Is your child resilient?
Resilience is a skill that serves kids throughout their lives. Robin Stern of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence explains how parents can foster this quality in their child.
How to help tweens with body image issues
Many children as young as 9 and 10 start feeling dissatisfied with their bodies. Here’s how parents can help kids cope with these feelings and build a positive self-image.
Like a Sponge podcast: School culture makeover
What happens when a high school realizes that their strict behavior rules are doing more harm than good? One Massachusetts charter school revamped their school culture one relationship at a time.
How culturally responsive teaching prepares students for true success
Many schools have discovered that valuing traditionally underserved students' cultural and individual identities contributes to their long-term success.
Explaining academic rigor — and why it's so important for your child
Long misunderstood, rigor teaches children an invaluable, lifelong skill: how to think deeply and solve problems.
Culturally responsive teaching is… good teaching
From helping kids relate to their schoolwork to limiting bias, learn more about culturally responsive teaching.
Stressful times are an opportunity to teach children resilience
Chronic stress in childhood can have lifelong effects. But the antidote may be teaching kids how to be resilient and cope with adversity.
Your child's life in the time of coronavirus
What is life in the time of coronavirus like for your child? Here's year-by-year insight into how to support your child emotionally during this strange time.
Your kindergartner's life in the time of coronavirus
The first year of elementary school is naturally tumultuous, even without a pandemic. Here's how to emotionally support your kindergartner.
Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader's life in the time of coronavirus
Elementary school students have an outsized enthusiasm that can't be contained within four walls.
Your 5th grader's life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures and quarantine mean for your 5th grader? A big let down after finally making it to the top in elementary school.
Your 12th grader's life in the time of coronavirus
School closure means no closure for millions of 12th graders looking forward to end-of-year activities and high school graduation.
Your 8th grader's life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures and quarantine mean for your 8th grader? A sense of loss and a need for empathy, support, and some parental social distancing.
8 expert tips for coping with kindergarten fears
Teaching your child how to handle her fears will help her learn confidence and resilience.
How to help your child be good at math (even if you’re not)
You don’t have to be confident in your own math ability in order to help your child excel.
Helping a kindergartner who's learning English build the self-confidence to speak in class
Here are four ways parents can help their kids build the confidence needed to participate in class — even though they’re still learning English.