Tag: NBC Parent Toolkit

TODAY Parents Instagram Take-over — Happening Now!

NBC’s Parent Toolkit team partnered with Jennifer Miller on her new book “Confident Parents, Confident Kids” to take over the TODAY Show’s Parenting feed – TODAY Parents. They’ll be lots of great content, tips for parents and information on the new book running over the next 24 hours. Don’t miss it! Thanks for this awesome …

TODAY On NBC Learn’s Parent Toolkit… “How to Tap into Your Child’s Emotions at Every Age”

Want to learn a little about the content of the new book? Long-time collaborator NBC Parent Toolkit just published the following article today to get the word out. Thank you, Esta Pratt-Kielley and Gabbi Timmis for your partnership! It begins… Do you ever treat your children’s challenging emotions like a bug you spot in your …

What a Year!

Our family brings meaning to our lives. Six years ago, this site set out to document the many small ways families are learning to promote our children’s development – their hearts, minds, and spirits – in ways that support, enrich and celebrate who they are and what they are learning. This community of caring parents and …

On NBC Parent Toolkit… “Make Your Hopes for Your Kids Reality with Social and Emotional Skills”

Research partners, Shannon Wanless, Associate Director of Research in the Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh and Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ Author Jennifer Miller share findings from their latest study on the direct alignment between our hopes for our children and our parenting with social and emotional skills on NBC’s Parent Toolkit. …

Super Cool Back-to-School Tool!

Why not learn right along with the start of school about your child’s development and how you can be the best support? NBC Parent Toolkit has produced a customizable back-to-school guide for parents and it’s super cool! You can select the ages and stages of your children. You can select the developmental areas you care …

On NBC Parent Toolkit…Getting Back In a School Routine at Every Age

How Can Parents Help Kids Get Back Into the Swing of School Days after the Freedom of Summer? This week, the NBC Parent Toolkit team along with TODAY Show parent experts Michele Borba and Amy McCready and myself put together a brief practical guide divided by grade levels to prepare you with ideas for what we, …

Join Me Tonight! – Helping Kids Find Purpose

Join me at 7:00 p.m. EST tonight for an extra special Parent Toolkit Talk on helping children find their sense of purpose. It’s shaping up to be a lively and rich conversation! Log on to Twitter and search for #ToolkitTalk. If you post to the conversation, be sure and use the hashtag – #ToolkitTalk – …

My Dad’s Support in Finding a Sense of Purpose + Upcoming NBC Chat on Purpose

You might just call me a “poster child” for the topic of parents helping kids find their sense of purpose. My deeply loved but certainly nontraditional career path is a direct result of my parents’ investment in my sense of purpose. And their support of my development occurred at a time coming of age in …

On NBC Parent Toolkit… Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: Conversation Starters

Help Your Children Begin to Understand the Important Roles of Work in Your Family’s Life What a delight to work with the NBC Parent Toolkit team on putting together an article and resources for today’s “Take Your Child to Work Day.” Although today marks the nationally-recognized day, any day that makes sense for you and …

On NBC Parent Toolkit… “Do Adult Arguments Help or Hurt Our Children’s Learning?”

The short answer is – it depends! Learn more about the distinction between arguing to win versus arguing to learn. Think about your own dialogue with friends and family in person and on social media. Learn specific ways you can argue for learning while simultaneously promoting this constructive form of dialogue with your child. Here’s …