Raising a Self-Reliant Child

As parents, we all want our kids to go out into the world confident in their abilities and ready to tackle anything. But our instinct is to help as much as we can—even to the point of helicopter parenting and preventing them from learning resilience. So what are the...

Kids Literacy Tips to Try!

This story was originally published by New Canaan & Daren Moms. Every child development expert we’ve spoken to over the past few weeks, from teachers to pediatricians, has said that keeping kids reading (and reading to younger kids) is one of, if not the...

Parenting A Special Needs Child During Quarantine

Sara Hood has met many challenges over the course of her life. Born into a Sudanese refugee camp, she recovered from a heart attack at age 23 after the birth of her first child, Josiah, with NFL player Ziggy Hood. Now 9, Josiah has autism, and she is a fierce advocate...

Anxiety & School Closures: How to Help Kids

  Recently, we spoke to The Local Moms Network contributor Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, about how to speak to kids about coronavirus. In the few weeks since then, many schools across the country have closed—some with little notice. Parents may be wondering not only how to...

Working Moms & Coronavirus School Closures: How to Deal

If you’re a working mom who already felt constantly pulled between two busy worlds, coronavirus school closures (and adding a “teacher” job to your daily To Dos) can be incredibly overwhelming. We turned to Lauren Smith Brody, the author of The Fifth Trimester: The...

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