Helping Babies Entertain Themselves Screen-Free

Marketers position screen devices as the only option for keeping a baby stimulated while overstressed parents get much needed down-time. Parents, already under pressure to constantly entertain babies, are seeking ways to be good nurturers and still get some time to themselves. The good news is that there is a great alternative that promotes healthy development and gives parents time for a breather— encouraging screen-free independent play.

Her Next Chapter: How Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, Girl Gossip, and So Much More

Much has been written about how difficult commercialized culture is on girls growing up today. Sexualization and impossible body aspirations are just a few of the destructive values and behaviors marketed to young girls on a daily basis. Her Next Chapter suggests parent-child book clubs as a unique tool for moms trying to help their daughters navigate the difficult transition from little girl to young woman. Such book clubs are a great way to encourage bonding but they also provide a springboard for talking freely about issues and concerns facing girls today.