Fridays for Ever Week of Summer

Take stress out of the equation with a whole summer’s worth of ready-to-go movie-night picks!

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth Is Pregnant & It’s Historic

With 22 women senators in Congress, this was bound to happen eventually—and it’ll be history-making.

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An Open Letter to My Black Sons About Racism

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Dear Sons:
I fear I’ve failed you by teaching you skin color doesn’t matter . . . when clearly it does. Maybe I should’ve taught you something different. Something closer to the truth.

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Show Your Kids You Love Everybody

We all want our kids to be unbiased, fair, human beings who treat everyone equally, right?! Well there are some small steps we can take to ensure that we instill equalitarian attitudes and behaviors in our children. Although we live in…

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Power to the People: Portland Moms Who Slay Every Day

Forget keeping Portland weird, these amazing moms are dedicated to making it (and the rest of the world) wonderful. Read on to find out more.

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Raising Compassionate Kids During the 2016 Elections

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In a land founded by oppression you would think compassion would be in our blood. Yet, if you tune in to any of the election talk this year you will see that, sadly this is NOT the case.…

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