Current Events

Current Events

3 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Homeschooling Your Kids

The recession in 2008 was stressful for my family, but you know what didn’t happen? The recession didn’t say to me: “Guess what? In addition to losing your job and most of the value of your house, you also have to homeschool… Read More

Current Events

How to Find Joy in the Midst of Chaos

Our world is currently experiencing an unprecedented time. The uncertainty and unknowns are causing anxiousness and fear in everyone. [Read more here on how to manage fear during a pandemic.] In the midst of all the questions, it’s incredibly important to focus… Read More

Current Events | Special Topics

Parenting (and Teaching) a Child With Special Needs During COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, I posted a photo of my wife, Jenna, and me with the caption: “Here we are! After 20 years, @jnascott and I have come out of teacher retirement for the Scott Family School of Social Distance Learning!” #covid_19… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Current Events | Family Life

We All Made a Giant Pivot. Now What?

There’s an episode of Friends (I know, my age is showing) where Ross is trying to get a new couch into his apartment and is attempting to carry it up the steps to move it in, and it isn’t going well. As… Read More

Current Events | Family Activities

Top 50 Books For Kids and Teens to Read While Stuck Inside

Thanks to the recent spread of the Coronavirus, we’re spending an unprecedented amount of time indoors, with no foreseeable end in sight. If you’re worried that you’ve already found the end of the internet in an effort to entertain your restless family,… Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

Giving Your Kids Permission to Break the Rules

“Resist much, obey little.”― Walt Whitman It’s really not the advice I thought I would pass to my daughters when I imagined them before they were born. Even so, as I walked the streets of Brooklyn tonight, a grown adult, wife and… Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

The Reality of Fear and What to Do Next

A few days ago, I asked my two boys what they were most afraid of. My youngest, without skipping a beat, told me water buffalos and cobras. My oldest, still only seven, told me, imaginary monsters at night, robbers, America being destroyed,… Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

The news is heartbreaking enough to take in as a parent. Terrorist attacks. Mass killings. Planes blowing up. Beheadings. I know…please just stop right there. Add to that the political chaos that seems to dominate the headlines, climate change, job losses and… Read More

Current Events | Social Life | Widen The Circle

Raising Kids Who Embrace Those Who are Different

“Mommy, what’s wrong with that kid?” Your child just blurted out an earnest question. . . in front of someone who appears to have a disability or simply looks different, somehow. Yikes. As a mother to a child with autism, my son… Read More

Current Events | Fight For The Heart

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism

If you've been paying attention these last few years, you know this: Racism is real. But when it comes to talking to kids about racism, many parents are uncertain about how to talk about it with their kids. And while we want… Read More