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Our best advice when it’s tough with kids:breathe, laugh, dance, sing, hug, call a friend. Be gentle with yourself, you’re not done growing up yet. This won’t last and you are not alone.

How to help kids feel emotionally safe

How to help kids feel emotionally safe

We’re going to tell you a quick story about our days as classroom teachers to illustrate something about human nature and parenting. It’ll all make sense in a second. We promise. Each fall, when Jason and I were preschool teachers we got new students in our classroom....

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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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