We’re all ready to bid 2020 adieu and Pinterest is here to help everyone get up to speed on all the good that’s coming in 2021. The company just released its trends report for parenting, and there’s a lot to look forward to.

From a new take on homeschooling to slimy pets, here are the hottest trend for 2021.

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Heart Schooling is the New Homeschooling

If there's one thing 2020 taught us, it's that we're all teachers––and darn good ones! The new year will continue our new professions, but with a focus on moral lessons, mindfulness and real world lessons. Parents in the U.S. searched a ton this past year for topics that include moral and government lessons and mindfulness activities.

Planet Is the New Playground

Pinning parents are continuing teaching their kiddos about the planet in unique ways for 2021. Education will focus on projects and art that use products they already have. In 2020, huge increases could be seen in topics that include cardboard toys, banana peel fertilizer, pencil shaving art for kids, outdoor education and art education projects. 

Frogs Are the New Fido

High maintenance pets are a thing of the past for 2021. Next year families are growing by adding non-hairy pets that include lizards, snails and frogs, as evidenced by the growth in searches for things like pet frog, tortoise food, pet snails and pet lizards.

––Karly Wood

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