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Blackface Should Not Be Part of Your Halloween Costume

Blackface Should Not Be Part of Your Halloween Costume

As you start to help your kids plan their Halloween costumes (for whatever Halloween looks like this year), and as you start to plan your own costumes for any adult festivities you partake in, here’s our yearly reminder that blackface is never, ever ok. You — and your kids —…

What to Say to Little Kids Instead of ‘Say Sorry’

What to Say to Little Kids Instead of ‘Say Sorry’

When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder on the slide, a little boy accidentally stepped on a little girl’s finger, and she started crying. What happened next left me astounded. The boy,…

How To Care For Your Child’s Mental Health Right Now

How To Care For Your Child’s Mental Health Right Now

Among many unanswered questions right now is what effect this pandemic will have on the mental health of children. A recent paper, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, documents elevated anxiety and depression in children under lockdown in China. Although it’s still early to know for certain what the exact…