Category Archives: Parenting

5 Tips to Help Kids Use Their New Phones Safely

By Elizabeth Englander and Katharine Covino, coauthors of You Got a Phone! (Now Read This Book) More and more often, children get their first phone when still in elementary school. A 2017 study found that more than half of kids … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Cope with Mixed Feelings About Back to School

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids Most kids look forward to the end of the school year. No more getting up early, doing homework, studying for tests, … Continue reading

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How to Help Teens Develop Better Phone Habits

By Beverly K. Bachel, author of What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens “Put your phone down and go outside.” How many times will you say this to teens … Continue reading

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4 Ideas to Encourage Learning and Growth Mindset Thinking This Summer

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day The warmer months are filled with new things growing in nature, time off from school to pursue interests, and opportunities for camps, classes, sports, and … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Encourage Children’s Wonder and Curiosity This Summer

By Deborah Farmer Kris, author of the All the Time series On the last day of school this year, my son’s second-grade teacher gave a homemade certificate to every child, highlighting one of their strengths. “Most Inquisitive!” I said, looking … Continue reading

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