Talking about death can be hard for us as adults. We think that must mean it is hard for our kids as well, but that need not be the case.
When it comes to teaching our children about money, I’m still learning, and I’ve probably learned at least as much from failure as from success.
Being a parent often means answering some tough questions and helping little ones understand things that even we as adults might find confusing.
The stories of race are bound up in the story of America and in all of our identities, so directly addressing it with our children is an approach we have no choice but to take. This is especially true because of the tremendous paradox of talking about race in America.
We all remember the mad rush to the playground when we heard the fire alarm, or the cramped quarters of the bathroom during the tornado tone. We prepared for those dangers, and now preparing for a violent intruder is being added to the list.
Does excitement or sadness enter your mind when you turn the calendar from July to August and realize the start of another school year is just around the corner? Do you wonder how you will ever get your family ready for the early mornings and the structure of school? Here are a few tips that have been helpful through the years.