Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

How do we help our kids who fear failure? It’s a question many parents grapple with as they watch their youngsters grow up and try new things. Luckily, Dr. Michele Borba has written this guest post on how we can help girls overcome life’s early stumbles. Dr. Borba is a globally-recognized educational psychologist and parenting, …

Be An #ArtsHero Before It’s Too Late

COVID-19 continues to devastate the Arts. The virus is spiking nationally, meaning the majority of Arts & Culture institutions will remain shuttered for the foreseeable future. This month the intersectional grassroots campaign “Be An #ArtsHero” is urging all 100 U.S. Senators to pass proportionate relief to the Arts & Culture sector of the American economy by August 1, …

Singer and Actor Piera Van de Wiel

As a young girl Piera Van de Wiel loved to sing. At eight she fell in love with the song “I Could Have Danced All Night” from MY FAIR LADY. With help from a little karaoke machine, she sang out the tune continuously. One day her grandfather came upon an inhouse performance. Van de Wiel suddenly …

The Baby-Sitters Club Series is a Great Reboot

Growing up, I lovingly lined The Baby-Sitters Club (BSC) books numerically along a closet shelf. While my collecting volumes ended decades ago, the affection I have for BSC remains strong. That’s why I was thrilled to receive a screener invite for episode one of Netflix’s new THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB series. Hosted by the Geena Davis Institute on …