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Updated: August 11, 2020

5 Phrases to Say to Your Anxious Child About Schools Reopening

5 phrases you can say to anxious kids about going back to school Fall 2020

Back-to-school has never felt so fraught with emotion and uncertainty thanks to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As parents, we feel the swing of sanity as it rests upon surges of fear, hope, and anxiety connected with the news and the reopening plans of schools coming to fruition. None of this is lost upon our children no matter what their ages.

Anger: The Acceptable Male Emotion

Anger: The Acceptable Male Emotion

Stand on any school playground and watch what happens around you. You'll see groups of children playing, some children wandering by themselves, and occasionally, children arguing and fighting. And depending on whether those children are girls or boys, you will notice differences in how they express their anger. The boys may argue, have fistfights, or throw things at each other. The girls usually sulk, pout, or spread gossip.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Learning About Snow

Learning About Snow

Snowflakes and kids are made for each other. You can use your children's natural curiosity about snow as a gateway into scientific exploration. Here's a primer.

Where does snow come from?

As a child, my grandmother used to tell me that snowflakes were pieces of clouds shaken loose when the angels danced with God. Her explanation was at least partly correct. Snow crystals are born in the clouds when water vapor freezes on a particle of dust, a floating bit of bacteria, or another solid material.

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Updated: November 11, 2020

Teaching Kids About Autism

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Autism is a developmental disability, which can be difficult for children to understand when they witness their peers, family members, or strangers who struggle to communicate verbally or interact socially. Opening up the conversation with your children about autism can bring clarity for them, and aid their compassion for others.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Are Vegan Diets Safe for Kids?

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Following a vegan diet has become a very popular lifestyle choice for many families. Though people may have found it difficult to stick with a vegan lifestyle in the past, things have become much easier for vegans thanks to clearly labeled grocery ingredients and lots of vegan options both at the grocery store and at restaurants. With vegan foods and meals so much more accessible and scientific evidence showing benefits of vegan diets, it’s no wonder why more parents are deciding to raise their children vegan.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Top Sweet 16 Gifts for Girls

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Updated: July 22, 2019

How Can I Raise a Moral Child?

How Can I Raise a Moral Child?

What is morality?
How can we raise our children to be empathic, caring, and moral people?

Moral behavior means different things to different people. For our purposes, morality means treating ourselves and others with respect. Empathy, compassion, and a sense of justice are central components of this kind of moral behavior.

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Updated: January 23, 2020

ADHD and Giftedness: What Do We Really Know?

ADHD and Giftedness: What Do We Really Know?

student troubling over her workWhat Is ADHD and How Is It Diagnosed?

What do we know about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and gifted kids? ADHD, especially in the gifted, has been in the spotlight of attention, concern, and passion. Three experts in the field conducted an exhaustive study and share their findings with us.

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Updated: December 16, 2021

Top 15 Teen Birthday Gift Ideas in 2021

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Updated: June 30, 2022

My Son Doesn't Want to Go to College: What Can I Do?

No College No Problem

To hear a lot of people talk, a high school graduate has two options: university or a life of poverty and uncertainty. Unfortunately, not every teenager wants to go to college.

Fortunately, there are more options after high school than pursuing a college degree. And many of those options can lead to secure, well-paying employment, even without that four-year degree.

Here are a few.

Updated: January 10, 2022

The Newest Teen Slang Trends of 2021

A parents guide to the latest teen slang

Even though you’re a parent, it probably still feels like you were a teen just a few years ago in some ways. The emotions and themes of teen experience may not change much, but the one thing that certainly does change year over year is the slang that teens use. If you are a parent of teens or if you work with them, it’s helpful to have an idea of what their secret code words and phrases mean every now and then.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ritalin and Other Stimulants

Frequently Asked Questions About Ritalin and Other Stimulants

Numerous studies have shown that stimulants such as Ritalin and Dexedrine improve the symptoms of ADHD for the overwhelming majority of patients who take them. The improvements are seen regardless of whether the patient is preschool age, elementary school age, adolescent, or adult.

Stimulants improve attentiveness; reduce hyperactivity, restlessness, and distractibility; and improve the ability to follow directions and stay on task.

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Updated: March 9, 2022

19 Easter Activities and Crafts for the Whole Family

19 Easter Activities

Hey peeps! As we enter into Holy Week you may be looking for some fun Easter activities to enjoy with your family. While almost everyone's Easter traditions involve the obvious egg hunt, we have some eggcellent Easter fun that the whole family can enjoy! Check out this mix of indoor and outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages to include in your Easter celebration!

Updated: December 14, 2021

60+ Get To Know You Questions to Ask Kids (and Get Them Talking)

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One of the biggest challenges busy families face is finding quality time to connect with one another. With work, school, extracurriculars, screen time, friends, and more all competing for time, parents can be left feeling unconnected as their kids quickly grow into themselves. Many parents worry their kids are growing too quickly and that they're not creating lifelong memories.