Three Reasons Why It’s Critical to Reflect on News that Affects You with Your Children

…And How to Ensure It’s Developmentally-Appropriate “I feel hopeful,” my son reflected the day after watching the Inauguration Ceremonies as part of his school day. While just one week ago, he was saying he was feeling exasperated, “tired of making history” as we learned of the U.S. Capitol attacks. It’s been quite a roller coaster …

Today We Hear the Call of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When we think of the civil rights movement or we consider our current circumstances, we may think of a country divided. But Martin Luther King Jr.’s message and the vision that galvanized so many to act bravely in the face of fear, consisted of values that any person in any corner of the world can …

Video Series – Helping Students Manage Challenging Feelings in Challenging Times

Check out this video series for children and teens on coping with difficult feelings and support for parents too!

Parenting Site from Infants to Teens

Updated to include the early childhood years… Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ Founder Jennifer Miller has been grateful to partner with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University along with collaborator Shannon Wanless at the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Child Development to further develop tools related to parents’ biggest concerns at …

Patience with all that is unresolved…

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point …

One of Greater Good Science Center’s Favorite Parenting Books of 2020

One of Greater Good Science Center’s Favorite Parenting Books of 2020!

Winter Solstice, The Great Conjunction, and Making Meaning as a Family

So the shortest day came, and the year died,And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white worldCame people singing, dancing,To drive the dark away.They lighted candles in the winter trees;They hung their homes with evergreen;They burned beseeching fires all night longTo keep the year alive,And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awakeThey shouted, reveling.Through all …

New Highlights Blog Post – Children and Mask-Wearing

Highlights for Children has been getting a range of letters with reactions from parents about mask-wearing since the pandemic began earlier this year. They chose to respond directly to questions and challenges through the following article articulating their commitment to showing a diverse range of children as they are currently living and experiencing the world. …

New COVID Resources Page

The physical health challenges posed by COVID-19 has brought home the need for parenting with social and emotional skills. It’s challenged all of us to create new ways to manage big feelings and promote social and emotional development in a time when our children are frequently isolated. There are some truths that cannot be ignored …

Upcoming Radio Show on Dealing with Fear and Anxiety in Family Life

Creating Calm in the Midst of a Chaotic World Do you need help managing your fear and anxiety with your family during times of uncertainty? We are going to talk about how to deal with your feelings and help your children deal with theirs. How can you create a calm home environment amidst a chaotic …

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