Archive for month: August, 2020

There’s a right way to talk about racism with kids — and most white parents aren’t doing it

Although race and racism are at the top of Americans’ public discussions, it turns out that most white parents in the US don’t talk about those issues with their kids. Research on how white parents discuss race with their children [...]

The surprising power in not winning

When we come thisclose to triumph, we gain potent energy that we can use to fuel later success, says business school professor Monica Wadhwa. When we daydream about being at the Olympics or the Academy Awards, we usually picture ourselves [...]

Why you should stop thinking of your kids’ gaming time as wasted time

One evening, I called my sons to come to eat — and got no response. True confession: In anger, I marched into their room and kicked off the power button on their gaming console. You’d have thought it was the [...]

School may be suspended, but sleep schedules shouldn’t be

These days, the school bell isn’t ringing for most of our kids, and it’s up to parents to ensure that children and teens get the sleep that they need during these stressful and uncertain times. In the time before the [...]

How to raise kids who will grow into secure, trustworthy adults

If kids don’t feel trusted — or if there isn’t anyone close to them whom they can rely on — they can really suffer. Esther Wojcicki, an educator and mother of three superstar daughters, explains why trust is essential and [...]

How to help kids fall in love with the outdoors

You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Technology also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool [...]

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 [...]