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    Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It

    Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It

    American parents often feel like event planners for their kids. There's a pressure to make sure kids are entertained and content every minute of the day. NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff says kids can be trained to occupy themselves.

    • 12 min
    Discussing 'The Talk'

    Discussing 'The Talk'

    It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders talks with his colleague Kenya Young, executive producer of Morning Edition and mother of three boys about "the talk" — The series of conversations black parents have with their kids, particularly their sons, about how to deal with police encounters.

    • 20 min
    How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

    How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

    NPR's Michel Martin talks with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially charged events — and how to keep the conversation going. If you're a white (or nonblack) parent, don't wait for your kids to bring up the topic of race to start the discussion, says Harvey.

    • 10 min
    Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death

    Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death

    Whether it's a family pet or a loved one, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. This episode, we revisit the Mr. Hooper episode of Sesame Street, which provides a master class in talking about death and grief with young children.

    • 23 min
    Decision Day Is Almost Here. Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

    Decision Day Is Almost Here. Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

    While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time? Education reporter Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial aid, changing plans and thinking through a gap year.

    • 16 min
    When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic

    When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic

    Many parents are struggling right now — juggling kids at home 24/7 and coping with their own losses. In this episode, Rosemarie Truglio, a developmental psychologist and senior vice president of curriculum and content at Sesame Workshop, offers helpful pandemic parenting tips.

    • 17 min

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