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Racial Justice: What we're learning

Racial Justice: What we're learning

Last week we wrote to you, saying that we are educating ourselves about race, listening to Black people and People of Color to hear their experiences, and talking–perhaps awkwardly and imperfectly–about race and social justice... This is not easy work, but it’s...

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3 Steps to Raising Resilient Kids

3 Steps to Raising Resilient Kids

Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t shield our kids from what is going on in the world. They see it all happening on their phone or the computer or people talking about it. It’s a lot to take in, for them and for us. When there is so much that is unfair, unpredictable,...

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When teens don’t want to talk

When teens don’t want to talk

Cecilia here. In our family, I have a tendency to want to “fix” things. I’m a doer, a peacemaker, a nurturer, and sometimes I just can help myself. If someone is upset, I want to help them calm down. If there is an argument, I want to find a solution. If someone is...

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How to Stop Mom Shaming

How to Stop Mom Shaming

Even before the pandemic, 90% of American moms and 85% of dads felt judged (New York Times). Is this true of just American parents? I don’t think so because we talk with parents all over the world. I taught a parenting class in the Philippines and one of the most...

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The importance of emotional intelligence

The importance of emotional intelligence

For a lot of us right now, our children’s school experience is different than normal. I’m sad about some of the things that our kids are missing out on, but I’m optimistic that this generation of kids will be okay… even if they’ve had less academic learning than in...

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Post-Traumatic Growth for Kids and Parents

Post-Traumatic Growth for Kids and Parents

Parents are going through a lot these days. If you’re like me right now, the highs are high and the lows are low. And every day still feels a bit roller coaster-ish. One of the things that I’m really hopeful about is the research on post-traumatic GROWTH. Recently we...

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How to keep kids safe online

How to keep kids safe online

How are you doing? A lot of us parents are still sheltering-in-place and schooling our kids at home, right now. If you’re in that boat with us, I’m sending you a big virtual hug. If you are a first responder or work in the medical field, I’m sending you a double hug....

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