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6 Tricks to Teach Kids About Money

By: Ethan Rotberg With all of his big business deals and philanthropic work, you’d think the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway wouldn’t have time to teach the next generation of investors. Not so. In 2011, the Oracle of Omaha helped create a children’s animated series called Secret Millionaires Club, which features Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of enterprising…

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What Kindergarten Teachers Want Parents to Know About Pandemic School

By: Lambeth Hochwald It’s not easy to be a kindergarten student—or the parent of a kindergartner—right now. There’s the masks to be worn, social distancing rules to be followed and the upside-down day-to-day rollercoaster of life in a pandemic, which might even include zigzagging to school one day and staying home and learning virtually the other. All the more reason we want to be there to help…

This Academic Advisor Has 12 Things She Wants to Tell College Parents

By: Pricilla Baker I serve as an Academic Advisor at a large University which puts me in the unique position of witnessing firsthand a lot of what most of you only speculate about higher education and the college experience today. Having had no fewer than twelve students (male and female) sob in my office in the first 3 weeks of last semester,…

How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…

How ‘Matrescence’ Could Positively Transform Women’s Experience of Motherhood

By Belinda Haan When a woman is pregnant, her wellbeing is front and centre. Are you looking after yourself? Are you getting enough rest? Are you getting help? And once the baby arrives, the conversation swiftly moves almost solely to the wellbeing and behaviour of the baby. Is she sleeping well? Is he feeding well? Are they a good baby?…

Why You Should Set Intentions for 2021 Instead of Declaring a New Year’s Resolution

By: Josephine Atluri Dear 2020—bye! We are so over you and ready to move on to better days. As we head into the new year, let’s take a page from pandemic life and do things a little differently when it comes to planning out 2021.  So, rather than doing what you’ve done every year (making a resolution that may last for only…

12 Road Trip Hacks to Make Car Rides Easier for Kids

By Deena Campbell The American Automobile Association reported that this holiday season travel by automobile will account for 95% of all holiday travel. Mamas know family road trips call for creative thinking—playing the license plate game and piling up the car with snacks will only entertain little ones for so long. We caught up with Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid (and a father of six who…

Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?

By: Zara Hanawalt Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise against nonessential travel, noting that “travel increases the chance of getting and…