How Starbucks is helping thousands of women get pregnant

If you or someone you know is struggling with infertility, you’re not alone. Roughly 19% of women in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying and about 26% of women have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read more

4 ‘extreme’ things they did differently

Entrepreneurs, in my mind, aren’t just founders of for-profit businesses. It’s anyone who comes up with an idea and turns it into something real, who translates a passion into a project. As the mom of two entrepreneurial sons, I’ve found that of all the parenting advice out there, the most important ones are about teaching … Read more

Want to raise resilient kids? Develop their brains with ‘nurturing routines,’ says parenting expert—here’s how

Resilience is the ability to face a challenge and come out the other side with some measure of growth and success, and there has never been a more important time for parents to help their kids build it. As a physician who studies early brain development, I’ve found one surprising factor that contributes to increased … Read more

How to raise kids with healthy self-esteem, according to a therapist

Low self-esteem can affect every aspect in a child’s life. It can also manifest in a variety of ways. Some indicators of low self-esteem include struggling to tolerate negative emotions, says Irina Gorelik, a child psychologist at Williamsburg Therapy Group, or shying away from taking credit for certain actions. A child might also be challenge-averse … Read more

I raised 2 successful CEOs and a doctor—here’s the parenting style I never used on my kids

Parenting is challenging, especially in today’s post-pandemic world. It certainly wasn’t easy raising my own three daughters. I don’t claim all the credit for their successes, but all three grew up to be highly accomplished people. Susan is the CEO of YouTube, Janet is a doctor, and Anne is the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe. … Read more

I talked to 70 parents of highly successful adults—here are 4 phrases they never said to their kids

Wouldn’t it be nice if your kid grew up to become an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs, in my view, are not just founders of for-profit businesses. They are resilient, hard-working people who start something, who come up with ideas and bring them to life, and who turn passion into projects. As research for my book, “Raising an … Read more

Parents who do these 3 ‘harmful’ things are more likely to raise narcissistic kids, says neuroscientist

As a neuroscientist who studies narcissistic personality disorder, I’ve found that a child’s family dynamic is one of the most significant predictors of narcissistic tendencies, including superiority, grandiosity, entitlement and lack of empathy, in adulthood. To be clear, children and teenagers are naturally more selfish, not narcissistic, because their minds are still developing. So it’s … Read more

Kids as young as 9 are at risk for eating disorders. How parents talk about food matters

Eating disorders already affect 28 million Americans—those aged 12 through 25 make up 95% of cases. A new study, published this week in YAMA Pediatrics, shows how those even younger than 10 are affected by eating disorders. The research studied roughly 12,000 nine and ten-year-olds between 2016 and 2018 and found that 5% took part … Read more

Parents who raise compassionate, self-aware kids do 4 things when talking about race: Parenting expert

Many parents do not realize that kids recognize race at a very young age. In fact, research shows that at six months, they notice racial differences; preschoolers demonstrate “in-group” bias when picking playmates; and by grade school, children recognize the inequity of power in skin color. Raising children who are aware of social justice issues … Read more

Racial justice organizations ask Congress to reinstate child tax credit

A demonstration organized by the ParentsTogether Foundation in support of the child tax credit portion of the Build Back Better bill outside the US Capitol on Dec. 13, 2021. Sarah Silbiger / Bloomberg via Getty Images How the child tax credit helped families The child tax credit was enhanced as part of President Joe Biden’s … Read more