Just as sex education doesn't "give" young people the idea to have sex, acknowledging that divorce is disruptive, life-changing and often hard isn't what makes it so.
When kids connect with people from different generations, amazing things happen. Ageism among children declines. Seniors are happier and more fulfilled. Individuals in both age groups build long-lasting friendships.
None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.
At The New York Public Library, we recognize that father figures have varied and diverse interests, and that it can be difficult for their progeny to find the perfect gift. So, if you're looking for something a little different this year, NYPL's Recommendations Editor Gwen Glazer has selected a few books to suit a wide variety of dads
People try to beat the magic out of black boys who like the color pink. They say it's to protect us. But it's not. It's to protect them. It's to protect them from their fear. It's to protect them from their ignorance.
When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.
Charlotte Fassler is the illustrator for the first of the Lil She and Lil Me series of children's books about the early lives of accomplished, daring, and creative women.
The federal indictment alleges that Sam-I-Am had full knowledge of the contaminated green eggs and ham and intentionally unloaded the product onto unsuspecting customers.
Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.
Rude Cakes is witty, charming, and pure delight for children and their families. The title characters are cakes with delicious-looking pink frosting who are indeed very rude. A hilarious and very surprising twist leads to a happy -- and less rude -- ending.
The above painting, captures the innocence of childhood and my love of Martha's Vineyard. I have traveled to the island every summer for the last 17 years. It's hard to write about its splendor without sounding cliche.
Grab a book for the road, tuck one in your kid's backpack for camp or pop a beach read in with the sunscreen. Wherever you go, bring one of these great summer reads for kids. Check out our picks for June.
Brian Selznick is one of the great artists of our time. In what is now a trilogy (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, and the soon-to-be-out The Marvels) he has created a unique storytelling style, one that blends illustration and text in an engrossingly original way.
I took Mindy Kaling's advice (she gives the best advice) and I 'wrote my own part.' I wrote a children's book -- one that shared the strong morals and values that my parents shared with me, while being relatable to today's children with universal themes that were meaningful and relevant.
There is an amazing renaissance happening in the children's book world. Amazing new authors (not to mention the old), fabulous new designs, typography, papers, color, brilliant illustrations, production values that are the end product of digital technology, and most importantly, the most digitally fixated kids love them.
If you are in any way, shape, or form interested in writing a book for kids, you're crazy not to hook up with this organization. There's so many smart, encouraging, inspiring, learned people both teaching workshops and attending them.