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7 Tips for Talking to Kids about LGBTQ

“Even at an early age you can teach the value of empathy and respect for others, as well as open the door for any future conversations regarding their own identity.”

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5 Ways to Talk about Pride Month with Kids

“There is so much we can do to teach our kids about Pride Month and how we can support the LGBTQ community. If you don’t know where to start, we have some tips.”

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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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Here’s How to Take Your 4th Grader to Every National Park—for FREE

With this special pass you can visit National Parks for free for an entire year.

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A Letter to Our Teachers: Thank You for Keeping Us Going

“You’ve shown up for my kids with the same loving-but-‘Let’s get down to business’ attitude they’ve known all school year—even as the weight of working from home amid a pandemic has become so big you’ve probably felt like you can’t always carry it.”

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Austin’s Best Museums for Kids & Families

Spend your day learning about dinosaurs, science and Texas history at these kid-friendly museums.

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This 9-Year-Old Wore a Hot Dog Costume for His School Picture & Here’s Why

Two parents, one dare and a hot dog costume equal the best school pic ever,

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My Daughter Forgot Her Homework & I Didn’t Fix It

“Yes, she was mad at me, and yes, I felt bad for her, and even though I know we will always be close and have a strong bond, I also know I am not her friend. I am her mother.”

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These Students Came Up With a Genius Solution to Speeding Drivers

These kids just made their neighborhood safer for everyone.

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Parents, We Need to Redefine—& Reclaim—What Success Really Looks Like to Us

It’s hard to feel fulfillment in success when we’ve handed over that very definition of success to someone else. 

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This Ain’t Her First Rodeo

“I marveled at how my daughter, at 12, teaches me to aim higher, be braver and dare greatly.”

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Are Girls Better at Reading & Writing Than Boys? New Study Raises Questions

This study raises more questions about why this gender gap exists. More importantly—what can be done about it?

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This 4th Grader’s Talent Show Rendition of “Imagine” Inspires All the Feels

There was no cringing at this school talent show—and there wasn’t a dry eye, either.

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This Sweet Letter from a Kid to His Teacher Is Anything But “The Dog Ate My Homework”

This sweet note to his teacher was anything but “the dog ate my homework.”

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I Think You Know Santa Might Not Be Real—and It Will Be Okay

Featured Photo Courtesy: USAG Yongsan via Flickr
 
To my darling (if dubious) firstborn child,
You may have figured out that Santa is not watching you. But I am. I’ve had my eye on you since you first caught sight…

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This 10-Year-Old Just Created a Totally Amazing Girl Scout Patch

Here’s how one little girl helped the Girl Scouts launch a new badge.

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These 11-Year-Olds (Yes, 11-Year-Olds!) Are Selling Their Board Game at Target!

These pint-sized entrepreneurs are celebrating the launch of their pirate-themed game.

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Letters to My Kids on their First Day of School

Pinch me. Are we really here?
Though this has been a day we’ve known would come-and have been anticipating-our last first day of school stateside has finally arrived. My daughter Madeline has entered her Senior Year and my son, Jackson,…

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How to Score a Free Pass to All National Parks

Explore our country’s natural treasures without spending a dime.

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Teenager Is Saving the Earth by Planting a Trillion Trees

photo: Benno Kraehahn via National Geographic
Felix Finkbeiner was just nine years old when he discovered his life’s calling: saving the planet. Thanks to a fourth grade assignment on climate change, Felix challenged himself to plant one million trees in…

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Weekends & Family Time, A Blast From The Past

It was music to my ears when the bell would ring each Friday afternoon at William Winchester Elementary.  All of my classmates would be telling each other “have a good weekend”, or “see you next week”.  The weekend meant anything…

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Free National Park Visits for All Fourth Graders!

Oh, the perks of fourth grade. Thanks to this awesome program, admission is covered, so the only challenge is where to go. Check out our list of nearby national parks that you need to visit this year.

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