The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.
As parents, we all have expectations for our children. How we convey and model those expectations can make all the difference. Read More
How can you make sure you’re sending the right message to your daughter so that she grows into a strong, resilient woman with healthy self-esteem? Read More
Every parent has tough days. As a family therapist and parenting coach – and a parent myself! – I’ve found that cultivating a mindfulness practice based on three simple approaches can make a huge difference in the happiness of our home. Read More
You might think that a mom who is a professional photographer would be on top of her game when it comes to capturing images of her own child. The real story for me is much more complicated. Read More
Here’s a confession: part of me has been dreading this summer. It sounds rather awful, I know, but the thought of my kids tearing down the stairs at 7 a.m. demanding my full attention while I try to write one last sentence at my computer and then have a whole entire day laid out before us for which we have to fill, well, it strikes a bit of fear in my heart and stirs up my anxiety.
The National Kids Yoga Conference is a terrific opportunity to learn about teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and to connect with wonderful people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of raising calm, centered, confident youth. Organized by Alexandria-based YoKid, a nonprofit organization bringing yoga to underserved youth, NKYC 2017 will take place in Old Town Alexandria, October 13-15. At the 2016 conference, we connected with several creative folks whose books and products help support children’s connection to their inner yogi. Read More
Update July 2017: I’m now accepting guest posts for late October 2017 through February 2018.
For publication before Thanksgiving, send ideas August 15 and completed posts – including photos – by September 15.
For publication in December, January or February, send ideas by September 15 and completed posts by October 15.
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