Experts tell us it is never too early to teach our children to be more tolerant and accepting of others. Preschoolers are not colorblind and notice differences early yet they are not intrinsically prejudiced. Our challenge is to help our children stay that way by promoting respect for differences and an appreciation for diversity. Here are some ways to shape your child’s attitudes.
Many parents—perhaps of a different generation or political persuasion—may scoff or even disagree with my decision to encourage my sons to play with dolls and for my daughters to play with traditionally masculine toys. But there are many reasons why playing with dolls can be beneficial for kids of all genders, ages and gender identities.
It just takes a split second for them to fall, to drown, to touch a hot stove or open flame, or to consume something poisonous. How many adults do you know that have a scar, physical handicap, or emotional trauma that resulted from an accident they had in the home when they were a child? […]
Leprechaun traps are a fun way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
The New York International Children’s Film Festival is coming to your living room now! Check out all you need to know about the festival, the “Shorts for Tots” program and getting tickets.
The classroom isn’t the only place where kids can advance their minds and skills. As your child grows, you can spur them on in day-to-day activities and fresh experiences. No matter what stage of education your child is in, they can change for the better. You can take steps to build their love for learning, […]
Children love repeated, shared family experiences. Learn why, and how to create more.