Confident Kids: How Parents Can Raise Confident Children

Teaching children how to be confident in themselves requires balancing a few contradictory ideals, but if done well, it leads to children that will learn the value of hard work, and the value they place in their skills. When it comes to raising confident kids, parents need to find the right balance between a few conflicting ideals: discipline vs. growth, encouragement vs. safety, correction vs. … [Read more...]

Encouraging the Right Habits in Your Children

Image Source Bringing up your children isn’t easy, and no matter how much experience you have, they are always there to throw a curveball your way. You can make raising your kids easier on yourself and them, though, by encouraging and modeling excellent habits that will put them in excellent stead for the future. There are many things that parents fret over when trying to be the perfect parent, … [Read more...]

To the Mother of the Girl Who Called My Daughter Ugly

Your daughter told my five year old she wasn’t beautiful in their ballet class last weekend. However, it didn’t upset my daughter too much because I’ve been preparing her for this day since she was born. When I found out I was having a girl in 2012, I knew the challenges my daughter would face as a black girl. I faced them myself. During my first two years of high school, I was one of very few … [Read more...]