Don't fight, we tell the kids. Speak respectfully and play fair. Yet the very people vying to lead our nation can’t seem to follow these elementary instructions. Our lessons are drowned out by their mudslinging. This week we're offering some strategies to turn this hyper-political climate into a learning opportunity.
The right book can do more than transport and entertain its readers. Powerful stories spark empathy for people we've never met. They inspire us to take action, to right injustices, or even simply to reach out to those around us. So how do you inspire your older child to put down the latest goofy series or dystopian saga and pick up a book full of big ideas?
For the past eight years, my family has delighted in all things Valentine. Well not all things. We've celebrated with intentional, personal, big-hearted traditions that make February full of heart, community, and life.