Archive for month: July, 2020

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 [...]

Earth School launched to keep students connected to nature

Today, over 1.5 billion children are unable to go to school. Coronavirus’ impact goes beyond the health and economic crisis; it is also jeopardizing the education of students around the world. Teachers are scrambling to offer students lessons online and [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]