Archive for month: June, 2019

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. [...]

Have you mispronounced someone’s name? Here’s what to do next

Most of us have stumbled when saying an unfamiliar name. That’s natural, but it’s what we do afterwards that really matters, says writer Gerardo Ochoa. Do you remember being in 5th grade? I’ll never forget it — because that’s when [...]

What we can teach boys about strength

Let’s celebrate boys for their abilities, values and passions, and show them that their character matters more than their height, says rapper and poet Meta Sarmiento. I was born and raised on the island of Guam. An unincorporated territory of the [...]

Critical thinking is a 21st-century essential — here’s how to help kids learn it

If we want children to thrive in our complicated world, we need to teach them how to think, says educator Brian Oshiro. And we can do it with 4 simple questions. We all want the young people in our lives [...]

How we can fix math education through play

Math tends to inspire groans, moans and a fair amount of anxiety. But is there any way to make math enjoyable? Or, dare we say … fun? First, we have to heal the generational trauma, says educator and puzzle aficionado [...]

How to raise a child who cares

Ever worry that your kid is a jerk? Or wish they’d send a thank-you note without your forcing them to do it? Empathy can be developed and encouraged in young people. Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel and social worker Tina Payne Bryson [...]