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Learning about Some of the World’s Major Holidays – Their Uniqueness and Commonalities

Because of the numerous holidays celebrated through the fall and winter months, it is an ideal time to discuss how people celebrate around the world – both the uniqueness of traditions and also the many commonalities. I was struck by the number… Read More

“Politics at the Thanksgiving Table? Here’s How to Model Emotional Intelligence” with Pearson Education

  I spoke with the talented team at Pearson Education – sponsors of the NBC Parent Toolkit – about a hot topic as we approach this U.S. holiday. What do you do when family conversations are heated or divided around politics? Here’s… Read More

Monkey Mind at Bedtime, Reflecting on Children’s Thinking

“I just can’t go to sleep!” E said summoning me well after our nightly bedtime ritual had taken place. When I guided him back to bed, he layed down and flopped his feet up in the air with his body in a… Read More

Supporting Kids Dealing with Fear – Upcoming Webinar

How can you help your child deal with fears? Does your child call out to you at night when she is supposed to be sleeping because she is afraid of the dark? Does your son shrink from learning to swim or to… Read More

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month: What Parents Can Do

In honor of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month… Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. – Elie Weisel “You’re a horrible person,” was what I heard and deeply felt though I cannot recall the exact… Read More

Easing the Back to School Transition

“I’m gonna hold onto this couch and never let go!” – E. Miller, Age 6 It’s the morning after our summer vacation at the lake. E awoke and said he had had a nightmare. “My school became a haunted village. A ghost… Read More

Parents, Kids and Bullying Behaviors – What Can We Do?

Have you taught your children how to respond to bullying behaviors? Their response can mean the difference between stopping the aggression or escalating it. And what if they are a witness? Will they know how to be an upstander? There are also… Read More

Parenting Skills Add to Physical Health and Longevity

Sir Michael Marmot, who directs the Institute of Health Equity at University College London and is president of the World Medical Association, published an article in Scientific American this week reviewing research that sheds light on the importance of parents’ ability to… Read More

Reading Together: A Portal to Social and Emotional Discoveries (with Book Recommendations)

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis “One more chapter!” my son pleads at bedtime and more often than not, I have obliged. It’s a true joy… Read More