Category Archives: Parenting

8 Ways to Encourage Positive Food and Body Conversations Through the New Year’s Resolution Diet-Talk Onslaught

By Liz Bergren As the clock winds down toward 2019, many of us start to finalize our New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions can be anything we want them to be—spend more time with family, spend more time in nature, volunteer, … Continue reading

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Invite Guests—Not Germs—to Your Home During the Holidays

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Germs Are Not for Sharing Hurray, it’s the holiday season! Uh-oh, it’s also cold and flu season. Parties, travel, and gatherings are all part of holiday fun, but time spent with others during cold and … Continue reading

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Winter Holidays: Learning About Differences Can Lead to Common Ground

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When I was in sixth grade, my teacher had us read Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which remains to this day one of my favorites. It was one of my first … Continue reading

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Maybe the Cowardly Lion Was Right

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I’m afraid of heights. I don’t know why, but that’s the nature of phobias. They’re not necessarily rooted in experience or even logic. In cases like this, fear is hardwired into us—that fight-or-flight response that literally … Continue reading

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Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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