Parenting Tips to Adjust to Your New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone. This means we are all going through this collectively. People we may normally turn to for help are also experiencing similar feelings, making it difficult to reach out to and lean on our usual network of support. Furthermore, for parents, home has become everything: work, school and the social environment.[…]

Largest Genetic Study on Children with COVID-19 Takes a Closer Look at Mutations

  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles conducted the largest pediatric genomic COVID-19 survey to date. The study reports a possible link between certain SARS-CoV-2 mutations and disease severity. Samples showed high levels of genetic variation in California.   Like many viruses, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, undergoes many genetic mutations as it spreads across a[…]

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[…]

Getting Through, Making Memories & Being the Grown-Up

You can’t change the world, but you can help shape the way your children experience this and remember it. And you will. You’re the person they need.   I’m not here to tell you what the “good thing” is about the coronavirus situation, because there is no good thing about a pandemic, not ever. That[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Are Your Heirs Ready? 3 Lessons to Teach Children About Wealth Now

Forbes recently reported that we are at the brink of the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history1.   Over the next 30 to 40 years, $30 trillion in assets will pass from one generation to the next in the United States. The Center for Rural Pennsylvania estimates2 that in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania alone, $1.1 billion transfers[…]