Kids and Languages

They say kids are like sponges. Especially when it comes to languages. Like they soak it in. Like...

May 13, 2018
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I asked my kids to meditate with me. Here’s what happened.

As a parent, I try to practice what I preach. If I’m going to insist on my kids eating their greens,...

May 04, 2017
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I Don’t Care About Honor Roll Or Straight A’s

Three times a year — in the fall, in the spring, and at the end of the school year — a large, sealed...

March 07, 2017
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Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with...

February 16, 2017
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Photographer combats gender stereotypes with the idea that ‘boys can, too’

It started when my son was only a few months old. I had taken him downtown with me, for my weekly therapy...

February 13, 2017
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Saying Goodbye

What I love about being an expat is the ability to meet people from all around the world. My kids have...

October 19, 2016
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The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Effective conversation helps parents create lasting, meaningful relationships with their kids. These 10...

October 10, 2016
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The Expat Post Partum

Landing in a new country is fun and exciting…for the first few months. Then just like after you have a...

September 19, 2016
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Anxiety disorder in children

An anxious kid’s days are dominated by tension and “what if?” thinking. Here’s how to help a child...

May 01, 2016
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Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

When my girlfriends and I share stories about our first jobs, we shake our heads at our meekness. Susan...

February 14, 2015
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