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Mothers Have Always Been Activists

Mothers Have Always Been Activists

January 15, 2018 / Parenting

We Have a Lot More Work to Do “We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say ‘common struggle’ because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everyw... read more

5 Nights to Better Sleep for Your Baby (and You!)

5 Nights to Better Sleep for Your Baby (and You!)

January 09, 2018 / Sarah Middleton Healy / Parenting

You're finally settling back into a routine after the holiday hustle and bustle, but your little one isn't sleeping well. What gives?  Often babies and toddlers regress during times of activity when sleep rules are likely to be bent. If your child seems out of sorts, fret not. In 3-5 n... read more

How to Be a Sleep Winner While Traveling or Hosting

How to Be a Sleep Winner While Traveling or Hosting

December 22, 2017 / Sarah Middleton Healy / Parenting

This is the first post in a sleep series by Sarah Middleton Healy, an infant sleep consultant and parent coach. She uses the Millette Method--a multifaceted and holistic approach that takes into account the entire family system, the child’s developmental stage, and the needs of the parents. I hope thi... read more

Can Gratitude Transform Your Family?

Can Gratitude Transform Your Family?

November 24, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Parenting

Science says yes.  Thanksgiving may be only one day each year, but the benefits of adopting a grateful mindset are ongoing and significant. Here are just a few: Kids who regularly practice gratitude are kind.People with a grateful world view are better able to cope with difficult life events.Gra... read more

How to Teach Your Kids that Native Americans are Still Here

How to Teach Your Kids that Native Americans are Still Here

November 19, 2017 / Diversity & Inclusion Team / Parenting

On Thanksgiving Day, all are welcome to attend an Indigenous Peoples' Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering from 4am to 9am. read more

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Fail (Part II)

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Fail (Part II)

November 06, 2017 / Nina Kaiser, Ph.D. / Parenting

This is part two of a two-part lesson on taking risks, making mistakes, and teaching children resilience. You can read part one here. A great deal of research suggests that learning or acquisition of any skill happens most easily over the course of little stretches outside of our comfort zones. I... read more

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Fail (Part I)

Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Fail (Part I)

October 30, 2017 / Nina Kaiser, Ph.D. / Parenting

This is part one of a two-part lesson on taking risks, making mistakes, and teaching resilience. No matter how full and happy our lives may be, we all encounter moments of stress, challenge, and disappointment . . . and as adults, we’ve probably had to learn how to cope effectively with these ki... read more

Halloween for All: Managing Fears and Special Needs

Halloween for All: Managing Fears and Special Needs

October 25, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Parenting

Walking down a bustling New York street the day before Halloween with my then-three-year-old daughter, we turned a corner to encounter a masked man. He held up his arms and whispered “boo.” I shrieked. My daughter was unfazed—well, except for some confusion about the bizarre social interaction. While my eldest... read more

Reclaiming the Pump

Reclaiming the Pump

October 04, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Parenting

We live in a hub of technological innovation. Our kids spot self-driving cars on city streets with increasing regularity. There’s an ongoing debate about whether robots should be allowed to deliver our food. And yet, breast pumps haven’t changed significantly since their invention . . . over 60 years ago. I remember foll... read more

Podcasts for Kids: How to Achieve 20 Minutes of Peace in the Car

Podcasts for Kids: How to Achieve 20 Minutes of Peace in the Car

October 02, 2017 / Elisabeth Thurston Fraser / Parenting

My kids are 3, 6, and 8 and their feelings about long drives range from “I have a number of very specific questions about the scenery” to “these car seat straps are the source of all unhappiness in the world.” With school commutes in full swing, weekend trips to the pumpkin patch on the hori... read more