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

These key steps can help women close the retirement savings gap

moodboard | Image Source | Getty Images Women face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retirement planning. Unfortunately, research shows female workers are coming up short compared to their male counterparts. The good news is there is room for women workers to take steps now to improve their prospects for better-quality retirement, … Read more

Successful parents do these 3 things with their kids to ‘build their brains,’ says pediatric surgeon

Early childhood is a time of rapid development in the brain. In fact, 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before the age of five – and a large part of it is dependent on their language environment. That’s why frequent, rich “serve-and-return” interactions are critical for brain and social development. Nurturing activities – talking, … Read more

Social Security may have underpaid students by about $59.5 million

Kevin Dodge | The Image Bank | Getty Images About 14,470 students may have been underpaid $ 59.5 million in Social Security benefits, according to estimates from the Social Security Office of the Inspector General in a recent audit. The organization, which provides independent oversight of the Social Security Administration’s programs and operations, conducted an … Read more

How one non-profit is helping single moms disrupt the cycle of poverty

Nirat | Istock | Getty Images It’s no secret the Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on millions of moms. Trying to juggle work amid ongoing child care uncertainties has left many mothers frustrated into the third year of the pandemic. While tough choices between work and parenting were a shock for middle- and upper-income women, … Read more

These 7 skills separate successful kids from ‘those who struggle’: Psychologist and parenting expert

When I began my career teaching at-risk children, most of my students lived in poverty, suffered abuse, or were challenged by learning, emotional or physical disabilities. I wanted to find ways to help them succeed. As an educational psychologist, I learned a very important lesson: Thrivers are made, not born. Children need safe, loving and … Read more

How parents can help highly sensitive kids thrive

According to psychologist Elaine Aron, between around 15% and 20% of the population could be identified as highly sensitive. Catherine Falls Commercial | Moment | Getty Images Parents may be worried about the challenges that their child will face if they’s highly sensitive, but psychologists say that in the right environment kids that possess this … Read more

Who is eligible for $1,400 stimulus checks with their 2021 tax returns

The Good Brigade | Digitalvision | Getty Images Who was eligible for a third stimulus check Under the terms, individuals could receive up to $ 1,400 through the third stimulus checks. Couples who file jointly could get up to $ 2,800. Additionally, eligible dependents could also receive $ 1,400. To qualify, you had to be … Read more

Parents who raise resilient, socially intelligent kids do 5 things during ‘hard times’

We all want to raise resilient, confident and socially intelligent kids. As a psychologist who specializes in adolescent development, I’ve found that the key is for parents to provide reassurance starting at a young age. Kids, especially teens and tweens, sometimes need validation that what they are thinking and feeling is normal and okay. In … Read more