Dan Scott has extensively researched the power of story. In this episode, he talks with Kristen Ivy about how kids are wired to use stories, even fictional stories, to help them process the world around them, to learn empathy, and to gain perspective. Parents can use stories to teach important life principles and start meaningful conversations.

Dan Scott has extensively researched the power of story. In this episode, he talks with Kristen Ivy about how kids are wired to use stories, even fictional stories, to help them process the world around them, to learn empathy, and to gain perspective. Parents can use stories to teach important life principles and start meaningful conversations.

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The Question Your Elementary Child is Asking

The Question Your Elementary Child is Asking

Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your child, everything changes. And then you have to get re-acquainted and figure out a new way to parent. It might be helpful to know that every kid at every phase is asking a unique and fundamental question. How you answer that question for your child will communicate the one thing they need most: Love.

What to Expect in Ninth Grade

What to Expect in Ninth Grade

When your high-schooler was in middle school, there’s a good chance their biggest motivator was acceptance. They moved in a herd, made decisions as a group, and desperately wanted to fit in. While some of that is still true, your high-schooler is changing and before long, his or her biggest motivator will be something new, something that may make you a little nervous, something you may even be tempted to resist: Freedom.

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

Preteens are feeling caught in their schedule, their access to culture, and the pressure to succeed. And the expectations placed on them are often too unrealistic for them to handle. As preteens figure out how to navigate these expectations, they face unprecedented anxiety. We can help them discover how to find courage to face those expectations and come out stronger on the other side.

Technology and Kids: Facing Your Fears

Technology and Kids: Facing Your Fears

It’s easier than ever for kids to venture into great things and questionable things online. Character keeps us and them moving toward what’s good and avoiding what’s bad.

But, how do we teach kids the character needed to handle technology in a responsible way? Keep reading to learn how you can help your child navigate technology in a healthy way.