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Motherhood & Words 2015 featured authors

Being a mom can evoke the highest and lowest of emotions, sometimes all at once! Each year Minneapolis author and writing teacher Kate Hopper brings writers to Motherhood & Words at The Loft Literary Center to read from their latest works about their lives as mothers. Each year Mom Enough offers the recording of that…

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talking to children about death guest Catherine Urdahl

Talking to children about death or the serious illness of a loved one is challenging. When a parent, grandparent or other loved one is not well, children often experience a wide range of emotions and may express those feelings in ways adults find surprising or even disturbing. How can you help your child make sense…

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Grief is a natural and dynamic response to a major loss and, for people of all ages, it demands time and understanding. But with children, grief doesn’t always look the way we expect. Children sometimes may appear irreverent or disrespectful – or they may be unbearably sad one minute and dashing out to play with…

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on our minds

Children of all ages may experience fear and anxiety when they hear about an event like this. Young children, who lack a sense of distance, may feel that this is happening where they live, so their fear may be very immediate. Older children may feel a strong sense of identity with the victims, evoking strong feelings…

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One of the most important areas of learning in today’s world — and a key to later success in work and life — is science. Children are born curious and eager to learn, and their love of science can be ignited long before they enter formal schooling. This week Marty Watson, director of the innovative…

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