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Parenting and Advice

Pre-K

Goodbyes Are Hard: A Mother's Many Feelings at School Drop-Off

Ariella Prince Guttman reflects on the odd mix of emotions around school drop-off that inspired her heartwarming new picture book Wherever You'll Be.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Emily Oster on Making Data-Driven Decisions for Your Family

Will you redshirt your summer baby? How do you pick the right summer camp? With less data about the early school years than you might expect, Emily Oster's new parenting book provides parents with a framework for making complex decisions that affect the whole family.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Back to School 2021: Books to Support Learning, Social-Emotional Wellness, & More

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

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Books to Help Start Conversations Around Body Autonomy and Consent

These picture books are a perfect jumping-off point for discussions about bodies, personal space, and tricky situations and help our kids feel empowered to advocate for themselves and talk to us about these topics.

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Tips & Advice

Raising Responsible Boys: 8 Books to Help Along the Way

Nowadays, our goal as parents is to raise kind and caring kids who grow up into kind and caring adults. The way we parent boys needs to evolve in ways that foster their growth in the right direction.

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Tips & Advice

Books on Autism That Inform, Advise, and Empower

Through first-person accounts, research, and history, these books show the pathway diagnosis and treatment has followed, how advocacy helps, and what may lie ahead for ASD children and adults.

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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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