Parents Choose for their Kids, Self-Love or Self-Hate

What if we could prevent our children from hating themselves, and instead foster self-love and in turn, self-care? Turns out, we can!...

Parents Again: the Growing Number of Americans Raising their Grandkids

It was just a quick errand: Reba would be gone 15 minutes, 20 max. But her two granddaughters ran to her...

How Trauma Is Carried Across Generations

What is overwhelming and unnamable is passed on to those we are closest to. Our loved ones carry what we cannot. And...

In Defense of Play: What Will it Take to Get Parents,...

The first time I taught a course on play, I used the term Play Defenders. I told my students, as future early childhood educators,...

Champion for Children: Mary Graham

An unrelenting can-do attitude and a gift for putting puzzles together—these are among the strengths that have made Mary Graham a longtime leader in...

Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in...

Putting A Face on Medically Complex Kids

The petite Chinese-American woman with a contemporary vibe carried a little girl in ponytails and sparkly sunglasses on her hip. Immediately dispelling any notion...

Creating Safe and Supportive Schools: 5 Promising Areas for Policy Change

A positive school climate is the cornerstone of a healthy, safe, and nurturing learning environment. To improve school climate, we need to meaningfully examine...

Child Lore Revisited

Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts is an anthology of childhood rhymes viewed through the lens of subversive folklore. Folklore can be defined as stories, customs,...

The Government is a Poor Substitute for Family

The federal government is warehousing thousands of migrant children in teeming, cold facilities, where workers are prohibited from hugging not only teenagers, for whom these shelters...

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