Tag Archives: Stokke

How to Build Your Village

Powered by RedCircle You can build your village, says Florence Ann Romano. Most of us have heard that “it takes a village” to help children and adults thrive. We also want to know where $%@ the village went! Parenting today — often, far from extended family — can be an isolating experience. You don’t have … Continue reading How to Build Your Village

Talking to Tween & Teen Boys

Powered by RedCircle Jonathon Reed has a lot of experience talking to tween & teen boys.  As a program manager with NextGenMen, a Canadian organization dedicated to changing how the world sees, acts and thinks about masculinity, Reed frequently works with boys in grades 6-8. He says that while boys today are more comfortable wearing … Continue reading Talking to Tween & Teen Boys

Keeping Boys Safe

Powered by RedCircle Keeping boys safe is a top-of-mind concern for parents. For good reason.  Injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 – especially for children.For kids ages 1-14 in the U.S., injuries cause more deaths than the next 10 leading causes of death combined. And guess what?  At every age, … Continue reading Keeping Boys Safe

Loving Someone With Suicidal Thoughts

Powered by RedCircle If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, you can call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for help in the United States. Call 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255). The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, every day. Services are also available en espanol. Suicidal thoughts … Continue reading Loving Someone With Suicidal Thoughts

More Wisdom from Teacher Tom

Powered by RedCircle Kids “haven’t changed at all” during the 20+ years Teacher Tom has been working with young children, he says. Parents have, though. And so has society. There’s an increased concern for safety and academic performance, and a lot of anxiety about kids’ futures. “I think there’s more fear, and more fear of … Continue reading More Wisdom from Teacher Tom

Parental Accommodation & ADHD

Powered by RedCircle Parental accommodation can limit the skill development of kids with (and without) ADHD.  Many boys with ADHD or other executive function challenges struggle despite diagnosis, treatment, and well-intended help — in part because they and their family have received less-than-stellar advice and support. And because loving families often unwittingly accommodate (and reinforce) … Continue reading Parental Accommodation & ADHD