How to Talk to Kids About Tragedies

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedies

How do we talk to kids about tragedies? How do we calm their worries? And how do we help children try to make sense of the unimaginable and still find a way to cope? Those are the top questions parents and educators are asking about the latest school shooting. My...
3 Ways to Teach Kids Perspective Taking

3 Ways to Teach Kids Perspective Taking

Raising Kids to Think We, Not Me! The gateway to learning to empathize, accepting differences and understanding another’s perspective is an emotion vocabulary. But when children can identify, name and understand different emotions, it’s time to help...
6 Ways to Raise Kids Who Want to Make a Difference

6 Ways to Raise Kids Who Want to Make a Difference

Raising Kids Who Want to Make a Difference in their World The key to raising a Changemaker is making sure that the project is meaningful for the child and driven by heart, and not chosen to look good on a future resume or college application.  The first time I...
10 Ways to Raise Tolerant, Non-Racist Kids

10 Ways to Raise Tolerant, Non-Racist Kids

10 Ways to Raise A Non-Racist, Tolerant Child I was in the Portland, Oregon, airport last year and witnessed one of the most powerful lessons about teaching tolerance. About two dozen preschool children and their teachers were on an airport field trip. All were...