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Read story: How do I talk to my child about racism?
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How do I talk to my child about racism?

The recent headlines and shocking images around the alarming killing of American black man George Floyd by US police has undoubtedly caused us all to question how or why this could ever have happened.

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Jun 15, 2020 · 4 min read

Read story: The Best Podcasts for Kids
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The Best Podcasts for Kids

With an incredible variety of creative topics, themes and genres, these podcasts for kids are the perfect way to keep your child engaged and entertained while at home! Cook with the Mystery Recipe Podcast’s mystery cook-along and learn the answers to big science questions with NPR’s Wow in the World! With episodes that inspire through music-making, storytelling, research, creativity and more, there’s sure to be the perfect podcast for every young listener.

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Jun 2, 2020 · 10 min read

Read story: How Gen Z Learns
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How Gen Z Learns

"Alexa, who invented homework?” The question—known so well by our household virtual assistants—says as much about kids’ classic disdain for math worksheets as it does about the drastically different ways our children are accessing information into the 2020s. Instant educational gratification has become the norm. Beyond a quick answer to who masterminded after-school assignments (Alexa says it’s probably Roberto Nevilis, by the way), our kids have multiplication facts, key historical dates and more at their fingertips. Trying to draw a horse? There’s a YouTube video for that. Learn that dance move everyone’s doing? Just open TikTok. And current events? Forget the news; my middle schooler learned of the recent conflict in Iran after his Instagram feed was full of memes referencing a potential WWIII. The 21st-century learner isn’t bound by library hours, dial-up connections or even the content selected by teachers or parents. And that’s just scratching the surface. The answer to how Generation Z learns is more than “in front of a screen.” It’s in groups, with projects, by doing, through relationships—and this knowledge is key to propelling our kids forward, even if it means a mindset shift for Millennial and Gen X parents. “There’s a misconception that different is not better, or that it might be worse,” says Gary Abud, an educational consultant with SAGA Educators. That isn’t the case, he says. Instead, the latest ways to reach Gen Z—those born between 1995 to 2015—aim to change the school experience for the better.

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By Chicago Parent
Feb 25, 2020 · 9 min read

Read story: Building Resilience to Trauma
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Building Resilience to Trauma

He doesn't remember the walk home from school. The confrontation. The punch. Falling back, his head striking the electrical box. Another punch, and another.

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By DFWChild
Jun 1, 2020 · 14 min read

Read story: Raising Independent Kids in the Age of Helicopter Parenting
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Raising Independent Kids in the Age of Helicopter Parenting

“Oh! I thought this child was alone!”

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By Green Child Magazine
Mar 10, 2020 · 6 min read

Read story: Healthy Microbiome: How to Boost Your Child's Gut Health
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Healthy Microbiome: How to Boost Your Child's Gut Health

With more research developing on the importance of the microbiome, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a healthy immune system starts with a healthy gut. This is especially the case when it comes to children. The first few years of a child’s life are crucial for proper microbiome development. Although a baby’s gut is mostly sterile in the womb (the placenta contains some microbes), the major microbial inoculation begins as the baby descends through the birth canal, picking up vaginal bacteria along the way. Breast milk also provides a great deal of microbes.

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By Green Child Magazine
Jun 9, 2020 · 4 min read

Read story: A Psychologist’s Strategies for Lockdown Life
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A Psychologist’s Strategies for Lockdown Life

I’m a practicing psychotherapist, which means I’m killing it at parenting. Obviously.

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Jun 2, 2020 · 6 min read

Read story: 10 Books for Pony Kids
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10 Books for Pony Kids

What little child isn’t inspired by the MAGIC OF HORSES? This collection of books ranges from adorable and silly to sweet and adventurous.

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By Equestrian Living
Apr 10, 2020 · 3 min read

Read story: Sleepovers and Playdates: Tips and Tricks to Ensure Success
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Sleepovers and Playdates: Tips and Tricks to Ensure Success

At some point, usually in the early elementary period, children begin having a social calendar of their own. In younger years, playdates include Mom or Dad tagging along to help supervise and referee when necessary. When a parent or caretaker is present, they help guide children into appropriate interactions with their peers. What happens when it’s time for a playdate without parents?

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By Irving Publications, LLC
Apr 13, 2020 · 4 min read

Read story: The Best Virtual Birthday Party Ideas
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The Best Virtual Birthday Party Ideas

These are extraordinary times. In the current climate, traditional parties and celebrations as we know them are on hold. However, you can still throw a memorable virtual birthday party celebration that kids are sure to remember for oh so many reasons. Not sure where to begin? We checked out the first local, NYC venues hosting virtual birthday parties and share their outstanding offerings.

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By Schneps Media Digital Editions
May 5, 2020 · 13 min read