To begin to tell a new story about who we are and how we respond to such tragedy, we have to all be willing to see that there are nuances, contrasts and multiple perspectives on every subject. This won't happen overnight.
We all know that kids like smartphones. But in some important ways, smartphones are like kids.
Technological geniuses -- your mothers clearly read to you. You have been blessed. This is your chance to actually save a very important part of the world. This is your chance to change the entire lives for millions of our children.
This powerful messenger may have made his transition but the message that thundered so loudly through his words and actions in his lifetime may be kept alive and thriving through us.
When it comes to pee-pees and hoo-has, some parents get all fired up about when we should teach our kids about their... um... "down there" privates, and what to call them.
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela is called 'tata' by our children. Tata means 'father,' a fitting tribute to the father of our nation and a man who always had a great love of young people. To commemorate the passing of President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, here are some of his famous and not-so-famous quotes on children and youth.
We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.
There are many special laws that give firearms special privileges compared to anything else in our society. One of the worst is the exemption from ordinary safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Regardless of each family's beliefs, holidays provide a unique opportunity to teach our children about our individual and shared family values and traditions.
America is a country home to some of the most successful people in the world. This is a country that put a man on the moon... why can't we solve the hunger epidemic in America? America has the resources to solve this problem.
It's the first week of December and parents of college students know what that means: Our kids will be home for a while. For first-time empty nesters,...
This December 9th is the due date of a woman I will probably never meet. She lives in a tarpaulin-tent in some woods behind a convenience store, in a Maryland town a few miles north of where I sit right now. Few of our clients are expectant women, but it's not unheard of.
As our family prepares to grow from four to five, we've decided my little sedan will just be too cozy and that we are reluctantly somewhat forced to graduate to the land of three rows.
There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.
We even overcame a last minute attempt to delay the vote by Republican members of the Commission. We persevered, got the job done, and children can sleep safer in the cribs used in childcare center centers and for sale today.
I strongly believe that anything a child can do for herself, she should do for herself. Given the countless things that a 10-year-old genuinely needs assistance with, I encourage you to let her do things on her own whenever she can. Here's my advice.