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The World As We Know It
Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Laura Fries

Studies show that Americans–young adults in particular–are geographically illiterate. Fifty percent of 18 to 24 year olds can’t locate New York. These statistics though embarrassing, aren’t meant to shame—but rather inspire everyone to sit down and get to know the world we live in.

Ban Bossy
Time Shift Your TV – Is your child bossy?
Posted on Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Ann Oldenburg

This past week, several celebrities helped draw attention to a new campaign launched by the Girl Scouts of the USA and Leanin.Org, the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook honcho Sheryl Sandberg, author of the book Lean In. It’s the Ban Bossy campaign, and the goal is to encourage girls to be leaders. “I’m not bossy,” […]

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Comment ça va?
Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by Laura Fries

The world is getting smaller—not literally, of course–but technology has brought people closer and has opened up new avenues for communication. Problem is, the United States falls far behind other nations in learning and mastering a second language.

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Living Math
Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by Laura Fries

Regular, unstructured play is important for kids. But there are those times when kids can use a little inspiration. Parents can help by giving old toys new life with purposeful play and a little bit of living math thrown in. It’s a great two for one—getting your money’s worth out of toys as well as […]

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How do you apologize to your kids?
Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Laura Fries

As parents, we want to be pillars of strength and examples of all things good. Sometimes that can even mean doing something wrong, but having the grace and humility to apologize. Knowing when you are wrong and how to say you are sorry is so very important but is one of the hardest things for […]