How to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

Parents who want their kids to be more creative may be tempted to enroll them in arts classes or splurge on STEM-themed toys. Those things certainly can help, but as a professor of educational psychology who has written extensively about creativity, I can draw on more than 70 years of creativity research to make additional …

Giving Gifts That Make Your Daughter Feel Deeply Seen

Gift-giving is not a straightforward affair. I remember one childhood December at my aunt’s farm. It was a holiday gathering of adults upholding a variety of religious and non-religious beliefs and a clutch of over-excited children who knew that December holidays, for whatever reason, meant presents. My parents, exhausted from a long year with two …

Part Two of Two Author Jessica Lahey: How Do You Do Music?

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

Part One of Two Author Jessica Lahey: Music to My Ears

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

Three Mindfulness Practices to Share With Your Daughter

While researching his book Tools of Titans, Tim Ferris interviewed over 200 of the world’s most successful thought leaders, creatives, business people, and athletes. They had different backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, GPAs, and IQs. The one thing that over 80 percent of them did have in common was a daily mindset and mindfulness practice. What is …

Let Cynthia Erivo Read You a Story on Storyline Online

Award-winning performing artist Cynthia Erivo is “this close” to getting her EGOT, but she’s not stopping there! Recently, Erivo completed a very special project that’s particularly close to her heart—a children’s book of inspiration drawn from her mother titled Remember to Dream, Ebere. As a gift to millions of fans and young readers everywhere, Erivo …

Lisa McGuinness: Author of the Mother Daughter Activity Journal

Author Lisa McGuinness’s latest book Mother Daughter Activity Journal: Connecting Better with Each Other, offers mothers and daughters a new supportive place to share thoughts, dreams, worries, cares, life experiences–and have fun while doing it. McGuinness is the author of Catarina’s Ring, Meaningful Bouquets, Hoppy Trails, Caffeinated Ideas Journal, and the co-author of numerous children’s …

Five Ways to Help Your Daughter Express Her Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion, yet over and over, women have often been chastised for expressing their frustrations and rage. And kids are watching. A strength of the 2015 Pixar film INSIDE OUT is that the five emotions in the main character’s head (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger) are shown as a crucial part …

11 Tips for Helping Girls Build Character in a Digital World

Grit, resilience, perseverance, and emotional intelligence are all crucial for success, but how can parents help their children develop these character traits at a time when the whole world is only a click away, and everything comes with instant gratification? Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development has asked a panel of …

10 Costumes for Kids From Little Adventures

A costume your child loves and that you can wash? It sounds like an impossible dream, but the good folks over at Little Adventures have made it their mission to create costumes kids can wear over and over and over again. With 15 children between them, the company’s founders know a thing or two about …

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