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Social & Emotional Development

A Litany of Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017
On this Thanksgiving, I share again the beautiful prayer of great Black theologian Howard Thurman, A Litany of Thanksgiving, which my family reads together each year. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the values we embrace – especially this year as we feel so threatened by the negative forces of...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

Nuggets Bilingues: Becoming a Bicultural/ Bilingual Family

November 6, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog Passing down traditions, culture, and language was always something I envisioned myself doing as a mother. When I married...
Mariana Proske's picture

5 Things to Know About Parenting Challenging Behaviors (with videos!)

November 3, 2017
Parenting is amazing, but can also come with it’s challenges. . Because of this we asked YOU what scary parenting challenges you would like us to discuss with the amazing Lina Acosta Sandaal, an early childhood mental health specialist from Stop Parenting Alone . She answered our questions and...
Abbie Gately's picture

The Sneaky Science of Hooking Our Kids on Technology

November 1, 2017
Behind the apps, games, and social media is a whole crew of folks whose job is to make their products feel essential. Many of the techniques they use are ones outlined by experts in human behavior, including Nir Eyal author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and BJ Fogg of Stanford University's Persuasive Technology Lab. Harris argues that these methods "hijack" our own good judgment. Most teens care deeply about peer validation, for example. So it makes sense that friends' feedback on social media -- both the positive and the negative -- would tug at you until you satisfy your curiosity. You have a phone in your pocket, so why not check now? And now. And now?
Caroline Knorr's picture

Halloween Roundup: Have a fun, spooky, and safe holiday!

October 27, 2017
Also featured on our Care.com blog , check it out here: https://www.care.com/c/stories/12485/halloween-roundup-have-a-fun-spooky... At MomsRising, we want your family to have the best - and safest - Halloween possible! From toxic chemicals to food allergies, there are many spooky things that could...
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Parlez Vous Español?

October 25, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog Yes, Si, Oui! My daughter is currently on a unique language journey that she has unknowingly embarked on since birth. The...
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Condescendence Is Not What We Need

October 23, 2017
Let’s be honest, as parents of a child, or children, with special needs of any kind, not just Down syndrome, it takes years to learn and understand that condescendence has nothing to do with inclusion, and in the end, it has nothing good to offer to our children. As the parent of two children with...
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Hablando de Mamás con poder….

October 16, 2017
Llegué a este país hace 15 años a hacer mi maestría. Como muchas otras, me quedé, me casé y hace ocho años tuve la gran fortuna de ser mamá. Fue allí cuando comenzó mi aventura en el mundo de la maternidad -en la cual sigo todos los días. Hace siete años, cuando mi niña más grande cumplió un año me...
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Raising Bilingual Kids is as Easy as…

October 12, 2017
When my husband and I married in 2006 we were anxious to start a family and were intent on raising our kids to be fluent in English and Spanish. We had strong ideas on how we would accomplish this, and after all, since we are both native speakers of our respective languages we figured it would be...
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This Is How Companies Are Getting Kids to Do Their Marketing for Them

October 11, 2017
In 1975, there was one song every kid knew by heart: "Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun." By any measure, it was a viral success. Companies still use tweens and teens to do their marketing for them. And today's youth marketing methods still focus...
Caroline Knorr's picture

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