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24+ Places to Visit to Understand Race in America

Travel can help kids learn: about the diversity of our nation and about what that experience is like from different points of view. Visit one of these amazing historical sites that’ll help open up a dialogue.

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10 Trailblazing Women Who Changed Chicago

International Women’s Day is March 8th! Let’s celebrate the incredible women in Chicago’s history who have shaped our city.

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Astronaut Mae Jemison Releases 2nd Edition of Her YA Book

The first woman of color in space is sharing her story again.

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12 Books That Will Make Your Kids Better People

‘Tis the season to practice kindness, conflict resolution and empathy.

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10 Ways to Incorporate Social Justice into Your Holiday Season

It’s the season to pay even more attention to gratitude and empathy, which form the foundation of social justice parenting.

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I Was Homeschooled as a Child. This Is What I Think about It Now

“Decisions about school can be nerve-wracking as we wonder how they’ll affect our children’s long-term future, so allow me to share some observations as an adult looking back on the experience of homeschooling from kindergarten through middle school.”

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5 Constructive Ways to Get Your Kid off Screens

“It’s more important than ever to raise your child with a healthy relationship with technology. Here are 5 ways that you can constructively reduce the screentime in your home.”

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The Very Best Services & Apps for Parental Control

Here’s our rundown on the best tools a parent can have in their back pocket (and on smartphones, Kindles, laptops and more).

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Combatting the School Bully

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I’ll never forget how in third grade, Kim used to repeatedly ask me to open my mouth, look inside, and ask if I have a retainer. “Why do you talk weird?” she’d ask. I’ll always remember…

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How to Emotionally Prepare Your Kids for a New School Year

By making sure kids have the emotional and social tools and skills they need, they will be more likely to enjoy the school year, get better grades, and overall, be happier.

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Classic ’80s TV Shows That Are Still Totally Cool

Whether you were a Care Bear kid or a Punky peep, now’s the time to get your brood on board with all your childhood favorites.

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Think Parental Stress Doesn’t Affect Your Kids? Think Again

Kids can pick up on parents’ stress and anxiety throughout their lives, thanks to the “mirror neurons” in their brains.

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Curtain Up! 10 Family Shows to See This February

From a live radio show recording, to a musical based on a popular children’s book series, to a rockin’ Caspar Babypants concert, here’s what’s playing on stage this month.

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10 Page-Turners That Will Keep Your Kids Up Past Bedtime (In a Good Way)

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You know that feeling when you’re reading a book you can’t put down? When kids find a book like that, it can turn them into lifelong readers. And with reading levels steadily declining — and many…

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Millennials May Be History’s Most Competent Parents. Here’s Why.

Some have called them “generation me”, but as millennials have families they are shifting their attentions — and their identities—to parenting.

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In 2017 millennials make up 90% of all new parents. This generational shift is…

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This Mom Helped Her Son with Autism Turn a Dream Into a Business

When school and specialized services ended, this mom helped her son live out his ultimate dream.

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Why I Decided My Daughter Will Not Choose Her Own Friends

 
 

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I will never forget the day my daughter told me that Bethany, a girl in her 4th grade class, was annoying her.
“What is she doing to you?” I questioned, instinctively protective.
“She’s…

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10 Ways Teachers Can Help Students from Foster Care

For eight hours a day or more, and for five days a week for much of a calendar year, a foster child will spend his time in school.  Indeed, children in foster care will most likely spend more of their…

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Culture Club: Travel the World at These NYC Museums

Konichiwa! Hola! Shalom! Here’s where you and the kids can check out places and people from around the globe!

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Page Turners: Top Book Clubs for Kids

If grown up book clubs are merely excuses to gossip and drink wine while fingering the latest best-seller in hardback, could book clubs for kids be the place where real reading and thoughtful discussion happens? Red Tricycle is on the…

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