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Parenting and Advice

Tips & Advice

Adam Gidwitz on the Magic of Telling Stories to Your Child

After Adam Gidwitz's daughter had a frightful encounter with a fire alarm, he began to tell her stories — true stories about her experience. Over many months of telling that story, some magical things started to happen.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

4 Tips to Help Blended Families Connect

Blending a family doesn’t happen overnight. It's our job as parents to cut up the process into chewable moments to nurture a sense of safety that can ripen into feelings of family. Here are four tips to help blended families connect.

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Tips & Advice

7 Lessons I Learned from Ali Wong’s Dear Girls

When I cracked the spine of Ali Wong's book, "Dear Girls" — essays written as letters to her two young daughters — I expected to laugh. And I did. I did not expect to learn much about being a mom. But I did anyway.

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Tween

10 Myths About Middle School-Aged Kids

Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me, confronts 10 things people believe to be true about middle school with expert advice and a more realistic approach to this difficult time of adolescence.

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Tips & Advice

The Power of Connection for Children With ADHD

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey offer advice on how children and adults alike can thrive with ADHD in their new book.

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Tween

Five Ways Families Can Cope With Setbacks

Keir Graff, author of The Tiny Mansion, provides tips families can use when faced with setbacks, which is something many families are currently experiencing during this global pandemic.

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Tips & Advice

Ways the College Admissions Process Has Changed (and Stayed the Same!) During the Pandemic

The college admissions process is, at its core, a human process. Though much has stayed the same, some things have changed. Admissions expert Rob Franek offers advice to parents and teens applying to college.

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Tween

5 Ways Parents Can Dare Boys to Be Kind, Bold, and Brave

Authors Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague have turned the pillars of healthy manhood into dares that support boys’ authenticity and advance gender equity. Here are five fun ideas to help the boys in your life be kind, bold, and brave.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

11 Legitimately Funny Books to Read Aloud with Your Kids

Sure, there are plenty of kids' books that have mastered the art of the cute, but how many have really made you laugh? These kids' books know how to bring the funny.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

How to Promote Healthy Social and Emotional Skills During the Pandemic

There are steps caregivers can take at home to help kids through this difficult time. Try out these ideas to promote social and emotional health in your home.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

How to Help Teens Choose the Right College Amid the Pandemic

The authors of The College Conversation recommend parents, caregivers, and students align the qualities of a prospective college or university with what matters most to them as individuals — providing a rubric and helpful conversation starters.

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Tips & Advice

6 Recommendations to Help First-Time Parents Thrive

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, author of The Bottom Line for Baby, offers first-time parents tips on what to prioritize so they can relax a little and focus on what matters most: establishing and strengthening the relationship with their child.

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Tips & Advice

7 Tips to Help Your Child Manage Their Anger

Have you ever wondered how you should respond to your child’s angry feelings and behaviors? Here are seven practical tips that you can use to help your child manage their anger.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Back to School 2020: Reads to Get Kids Ready, Tips for Parents & Educators, and More

Get set for the new school year! Find age-specific reads and helpful insights to help kids, parents, and teachers prepare for the year ahead.

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