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Raising awesome kids takes help. NPR has science and experts to get you through the toughest parenting moments. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on parenting.

    How to raise a good citizen

    How to raise a good citizen

    Talking to kids about civics is kind of like talking to kids about sex - avoiding the conversation can have some really negative consequences. Here's how to talk to kids about civic participation, from discussing our hard history to taking action. This episode originally aired in November 2022.

    • 22 min
    What to say to kids when the news is scary

    What to say to kids when the news is scary

    The news can be devastating, and tragic events can be incomprehensible for adults — so how do we talk about them with kids? Child development experts offer advice on what parents, teachers and other caregivers can say to help kids process all the scary news out there.

    • 22 min
    How to give mothering the value it deserves

    How to give mothering the value it deserves

    Raising kids is among the most essential work humans do, and yet it's rarely valued as labor. Angela Garbes, author of Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, guides us through a shift in mindset to help give mothering the value it deserves.

    • 19 min
    How working parents can win back some time

    How working parents can win back some time

    Calling all working parents and caregivers! We see you, and we know you don't have much time. Career coach Daisy Dowling shares time management tips to help working parents find sanity and joy.

    • 16 min
    A pediatrician's advice on omicron, daycare and travel for kids under 5

    A pediatrician's advice on omicron, daycare and travel for kids under 5

    Amid the omicron surge, there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly those with kids under 5. In this episode, infectious disease doctor Ibukun Kalu answers listeners' questions on the latest COVID variant, daycare and travel for unvaccinated children.

    • 9 min
    5 Tips For Transferring Colleges

    5 Tips For Transferring Colleges

    Most students who want to transfer colleges, don't. The process can be complicated and confusing and differ from state to state and institution to institution. Despite these hurdles, transferring is a common route to college. So how do you make the process go as smoothly as possible? Start early, stay organized, and find a good fit.

    • 19 min

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