PARENTING

Early in my career, I was a fact checker and copy editor at FitPregnancy magazine and a managing editor at Mom & Baby magazine. I'm well-versed in reading primary-sourced medical studies and interviewing health and science experts. I'm currently a frequent contributor to National Geographic Family (natgeofam.com).

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Omicron has meant even more adjustments for kids. Here’s how parents can help.

We’ve all heard how resilient kids have been throughout the pandemic. But 2022 is all about adaptability—a skill they’ll need later in life.

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When that must-have gift just isn’t going to happen

Some toys are in short supply this holiday season. Here’s how to help children deal with that disappointment.

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Talking to kids about hate crimes

Violence against Asians and Black people are at a record high. Here’s how to explain the issue to children—and what they can do to help.

 
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Masked-up kids may struggle to communicate. Here’s how to help.

These tips from the experts—including a retired FBI agent—will help kids translate facial clues and body language.

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Your kids might now be socially awkward—and they’re not alone

Experts think pandemic isolation has impacted children’s social skills. Here’s how parents can help as their students head back to school.

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Navigating COVID-19 death and loss with your child

As kids begin to socialize again, they might have to face grieving friends. Here’s how to start the conversation with your child.

 
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Laminated hands and car desks: How schools are welcoming kids back

Educators are getting creative as districts prepare for in-person reopenings this spring.

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Kids can get lonely. Here’s why that’s more concerning during the pandemic.

Plus, tools to help children feel less isolated as lockdown continues.

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How do we build tolerance after the election’s discord? Start with kids.

Experts urge focusing on empathy to help bring people back together.