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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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Why You Should Nurture Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

“Research shows high levels of emotional intelligence are directly linked to academic achievement, better relationships, greater success for adulthood, and improved mental health.”

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Why Is Representation So Important?

“History must be confronted and identified for what it was…wrong. Calling it out doesn’t cancel anything or take away from what was positive about those times, nor does it proclaim that everything nowadays is ideal and without reproach.”

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An Usual Milestone That Means the World to Me

“I’ve spoken with many other parents about how much my kids understanding of this one word means to me, and I’ve received many strange looks in response.”

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Teaching the Butterfly Perspective

“Playing with perspective supports the notion that we are not limited to seeing things from one viewpoint. We can go beyond our limitations of what we see by using the inventiveness of our imagination.”

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The Power of Forgiveness

“The world would be a much better place if we all could show more empathy and forgiveness in our lives. And maybe, if we taught our children to be more forgiving, then maybe we could be more forgiving ourselves.”

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Babies Who Do This Grow Up to Be More Cooperative & Compassionate, Study Finds

This baby behavior could tell you if you’re in for an easier road with your toddler.

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A Letter to My Son

“Awareness leads to understanding. Understanding leads to acceptance. That is my dream for you and all the other amazing kids out there. Acceptance. And for this world to be a little kinder.”

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This New Show From Apple TV+ Teaches Kids (And Parents!) About Mindfulness

This animated series exclusively on Apple TV+ is about the beautiful friendship formed between siblings Karl, Addy, Michael, and their next-door neighbor, a wise panda named Stillwater. 

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A Letter to My Son Whose Sister Has Special Needs

“Thank you for loving her and trying to reach her even when she seemed unreachable, for never giving up, and for understanding that her brain worked differently and that it wasn’t her fault.”

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Can Your Child Dream in Multiple Languages?

“As a mother of a 3 year old trilingual daughter (French, English, and Slovak) I see the benefits every day.”

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Kid Correspondent

YouTube Originals Premieres New Election Special for Families

“Kid Correspondent” will feature special celebrity appearances.

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What Kids Should Learn About Mental Health

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The stigma and the misinformation surrounding mental illness are staggering.
How many adults believe that depression is “just being sad”? That the weather can be “bipolar”? That you can call yourself OCD because you’re a little too organized?…

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Why You Should Grow Your Own Bacteria (It’s Science!)

Ever wanted to grow your own bacteria? Now you can!

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Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik Welcome Daughter

The little girl arrived this past weekend.

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Can a Holistic Approach to Education Help Your Child Learn Better?

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Few things are as frustrating as watching your child struggle his or her way through school. They’re putting in the time and the effort — even with your help — yet they’re still not performing…

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How to Identify Hidden Biases & Blind Spots When Talking about Race

“By becoming aware of our hidden biases we are able to work on changing our thoughts and actions towards those who are different from us.”

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Our Quarantine Routine: 5 Small Ways We Stay Sane

“They say it takes a village to make it through raising tiny humans and right now, with all this chaos swirling around everything, I couldn’t agree more.”

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How to Help Your Kids Build Crucial Executive Function Skills This Summer

“Executive function is a set of skills that we use every day to play with friends, learn in school, and manage our daily routines at home. When your child lacks executive function, he or she will struggle with basic tasks that many kids can easily handle.”

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The Pre-Reading Skill You Never Knew Your Child Needed

“Understanding this skill and intentionally practicing it will equip you with what you need to set your child up for reading success…and some fun!”

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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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How to Play School & Boost Joy While at Home

“Here are some ways that you can support and build on ‘playing school’ at home. This can lead to satisfying dramatic play that can be really bonding and healing too.”

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Make Mine a Double (Helix): DNA Fun with Kids

Today is National DNA Day. Embrace your unique genetic code and teach the kiddos what life is really all about using our fun tips and tricks.

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LEGOLAND New York Postpones Opening Until 2021

The new opening date has yet to be announced.

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The Smithsonian’s Annual Museum Day Cancelled

Museums in all 50 states will open their doors for free this April.

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The Benefits of Making a Family Social Contract

“The best benefit of a social contract? It teaches self-responsibility which is such a critical component to everyday life.”

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Are Boys Failing? Or Are We Failing Boys?

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As a boy mom myself, I always bristle a little when I hear media reports of a “boy achievement crisis.” Every few months it seems we hear some high-profile news articles that discuss the state of boys’ educational…

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The Subtle Beauty of Child Development

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There is has been a lot of talk in the media recently about rigorous, academic preschools meant to ensure a child’s future academic (if not career) success. First, there was the story of the woman in New York who sued a preschool…

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The Most Important Thing to Teach Your Child About Failure

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Are you familiar with the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Remember than song about failure? Here’s a reminder:
Every bursted bubble has a glory! Each abysmal failure makes a point! Every glowing path that goes astray, Shows you how…

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How Do I Tell My Only Child They’re Getting a Sibling?

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Before answering this question, I always begin by asking a parent to imagine what it would be like if their spouse or partner made an announcement one day, out of the blue, that went something like this: 
“I…

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Advice & Encouragement for Busy Moms

As a working mom myself (and now grandma) for more than 30 years, I’ve learned some tricks to manage the madness of having a full career and family life.

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American Airlines Will Now Carry Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

American Airlines will make it easier for anyone with allergies to fly the friendly skies.

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