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How Parents Can Challenge Their Gender Stereotypes

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns It’s surprising to realize how much gender is a part of parenting, even before we welcome our little ones into our lives. From gender reveal parties to … Continue reading

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How Respecting Personal Pronouns Is Part of Respecting Boundaries

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies I have one of those names that gets mixed up frequently. Leah and Linda are frequently *misused* names for Lydia. And when someone gets my name wrong accidentally, or because … Continue reading

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3 Outdoor Creative Movement Activities to Support Children’s Mental Health

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Student mental and emotional health is one of the top concerns of educators across the country, and it’s never too soon to … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Create Structure and Reduce Anxiety in Children During the Summer

By Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide Ah, summertime. It’s advertised as a time to rest and rejuvenate without schedules or demands. Except most people don’t manage well in the complete absence of structure. … Continue reading

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How to Help Young Children Build Resilience

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of  Try-Again Time My favorite photos of my little sister’s preschool years are the ones where she has food on her head. Spaghetti, chocolate ice cream, breakfast cereal—anything in a bowl became her hat. She loved … Continue reading

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