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Shift the Sand

Shift the Sand

by Allison Banta The news is hard. The abortion ban in Texas. Hurricane Ida and the flooding in the northeast and a planet and climate in crisis. Taliban control of Afghanistan. School shootings. The Covid pandemic and the delta variant and mask mandate bans, and...
How to Get Your Kids Talking About Stuff that Matters

How to Get Your Kids Talking About Stuff that Matters

by Susy Lee, author of Raising Kids Who Care Parenting research shows that we spend a lot of time worrying about our kids, that much of our worry is relational, and it includes wondering how to talk to our kids! As busyness and device time increases, families are...
How Do I Learn?

How Do I Learn?

by Dr. Kripa Sundar Somehow summer has gone by and kids are due back at school. As a learning scientist who is also a parent, I’ve often had tug-of-thought wars. I see both sides and sway based on whichever role is more prominent at that moment. Once, I published a...
Gender Identity – Talk About It.

Gender Identity – Talk About It.

by Allison Banta Talking to kids about gender, pronouns, and identity can be overwhelming. Maybe you had the opportunity to grow up in a family that was good at those conversations. Perhaps openness and curiosity and acceptance have always been your way of life. If...