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Landing the Helicopter

For those parents who worry that their young child is not getting enough intellectual stimulation, who are bored playing Candyland, who are too harried to hunt down organic foods and grind...
self esteme

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! Imagine if you will grow up...
Grandpa

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 as if they didn’t know when they’d see her...
Safe & Supportive Schools

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 and address policies and practices that harm or alienate young...

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 were originally designed, but also the infants who arrived more...
Those Are The Rules

Sorry, But Those Are the Rules

These are a few of the things that people have deemed more important than my kid: An art gallery A library’s quiet vibe The church Christmas pageant Our daughter with special needs has been booted...
Attentive Dad

The Accidentally Attentive Father

This parenting blog would have launched six months ago if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids. There was a time when I intended to artfully juggle raising kids with writing insightful books, adventuring around...
Why Kids Need Risk

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play

“Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!” Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests that this may be overprotective and that kids need more opportunities for...
BackpackAThon

Building Confidence One Backpack at a Time

Starting the year off right can be as simple as having a pair of confidence-boosting sneakers or a backpack full of brand-new pencils, pens, and paper. But for families struggling to pay for housing and...
Halt Tantrum

Raise a Well-Behaved Child, Part 3: How to Halt the Endless Tantrum

Time-out is over and your 18-month-old is still flailing on the floor, pig-tails flying and tears streaming down her face. “Time out is over,” you say, trying to console her, but she continues to...

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