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How to Praise your Kids: A Process Praise Primer

by Jessica Williams

To put it simply, process praise is praise that emphasizes the work, effort, or actions of the child. Praise contributes to our kids' development.

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12 Books that Reflect the Diversity of the World Around Us

by ParentCo.

I want my children to know that many kids look and live differently than they do. These wonderful, powerful, and fun books can help.

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Fighting for my Autistic Son to Stay in his General Education Classroom

by Megan Burgess

Why is my autistic son in a general education classroom? I could argue it's for inclusion, but the truth is, I fought to keep him there because it felt right.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Value Sustainability through Nature

by Charlie Fletcher

Children need to experience nature first-hand, enjoy it, respect it, and learn what they can do to keep the planet healthy for years to come. 

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Your Budding Biologist Should Hatch Frog Eggs This Spring

by ParentCo.

Providing children with opportunities to interact with wild creatures in safe ways is one of the best ways to spark life-long interests in the natural world. A frog egg project is a great place to start

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10 Novels That Explore What Growing Up Is Really Like

by ParentCo.

Being (and parenting) a teen is hard. From the struggles of self-identity, domestic violence, and suicide and loss, these 10 new YA novels poignantly tackle the tough issues.

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Understanding the Fascinating Link Between Anxiety and Creativity

by ParentCo.

A growing body of research suggests that there may be a link between creativity and anxiety. Here's how to help your kids express creativity and manage anxiety.

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How to Truly Teach Your Children Inclusivity to Promote an Equitable Society

by Allyson Stone

Our children are the ones who hold the power to a more harmonious future, and we are the ones with the responsibility of teaching them. Raising inclusive, aware children is worth venturing outside our comfort zones.

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Got Leftover Easter Ham? Try This Recipe.

by ParentCo.

Skip the ham sandwiches and make this mouthwatering, warm and crusty take on the classic diner Monte Cristo sandwich.

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What I Wish I’d Said When My Kid Asked Me What All Genders Meant

What I Wish I’d Said When My Kid Asked Me What All Genders Meant

by Pam Moore

My husband and I have talked with our kids about bodies, private parts, and where babies come from. But a talk about gender is not about sexuality.

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10 Children's Books to Celebrate Black History Month

by ParentCo.

From courageous activists to extraordinary citizens, it’s a wonderful time to share these stories with your children.

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11 Lovely Children’s Books on Love

by ParentCo.

Valentine’s Day is truly the perfect kid holiday. You’re not old enough to be jaded by the “most romantic day of the year” and you get piles of candy and actual mail.

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The Importance of Children's Books That Reflect Diversity

by ParentCo.

If my child's books contain only white people, what lesson does that teach about what the world looks like?

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The Bipartisan Growth of Homeschooling

by ParentCo.

Homeschooling in the United States continues to grow exponentially, but it's not just religious conservatives leading the expansion.

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How Long Does the Pain of Bullying Last?

by ParentCo.

Bullying can have long term impact on mental health. These days parents don’t just have to watch for traditional bullying such as physical violence, taunts and social exclusion, we also have to monitor for cyber-bullying. If bullying happens, how can you help?

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Want to Be Happier This Year? Learn Your Tendency

by ParentCo.

Knowing our tendency can impact how we parent, how we interact with others, and how much grace we offer ourselves.

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Why learning how to be adaptable is more important for kids than ever

by Emily Glover

If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.

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8 Psychologist-Backed Tips for Improving Communication with Kids

by ParentCo.

When you communicate well with your child, it leads to a strong relationship, greater cooperation, and feelings of worth. When communication is a struggle, it can lead to your child switching off, conflict, and feelings of worthlessness.These expert tips can help.

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6 Educational and Mess-Free Activities That Entertain Traveling Kids

by ParentCo.

While traveling long distances is not a part of every family's summer plans, for some families who live far away from grandparents and extended family, this is peak travel season. A useful, thrifty guide to activities and apps that help keep young kids entertained on long trips.

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7 Ways to Teach Little Ones The True Spirit of the Holidays

by ParentCo.

Don’t let materialistic frenzy overpower the season’s wonder. Here are 7 tips to give kids a greater understanding about the true spirit of the holidays.

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Step Away From the Desk: Innovative Approaches to Education From Around the World

by Danielle E. Owen

What approaches to learning are working well around the world?

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7 Kids' Books For Celebrating All the Winter Holidays

by ParentCo.

There is so much more to celebrate. Kids are continually charmed, as are we, by days demarcated as special and observed with ceremony. Mystery and wonder and culture fill these non-Christmas holidays. These seven children’s books will help you bring that magic home to your kids.

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5 Ways To Think STEAM This Thanksgiving

by ParentCo.

Here are some simple ways to encourage curiosity and creativity with your family this Thanksgiving. 

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8 Things to Say to Kids About Their Artwork Instead of "Good Job!"

by ParentCo.

"Dad, do you like my picture?" is a loaded question. Encourage your budding artist with these thoughtful answers and discussions.

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