Brian McGivern

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Cracked Log Lamps by Duncan Meerding | Colossal

<p>Tasmania-based furniture and lighting designer Duncan Meerding highlights the naturally occuring cracks in sustainably sourced logs by inserting …

Surviving as an Introverted Mother

Years ago, I was chatting with my sister-in-law, who had babies at around the same time I did. She was talking about how much she loved her kids. …

Five Practical Tips to Encourage Summer Reading

<i>By Kari Riedel.</i> There are many alarming statistics about the learning loss that occurs when kids leave for summer vacation (aka Summer Slump.)One …

Kids

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

By Amy Joyce<p>, Writer/editor<p>Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to …

6 tips to help your child love reading, even in the summer

When it becomes a challenge to keep children reading over the summer once school is out, parents tend to forget one very important detail: that …

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

We know mindfulness is good for us. Mindfulness allows us to be present in our parenting, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our visceral reactions.<p>Mindfulness is also good for our kids. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve …

Mindfulness