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Overcoming Parent Guilt

If Ben Franklin were alive today, he probably would have changed one of his more famous quotes to say, “Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and mom guilt.” Especially in a world where we spent the last year quarantining, working from home, homeschooling, and making what seemed like an infinite amount of other huge life…

Raising Kids Who Give Back: 6 Summer Volunteer Ideas

Now that we’re in the heart of summer – and school vacation – many parents are left wondering how their children can best spend all of this free time! While some opt for camps to fill the summer months, Brainly’s parenting expert Patrick Quinn says it’s the perfect time to get your kids involved in volunteer…

3 Ways to Educate Kids About Black History Month Beyond February

Black History does not start with slavery in America and neither should our history books or lessons. It’s Black History Month and the need to teach our children about the contributions Black Americans have made to American history is vital to moving forward as a more united nation. Black history is American history; it is…

How To Help Kids Process the Storming of the Capitol

Since mid-afternoon on January 6th, 2021, the news has focused on little else than the storming of the US Capitol Building and the Presidential certification process. We as Americans feel a wide range of emotions: outrage, disrespected, embarrassment for our country, distress, powerlessness, sadness, and anger. On-screen violence, vandalism, and traumatic events are never easy…

How to Discuss Race, Social Justice Activism, and the Media With Children in the Digital Age

THINKING BEYOND COLORBLIND PARENTING Talking about race with kids can be tricky, and many parents simply avoid the subject altogether. “They may be afraid of saying the wrong thing or idealistically hopeful that if they don’t mention race, their children will grow up ‘colorblind,’” says author and Emory University Associate Professor Emeritus Ann Hazzard, PhD….

Resources to Help Your Family Have Fun at Home

With social distancing a critical component in the fight to end the spread of the coronavirus, families are now spending most of their days at home, families are in need of well-curated activities in order to thrive together when stuck inside. Dadventures at Home takes the guess-work out of sifting through hundreds of links across…

3 Ways To Create a Positive Mood for Your Kids During a Crisis

With the uncertainty of our world, it is vital that we as parents help our kids navigate and understand their feelings. Authors of #StrongKids, Jennifer Keitt and her daughter, news reporter Naomi Keitt, are sharing three ways to help kids process all that’s going on inside of them, and cultivate a positive mood for the family…

9 Tips on How to Speak to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating most conversations these days, children have no doubt heard about the coronavirus and may be experiencing fear and uncertainty. Licensed mental health counselor Yasmin Rey offers some tips on how to address COVID-19 with kids. Rey is the program coordinator for the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program at FIU’s Center for Children and Families. Don’t avoid…

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