By discussing racial differences openly and positively, we signal that race is not a taboo topic and we appreciate and respect all kinds of people.
More important than passing along your beliefs is passing along the founder’s vision of the American Political Spirit: tolerance, curiosity, and humility.
Conversation is the crucible of learning and friendship, where we learn how to recover from setbacks, build relationships, and discover what matters most.
If the bottom line is “It’s hard to know,” then why stress out about any given parenting choice? Use your best judgement in the moment, keep learning about your child, keep building your toolkit of smart moves, and enjoy the day.
Identify friends who exemplify values you hold dear and ask them to play a modest role in helping your child find their way.
Tell handpicked friends what they mean to you, and asked them to impart their unique perspective and values to your children, in an age-appropriate way.
In the age of the coronavirus, I hope my kids are learning to join teams working to foster caring and connection among people, and between people and nature.
Support your child’s well-being by helping them build lives filled with engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment.
The Parenting Two-Step works because it helps us to become and stay our best selves through the many challenging moments of parenting.
Want to watch a master teacher at work? Spend a few minutes watching a mom play with her one-year-old on the floor. She’ll choose a toy that might interest her child, and she’ll place it within reach. If the toy