Parenting

5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Celebrate Differences

Children are curious and often have questions when they encounter people that are different from them, whether it be race, age, ability, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or appearance, just to name a few. But while their questions can be embarrassing at times, it’s important to answer those questions and talk about their curiosity.

Here are five ways you can start these difficult conversations and teach kids to accept others and celebrate their differences. Read more ›

Why & How to Talk to Young Kids About Race [video]

Contrary to the common belief that young children “don’t see race,” a mountain of research evidence confirms that racial awareness starts early. We know that within a few months of birth, babies prefer own-race faces, and that by roughly age 3 kids start to form judgments about others based on racial differences. And by kindergarten, kids perceive that different racial groups have different social status. Read more ›

How to Talk to Kids About Race and Cultural Diversity

Here’s the beautiful thing about kids—most are born with a natural sense of justice and fairness. Unless they are taught to be hurtful and cruel, most children know that it is wrong to attack others either physically or with words.

As a parent or caregiver, it is important for you to nurture this natural love of people. Here are some things to keep in mind as you talk to your child about the value of differences. Read more ›

How to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Your Child’s Life

Talking openly and positively about differences can help children better understand themselves and those around them. Embracing diversity and inclusion empowers kids to engage their world with curiosity, confidence and kindness. Read more ›

Parenting Tips for ADHD: Do’s and Don’ts

Raising a child with ADHD isn’t like traditional childrearing. Normal rule-making and household routines can become almost impossible, depending on the type and severity of your child’s symptoms, so you’ll need to adopt different approaches. It can become frustrating to cope with some of the behaviors which result from your child’s ADHD, but there are ways to make life easier. Read more ›

ADHD 101 – Why Kids With ADHD Need Different Parenting Strategies [video]

The “usual” parenting strategies are often less effective for children with ADHD.  In this video Erin Gonzales, PhD, a psychologist from the PEARL Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital, discusses common challenges and changes parents and caregivers can make to help a child with ADHD stay engaged and set them up for success. Read more ›

How to Care for Your Kids — by First Caring for Yourself

In this NPR interview, mindfulness expert and psychologist Susan Pollak discusses letting of constant self-judgment and treating yourself with the same kindness and caring you strive to offer your kids. Read more ›

Helping to Manage a Child’s Emotions

Emotional regulation is the ability to control our emotional state so that it matches the situation at-hand. It is not something we are born knowing how to do, but rather we learn over time. How can we teach our kids to respond to various situations appropriately, even if it means behaving on the outside differently than they are feeling on the inside? Read more ›

Teaching Your Child to Stay Calm Sets Them Up for Success

There’s a lot going on in a little kid’s world. New experiences can bring up all kinds of emotions, and even tantrums. But that’s okay. By giving your child the skills they need to manage their feelings, you’ll help them now and down the road. Read more ›

Digital Tools for Mental Health

High-quality digital resources can play a part in improving and maintaining mental and emotional health. Some are meant to be used independently, and others can be a valuable complement to professional care.

The following tools have been curated by experts from the Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services at CHC. Read more ›

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