Tips to Manage Childcare When You Go Back to the Office

Talia is an executive at a Boston area multinational company and the mother to two grade-school-aged boys. Over the past decade, she’s enjoyed advancing through the ranks, delivering consistently strong results while building high performing teams. But the past year and a half have taken its toll, pushing her to both her professional and personal[…]

Staying Connected & Resilient for Back-to-School

Six Online Activities to Help Students Cope with COVID-19 – these well-being practices can help students feel connected and resilient during the pandemic.   At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO estimates that 91.3% of the world’s students were learning remotely, with 194 governments ordering country-wide closures of their schools and more than 1.3 billion students[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]