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You Don't Have To Destroy A Book To Love It

You Don't Have To Destroy A Book To Love It

Claire Fallon  09.16.2015
When I was in third grade, my teacher instituted a Mini Economy in our classroom, and I started a library, planning to exploit my enormous...
Creating a National Online Safety Plan

Creating a National Online Safety Plan

Stephen Balkam  09.16.2015
Keeping kids safe online while also giving them freedom to explore is tough. Giving parents timely information and the skills they need...
Campaign Reminds Families Why It’s Important To Eat Together

Campaign Reminds Families Why It’s Important To Eat Together

Caroline Bologna  09.15.2015
A new social advocacy movement is highlighting the importance of family dinner time. The Billion Family Dinners Challenge encourages...
On The Count Of Three, Let's All Stop Comparing Our Unread Email Count

On The Count Of Three, Let's All Stop Comparing Our Unread Email Count

Katherine Brooks  09.15.2015
"I have at least 300 unread emails in my inbox right now," an acquaintance of mine bemoaned over a glass of wine last week. I shuddered,...
Thank You, Elizabeth Gilbert, for Encouraging the Hummingbirds!

Thank You, Elizabeth Gilbert, for Encouraging the Hummingbirds!

Susan Stiffelman  09.15.2015
Please share this story with your daughter, and encourage her to approach life with wide-eyes and an open heart, following whatever bread...
Why Social Media Makes You Feel Ugly

Why Social Media Makes You Feel Ugly

Brian Hanley  09.14.2015
The "newsfeed people" are perfect. How could you not compare yourself to them? They have it all: looks, love, fulfilling jobs (which usually...
The Joy of Unplugging: Turning Off Technology in the Amazon Jungle

The Joy of Unplugging: Turning Off Technology in the Amazon Jungle

Meg Lowman  09.11.2015
Disconnected from the electronic devices that tend to eat up so much of our time and energy back home, our team of 28 citizen scientist...
Teens Obsessed With Facebook May Struggle With Anxiety, Sleep Problems

Teens Obsessed With Facebook May Struggle With Anxiety, Sleep Problems

Alexis Sobel Fitts  09.11.2015
Here's a pretty good argument for taking some time to unplug from your social media accounts.  A survey of teenagers found that those...
Internet Addiction Isn’t An Official Diagnosis, But This Center Is Treating It

Internet Addiction Isn’t An Official Diagnosis, But This Center Is Treating It

Lynne Peeples  09.10.2015
FALL CITY, Wash. -- When Roey Gabay finally got home from the college library, he found his twin sister, Reut, waiting for him in the living...
Vow to Breathe

Vow to Breathe

Rachel Macy Stafford  09. 8.2015
During my highly-distracted years, life was a blur -- the to-do lists took over ... my life was a constant mad dash to a finish line that...
Dad's Photos Capture The 'Seemingly Unimportant' But Beautiful Moments

Dad's Photos Capture The 'Seemingly Unimportant' But Beautiful Moments

Caroline Bologna  09. 8.2015
After almost losing his son Emerson to a health scare, dad Adrian Murray was inspired to photograph all the precious moments...
Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits

Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits

Osman Rashid  09. 8.2015
As a developer of an educational application for mobile devices, I often find myself wondering how parents are adapting to the new paradigm...
How To Live A More Device-Free Life -- And Why You Might Want To

How To Live A More Device-Free Life -- And Why You Might Want To

Damon Beres  09. 8.2015
You don't really need a study to tell you smartphones distract you -- but the research is definitely there. Hearing a notification...
How Can I Get My Kids to Read?

How Can I Get My Kids to Read?

Susan Stiffelman  09. 7.2015
There's simply is nothing like getting lost in a book, and as you as you have rightly pointed out, more and more kids are turning away...