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Gallagher,Mary_hs

Friendships are key to health and happiness at every stage of life. But knowing how to initiate, strengthen and sustain good relationships doesn’t always come naturally. From early childhood on, children often need explicit teaching and guidance to learn how to host a positive play date, share space and toys, and resolve differences. Mary Gallagher,…

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Resh,Evelyn_hs

For many of us parents, it probably is hard to even think about our daughters and sons becoming sexually active. WE may avoid the topic, almost believing that if we don’t talk about it, it won’t happen. But what we say and do even very early in our children’s lives will shape the attitudes, feelings…

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Motherhood&Words_hs2012

This 7th Annual Motherhood and Words Event at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis brings together three leaders in women’s writing about motherhood:  Caroline Grant, editor-in-chief of Literary Mama and co-editor of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family & How We Learn to Eat; Katrina Kenison, best-selling author of The Gift of an…

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Koenig,Melissa_hs

Very young children have a remarkable capacity to learn whatever language (or languages) they hear. But as we get older, we often struggle to learn a new language and may never “speak like a native” (as Marti learned years ago trying to order a beer in Sweden!). Why is that so? And, as parents, what…

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Harman,Suzanne_hs

When a young person has questions about sexual orientation and identity, where can he or she turn for guidance and information? How can that person initiate a conversation with parents and other family members about these questions? And how can the young person stand up against teasing and bullying that are so often a part…

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