Parenting Tips

Sailing Into the Schoolyear

Sailing Into the Schoolyear

10 Techniques for Achieving an A+ Transition

Keep Kids Calm and Carry On

Keep Kids Calm and Carry On

Teaching Children to Manage Their Emotions Through Mindful Meditation

Talking to Kids about Terrible Things

Talking to Kids about Terrible Things

In the aftermath of the many recent tragic events in San Bernardino, Colorado, Paris, Beirut, Mali, and, heaven help us, beyond - American families have been thrust into extraordinary world events that can change our lives forever.

The DIY Summer-Learning Camp

The DIY Summer-Learning Camp

Three long months stretch in front of you, here’s how to keep your kids engaged, entertained, and (shhh!) learning

Stop the Summer Slide in Its Tracks

Stop the Summer Slide in Its Tracks

You don’t flip an Off switch in your brain just because the lights in the classroom have gone dark. Summer is a break from school - it shouldn’t be a break from learning.

Civil Peace

Civil Peace

We’re living in uncivil times—you can make a difference by teaching your kids the art of civility

Power of Play

Power of Play

There’s a quote from child psychologist Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund, that I’ve always loved: “Play is the work of children.” It’s so profound because it’s so true.

Shame on us

Shame on us

“Now look what you’ve done!” “Don’t be a crybaby!” “You’d lose your head if it weren’t attached!” Haven’t we all said something like this at some point to our child?

Immunizing Your Child Against Affluenza

Immunizing Your Child Against Affluenza

Raise your kids to be empathetic, not entitled. You know these kids. You’ve seen them at school, on the playground, at birthday parties and sporting events. They’re spoiled, ungrateful, self‐centered, demanding, and lack interest in or empathy for others.

On “Inside Out” and Emotional Intelligence

On “Inside Out” and Emotional Intelligence

To me, one of the most exciting things about the movie is that it shines a light on the subject of emotional intelligence (or EQ): the ability to recognize, understand and manage one’s own emotions.