By Stacy Tornio

Read Time: 2 minutes

We Love the Flow Chart for Independence, Encouraging Parents to Step Back

Naturally, parents feel the urge to help their kids. They want to step in, offer support, and even fix things that don't go according to plan. This is where the...
By Mariko Zapf

Read Time: 4 minutes

Flour, the Shelter-in-Place Unsung Hero

I am not much of a baker. I have a signature one-bowl chocolate cake recipe that tolerates unsifted flour and a generous dose of extra cook time when the timer...
By Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Read Time: 5 minutes

How Lawnmower Parenting and Takis Killed My Daughter’s Friendship

Like many moms these days, I could probably be a lot less involved in my kids’ friendships. Have you heard of lawnmower parenting (aka snowplow parenting)? They’re like helicopter parents,...
By Katy Anderson

Read Time: 5 minutes

Once I Started Letting My Kids Figure Out Their Own Schedules, I Finally Got Some Relief

During this time of social distancing, it is not difficult to find loads of articles offering advice on a schedule for kids or how to keep children entertained at home....
By Gary Karlson

Read Time: 6 minutes

Turns Out, Soft Skills Are Actually Essential Skills—and We Need Them Now More Than Ever

We need to stop using the phrase soft skills and start calling them essential skills instead. Our kids need these skills to have a successful future.
By Seamus Condron

Read Time: 3 minutes

Funny Parenting Tweets About Homeschooling Remind Us All That Professional Teachers Are Heroes

Check out these funny parenting tweets from parents taking on the role of teacher. At least they know how to laugh at these painful, awkward moments.
By Irshad Manji

Read Time: 4 minutes

In Times of Uncertainty and Fear, We Have an Opportunity to Practice Courage

When you face fear and uncertainty, it's a good opportunity to practice moral courage. Learn why this is a great focus while kids are out of school.
By Let Grow

Read Time: 3 minutes

5 Things You Can Do When There’s Mass Hysteria and Panic

The coronavirus is leading to panic in the United States and around the world. Take a look at what you can do now to calm down and stay rational.
By Laurie Ulster

Read Time: 6 minutes

Why Is My Son So Independent While My Daughter Acts So Helpless?

Parenting is hard, epecially when you have one kid that is independent while another one wants everything done for them. Here's one mom's story and advice.
By Noah Berlatsky

Read Time: 5 minutes

College Isn’t Always the Right Choice

Alternatives to college shouldn't be seen as a negative. By giving teens choices, they're much more likely to be happy, successful adults.
By Stacy Tornio

Read Time: 5 minutes

When You Monitor Your Child’s Phone, You’re Invading My Child’s Privacy 

Teen phone monitoring is never a good idea when it's mostly for a parent's curiosity. Let's give teens some privacy back.
By Lizzie Heiselt

Read Time: 5 minutes

Community Building Can Go a Long Way in Creating Strong Kids

Community building doesn't have to be overly involved or complicated. Yet, it's so powerful in creating a strong neighborhood and independent kids.