Archive for month: June, 2019

How to raise kids without rigid gender stereotypes

We call young people who step outside gender lines “brave.” But if adults truly want to support them, we need to be willing to show some courage and embrace some discomfort, say Michele Yulo and Audrey Mason-Hyde. “When we find [...]

How to talk to kids about sex

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when [...]

4 things that kids wish their parents knew

Children could definitely give the adults in their lives some lessons in parenting. Here are a few, from writer Swati Lodha. In 2016, author and coach Swati Lodha was on tour in her native India to promote a parenting book she’d written. [...]

Haven’t made it to the gym yet? Try snacking on exercise instead

To jump-start a workout habit, start out with small amounts, suggests wellness specialist Lauren Parsons. Among the sources of everyday guilt, right up there with “not eating enough fruits and veg” and “not saving enough money” is “not working out.” [...]

If you want to tackle big problems, try thinking like a bee

Honey bees can show us the power to be found in thinking small, says beekeeper Marianne Gee. New month. New day. New leaf. So you’ve woken up and decided you’re finally going to take on the big, big problem that’s [...]