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...
Kid Procrastinator Cures

Kid Procrastinator Cures

Parenting tips for kids who procrastinate, cut corners or take the easy way.  Sound like your kid? “I quit – this is too hard.”  “Why don’t YOU do it?” Is his backpack a disaster, homework always a battle and everything seems to be put off until the last nano-second...
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...
10 Tools to Reduce Childhood Anxiety

10 Tools to Reduce Childhood Anxiety

10 Ways to Help Reduce Childhood Anxiety and Curb Fear Capitol insurrection. bombings,  terrorist alerts, hurricanes, school shootings, and Pandemics have boosted all our jitters lately, but don’t forget our children. I’ve received dozens of parent emails...
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...