How the Pandemic Can Teach Kids About Compassion

What if this crisis became an opportunity for children to deepen their sense of care?   As a homebound parent with a preschooler, I’ve felt an array of emotions over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve felt sadness and worry about how many people are becoming ill, while being confounded by trying[…]

How to Connect With Your Kids’ Digital Interests

Become a Media Mentor   If you’re like most parents, chances are that you have some anxiety about your kids’ digital lives and how much time they spend in front of screens. According to a 2018 survey of American families, technology overuse has become the number one concern parents have for their teens.   But helping children maintain a[…]

The Little Things Kids Are Appreciating Right Now

Consider these the smallest of silver linings.   Many Americans have spent almost a month in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while it’s vitally important to keep our distance right now, it’s certainly been challenging for many.   For self-isolating families in particular, this has been a loooong few weeks. So we asked the HuffPost Parents’ Facebook community to[…]

How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family

Here are three ways to cope if your kid’s school closes.   It’s chilly outside, but a summer—of sorts—has started in my household this week. My two college students and two high schoolers are home from school for the foreseeable future. There is both excitement about lengthened spring breaks (one high schooler) and real sadness[…]

Things Your Kids Miss Out on When on a Screen

Top reasons why you should unplug your kids   One of the biggest challenges facing parents today is how—and how much—to reduce the amount of time their children spend on electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, video games, TV, and computers. It’s an issue not just with older kids, many of whom are practically attached[…]