Let’s face it, we all want the essence of Mary Poppins when it comes to babysitters, but keeping our tykes on their best behavior isn’t exactly as simple as a spoon full of sugar. Sometimes, our kiddos can be downright tyrants that even we can’t handle being around, so it’s a bit difficult to blame the […]
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.
How do you handle complicated familial relationships? What if it involves your kid and their decision to cut off a family member? Read Dr. Gramma Karen’s advice on how to handle this reader’s sticky situation.
It is no secret that history and social studies books are focused on the achievements of white men. During Women’s History Month, let’s introduce our children, boys and girls, to women who have made a difference. What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to reflect on the strong and awe-inspiring women who came […]
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.
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, […]