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 …

The Benefits of Imaginary Friends for Children

When my younger brother Bryan started telling my parents and me about his imaginary friend, we were worried. Someone talking to themselves can be jarring, even if that someone is four years old. But what my family discovered is it’s pretty normal for young children to have imaginary friends. And it turns out their temporary …

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 …

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 …

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 …

13 Resilience Building Tips for Your Daughter in a Crisis-Prone World

Kids today have uncertainty coming at them from all directions—from shootings to fires and hurricanes to ongoing pandemics. Emergencies like these are tough for even adults to handle, so it’s no wonder children’s anxiety and depression levels are skyrocketing. But Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of the book Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle …

Avoid Helicopter Parenting: Eight Ways to Help Your Daughter Find Her Voice

When we speak for our kids, we rob them of their power and block them from developing self-confidence and the potential to thrive. Parenting expert and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D., shares tips to help you empower your daughter to speak up starting today. Dr. Borba is the author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why …

unplugged summertime activities young kids

With children out of school, summertime can be highly challenging for American households. And after a year-plus of children sitting at home more, physically distancing, and Zoom learning, parents are looking for ideas on how to keep their kiddos entertained but at the same time having them be unplugged. Michele Borba, Ed.D., has put together …

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