The "Three Jar" Approach to Allowances

The "Three Jar" Approach to Allowances

by Carrie Southworth

“Mommy, how do I make money? You know, to buy stuff.”

Once again, stumped by my 5-year-old daughter, Savannah.

Up until this point, I tried to run our household in a very specific way — my husband compares it to a hippy commune. “We’re all citizens of the house,” I would tell my children. We all had jobs as citizens; we all had to pitch in.

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Moving Day - Talking to Kids About the Transition

Moving Day - Talking to Kids About the Transition

by Twigtale

Is moving day bringing up mixed feelings? We asked two moms and one preschool teacher to tell us about their approach to helping children cope with the transition. Allison Lefrak, consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, Anne, preschool teach for nine years, and Patricia Sasser, dean of students at a Connecticut boarding/day high school provide their insight.

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Talking to Kids About Gender Identity - Part 6

Talking to Kids About Gender Identity - Part 6

by Twigtale

How do you talk to your kids about what it means to be a girl, a boy, or any other identity on the gender spectrum?

Twigtale thinks this conversation is an important one – it is about about personal identity and gender equality. We're asking people whose insight and expertise we admire to add their voice to this discussion. 

 

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Create Your Child's I Am A Girl Story!

Create Your Child's I Am A Girl Story!

by Twigtale

I Am A Girl was scripted by Catherine Connors. It is a story meant to help young girls realize their limitless potential by opening their minds to a world free of traditional stereotypes.  We are partnering with Catherine to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book to She's the First, an organization that helps educate girls in low-income countries around the world. 

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Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

As a parent, I often think I can help my child better than anyone else.  But recently I was reminded that great ideas can come from anyone who loves and cherishes your child.

You see, my 4 year-old daughter Savannah had been having trouble with nightmares.  Nothing too extreme.  Just the occasional middle of the night wake-up, cry-fest.  We would go in, help comfort her, and she'd go back to sleep.

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