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“The pure acceptance of this is a way to remind your child that you are also available for them and acts as a reminder that they can trust and rely on you.”+ read more
Most parents surveyed say they’ll travel for leisure in the next nine months+ read more
“There’s a difference between tattling and reporting. When kids understand the difference, they are more likely to report unsafe situations and real trouble.”+ read more
“The pressure on teachers to keep kids safe through sanitary steps, proper mask-wearing, and socially distancing is tremendous making the main function of school—teaching academic content to children—nearly impossible.”+ read more
Photo: Peter Tea via Flickr
Any of you moms able to relate to feeling alone, confused, overwhelmed, desperate—like, at the same time? How about afraid, depressed tense, trapped and angry—about one situation?
These emotions are only a few of the…
“As a teenager, I didn’t have a lot of safe places in my life. As an adult, I understand how important it is to create a safe place for our kids and for ourselves to discover new things without being manipulated by the preferences of others.”+ read more
Statistics show that 160,000 kids stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied. While most schools have a zero-tolerance policy in the handbooks for bullying behavior, it is important to teach your children what to do when they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation at school.+ read more
Please pass the tissues!+ read more
Photo: Downs Ups & Teacups
“Mommy, tell me about when I was born. Why couldn’t my parents take care of me?”
This question was asked by my almost five-year-old in an unexpected bedtime conversation. Her story is not mine to…
Robot-flying airplanes might sound like something your four-year-old made up, but it could soon be a reality.+ read more
I probably don’t have to tell you this as I am sure you can imagine – triplets put a strain on my marriage. More than 4 years later we are in a much better place, but I know my husband…+ read more
Photo: Sheri Schooley
There is this super-cool thing out there. It’s called the undying, neverending love for your children. It’s seriously, absolutely, undeniably amazing.
Regardless of waking up in a bad mood, getting out on the wrong side of the bed, and…
I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.
These five local companies are great examples of what can be created when kiddos inspire the parents.+ read more