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What to do about Bullying

Is a seven year old capable of bullying? Yes, indeed. How do we guide our kids that bully and are bullied? Dr. Robyn Silverman shares her valuable insight.

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Teaching Compassion for Disability

Most parents have experienced the awkwardness that can occur when their child asks about a person’s disability right in front of them. Dr. Bettie Youngs shares ways we can teach our children to be compassionate about disability and difference in general.

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What Prop 8 Meant to My Family

The day before Prop 8 passed in California in 2008, blogger Ana Garza found herself at the threshold of a major life decision: to race to the alter or not? On this historic day, Ana reflects on the repercussions the initiative had on her own family and celebrates the possibilities of the future.

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My Girl, Untethered

Abbie’s girl insists on going away to sleepaway camp, but is Mama ready? We know we should embrace our children taking flight, bit it’s not always easy!

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Safety Sense for Parents and Kids

How do we teach our children safety rules without scaring them about the big bad world? Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, leads the way, sharing sensible and learnable tips.

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Kids and Gun Safety

Gun debate meets playdate. If you have concerns about the safety of a house where your kid is playing, read on for sage advice from emergency pediatric physician, Dr. Denise Dowd.

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Why We Created “The Safety Show”

Take a look at some behind-the-scenes snapshots of our latest episode in our award-winning video series, “Ruby’s Studio.” The show is all about how to empower our kids to keep themselves safe. Abbie Schiller, Founder and CEO of The Mother Company, shares her thoughts on why the show was made, and why it’s so important for today’s generation of kids and parents.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Boss of My Body

Video: “Boss of My Body” — You and your kids will want to move to this super catchy beat, that also sends meaningful messages to kids, ecouraging them to take charge of their bodies.