Tag: NBC Parent Toolkit

On NBC’s Parent Toolkit… “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice… Here’s What To Say To Your Kids”

It’s difficult to hear the phrase “Say something nice” without finishing the sentence, “or don’t say anything at all.” I caught myself muttering these words recently as I watched a scene unfold from the cover of my porch. Two kids, around 10… Read More

“The Power of Play” Tonight

Tonight, join me and colleague, Jayne Greenberg, Director of Physical Education and Health Literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for “The Power of Play” to talk about how play can impact children’s development and also what kinds of roles we can play… Read More

“Supporting Our Students, It Takes Everyone” Tonight

I am eagerly awaiting our watch party tonight at Ohio State University of the NBC Education Nation broadcast entitled “Supporting Our Students, It Takes Everyone,” sponsored by the NBC Parent Toolkit and Pearson Education. FutureReady Columbus and Ohio State University College of Education and Human… Read More

“The Power of Play” – NBC Parent Toolkit Twitter Chat Coming Soon!

Did you know that play is an essential part of how kids develop social and emotional skills? Find out how and what you can do to support it. Mark your calendar! Let’s talk about “The Power of Play!” I’ll be discussing the… Read More

“Supporting Our Students, It Takes Everyone”

I am honored to be facilitating a watch party in my hometown, Columbus, Ohio of an NBC Education Nation broadcast entitled “Supporting Our Students, It Takes Everyone,” sponsored by the NBC Parent Toolkit and Pearson Education. FutureReady Columbus and Ohio State University are… Read More

The Unique Opportunity for Our Children

Our children have an uniquely expanded voice. They have a significant platform from which to project who they are and what they believe. They have access to any number of social media vehicles from websites, Facebook pages to tweets. And that alone,… Read More

On NBC’s Parent Toolkit – “Second Chances – Teaching Children about Forgiveness”

    In this busy holiday season, tensions and conflicts can arise easily. And old wounds can resurface as we encounter family and friends we may not see regularly. This is an ideal time to think about how you are encouraging forgiveness… Read More

“Promoting a Spirit of Gratefulness in Kids…” on NBC’s Parent Toolkit

Check out my article “Promoting a Spirit of Gratefulness in Kids – A Tale of Two Letters” on today’s NBC Parent Toolkit Blog. It recounts an experience with my own son, relates it to the research on raising grateful kids and offers… Read More

New NBC Parent Toolkit Article – Girl’s Halloween Costumes Promoting Gender Bias

Check out today’s new blog post from the NBC Parent Toolkit about Girl’s Halloween Costumes Promoting Gender Bias. It addresses some controversial issues about the costumes that are available for girls. The article raises the conversation, particularly for parents of girls, about some… Read More

Simple Calming Strategies for You and Your Kids

Stress Less: Calming Strategies from Parent Toolkit on Vimeo.   This  video short from the NBC Parent Toolkit shows how simple it can be to incorporate calming strategies into your life and your children’s to benefit all in your family. Maurice Elias,… Read More