Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, many parents have already faced a major challenge: homeschooling their children while working full-time. As back-to-school season starts gearing up, many parents are getting updates from their school districts on what classes may look like this fall. But what if you’re a parent who also teaches in a classroom? Those
Tom Werner via Getty Images“EQ” might be the most important skill parents can help teach their children. Our kids have had an exceptionally bad hand dealt to them the past few months. They’ve been separated from their entire social structure, their classrooms and all sense of normalcy. And parents have certainly struggled (to put it
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, my husband and I took our exactly 1-month-old twins to the doctor for a routine checkup. It was a happy visit. While adding twins to our family had been exhausting and chaotic, I felt like we were managing OK, mainly because we had an abundance of family and community support.
You’re not just imagining it! Coronavirus has led more kids to ask about tough topics like death and loneliness. Here’s the best way to address them, according to experts. Why do people have to die? Are mistakes always bad? Can you be happy and sad at the same time? Kids often ask questions like these
In June 2018, Carrie Seaton* was paying close to $2,500 a month in child care for her two kids. She and her husband faced a one-and-a-half-hour commute to and from work each day from Mission, BC, to Vancouver, and both had jobs at which late-night meetings were often scheduled at the last minute. They were
It’s very hard to be in the same house with my husband, but I just keep looking at my kids. I make $150,000 a year, but my husband has me on a monthly allowance: $400 a month to spend on myself. If, say, I go $60 over, I start the next month $60 in the
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Michelle McIvor can’t remember a time when she wasn’t playmates or friends with her brother. Growing up in Edmonton, the siblings, who are three years apart, spent weekends in their backyard jungle gym, played tag in the local park and made up songs together while walking to school. “We were always really close,” says McIvor,
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPostActive listening and learning how to keep a conversation going are improv skills that also apply to your career and life. This past Sunday morning, I broke two of my weekend habits: I was awake and dressed before noon and I was talking about work. Six other women also chose to spend the
Tamilisa Miner via Getty ImagesGetting kids to wear masks can be a struggle. Paying close attention to fit and comfort can help. When it comes to mask-wearing, parents generally say their kids fall into one of two groups: the my-kid-wears-one-without-much-complaint set, or the my-kid-absolutely-refuses contingent. But what if there is a third option — the
“His life will be so different from mine, but I can’t help but worry. Until every country in the world allows gay marriage and gives everyone equal rights, I will always be scared.” Growing up, most of my friends were girls, and this is still true today. My best friend, Debbie, is a girl I
Too many children continue to not see themselves in the products they play with and read on a daily basis. So Black-owned businesses ― among them, an independent bookstore and a tableware company ― have sprung up in recent years to help better serve Black kids and their families. HuffPost Parents has compiled a few
“I know that if anyone were to challenge any of my coupled queer friends’ abilities to parent, I’d be the first to defend them. So why won’t I do the same for myself?” Photo: Courtesy of Tara-Michelle Ziniuk When I decided to become a single-mom-by-choice more than five years ago, I thought long and hard
Westend61 via Getty ImagesMany white parents avoid talking about race, but that silence conveys privilege. As issues of police brutality and systemic racism dominate the national conversation, many parents are trying to better instill anti-racist values in their children. But tackling issues of race with kids requires discussion of another major aspect of racism: privilege.