Living during a global pandemic is no joke. And the isolation most of us are experiencing is even tougher for tween girls, who take their blossoming social lives very seriously. So it’s no surprise if you’re considering TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat sooner than you’d expected, in order to foster the kind of connection and support kids can only get from friends.More
This painful year has produced some inspiring books full of poetry, adventure, powerful emotion and consoling humour. Oliver Jeffers’s newly released picture book, What We’ll Build (HarperCollins), follows a father and small daughter as they construct both a house to live in and a shared future.More
Do you remember a Dr. Seuss story called The Zax? It’s about two creatures called Zax who meet while walking in opposite directions. The story describes how “It happened that both of them came to a place, where they bumped. There they stood. Foot to foot. Face to face.”More
This year, living through the lockdowns and other restrictions brought on by the pandemic, has involved a huge amount of loss and change for many children. For vulnerable children, including those who have experienced bereavements, who live with mental health difficulties, and those who have had less contact with important people in their lives (especially children in foster care or residential care), this has been a particularly difficult time.More
We all want our children to be happy, curious, intelligent, kind, loving, courageous, honest and fair.
We also really, really want them to be confident in themselves.
A new survey conducted by OnePoll, with Barbie, asked 15,000 parents in 22 countries what key social skill they wanted their children to develop, and 91% emphatically stated it was empathy.More