Pride celebrations are happening in isolation this year, and with all that’s plaguing the world right now — illness, injustice, unrest and oppression (hello Poland), it’s a good time to reflect on all the victories of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement and dive into how change happens.
Five Books About…Racism and Systemic Injustice
Kids see the signs everywhere — in neighborhoods and social media, in life, in chalk, on cardboard: Black Lives Matter, Hate is Taught, All Mothers Were Summoned When He Called out for His Mama. Little has been done to address racial injustice since the killing of George Floyd in 2020. We need to take action. Talking to kids about racism, especially when they’re young — according to a Healthy Children study, internalized racism can begin as early as age two — is a start.
Five Books About…Courage
When my daughter was little and something would scare her, a bee, or a heffalump or a woozle from Winnie the Pooh, she’d freeze in place, unable to move. I started singing her a little song, to the tune of “Accentuate the Positive” that went “Be brave, and keep going.”
Five Books About…Natural Disasters
As parents, we’re wired to seek safe, healthy environments for our littles. When disaster strikes, whether it’s a pandemic, a fire, or a hurricane, it’s deeply unsettling. A little support can go a long way.
Moving Meditation: Root to Rise
This moving meditation is to help children visualize the practice of rooting in order to rise. We root to ground, to find strength. We rise as we become heartful, kind to ourselves, others and the world around us.
Hope and Courage for Foster Care Youth
So often many of us, myself included, go through each day taking for granted some of the most simple pleasures in life. I almost never stop to think about the fact that I get to have...
Kindness Baskets Deliver Cheer to Neighbors
Creating Kindness Baskets to deliver to friends and neighbors is a thoughtful way to lift spirits and strengthen community connections. Yummy treats, flowers and a cheerful note make a simple,...