Can Toys Change the Way We Think About Gender Expression?

Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll. Announced in September, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls don’t clearly identify as either a boy or a girl. The dolls come with a variety of wardrobe options and can be dressed in varying lengths of hair and clothing styles.

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Meditation for Kids

Meditation, yoga and other mind strengthening exercises are popping up all over the world and for good reason. Studies show that these exercises help children be more attentive, forge good friendships, induce self-control, teach respect and empathy towards their fellow buddies all while reducing stress, hyperactive behaviour, reducing the symptoms of ADHD and increasing their grades considerably. Providing the kids of the current generation where cyber bullying is on the rise with the tools to fend of negative thoughts and behaviour, enhance self-confidence, focus and treat others and themselves with respect is an offering they will have for the remainder of their lives.

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The Real Independence Day: 7 Resources to Talk with your Kids about Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a celebration that began on June 19th, 1865 when Major General Gordan Granger read General Order Number 3 to the people of Texas declaring that all black slaves were free. But wait...didn't President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation become official on January 1, 1863? Well, you're right. There are many theories about the delay but one thing is for sure, it took 2 1/2 years to officially reach Texas.

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Top 8 Benefits Of Coloring Pages For Your Kids

Coloring pages involve a simple activity that offers lifelong benefits for your kids. As a matter of fact, this simple activity is good for the development of your kids. In fact, coloring sheets or books provide educational tools that help prepare preschoolers. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few major benefits of this activity. Read on to know more. 1. Handwriting Improvement Kids need good hand strength so that they can use a pencil properly. This will help them hold the pencil the right way, which is important for better handwriting.

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15 Things Kids Want from Their Parents​

Although they might seem like it, children aren't too complicated. There are very few things that they request of us in their first years; however, these requests are essential in helping them grow up to be kind, respectful additions to society. As parents, there are 15 main things that children will want from you as much as possible. If you can do your best to provide these things to the best of your ability, your child's future will be brighter than ever. Here are the top 15 things kids want from their parents:

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Art Should Be An Everyday Activity.

Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development. Art lends itself to physical development and the enhancement of fine and gross motor skills. For instance, when kids work with play dough, they fine-tune their muscle control in their fingers. All manipulative movements involved in art help develop hand and finger muscles that are needed to properly hold and use a pencil.

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