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Raising Our Children through the Lens of Empathy, Diversity, and Respect

In response to the events following George Floyd’s death, my son’s first grade Montessori teacher hosted a family Zoom lesson on “Difference, Respect, and Empathy.” The lesson focused on accepting, celebrating, and learning about those different from us and emphasized the importance of empathy and respect for all. The teacher explained that she would not...

Three Ways for Parents to Respond to “I’m Bored”

Does it drive you crazy when your kids say, “I’m bored”? Especially now that many of us are with our children 24/7, it may be helpful to examine three possible ways to respond to their cries of boredom. The reply you choose depends on how you want to solve the boredom problem. It’s crucial to...

Supporting Gender Diversity

On June 15th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects the LGBTQ+ community from employment discrimination. This important public win for the LGBTQ+ community paves a clearer path into the future than ever before, particularly for transgender (or trans) youth. Perhaps this broad acceptance of trans adult life will...