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    A Simple Equation to Help Kids Love Math

    A Simple Equation to Help Kids Love Math

    Math anxiety is real for kids and adults. But parents can help. The solution goes beyond equations and textbooks.

    • 23 min
    How To Make Sure Your Child Learns This School Year

    How To Make Sure Your Child Learns This School Year

    This school year, families with children are in a serious bind. Whether you're looking for options for childcare or need resources to keep your kid entertained, this episode will walk through some ideas to think about.

    • 15 min
    How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time

    How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time

    Some parents think the best way to manage a child's screen time is to set hard limits. But those rules are particularly difficult to keep during a pandemic, when screens are a lifeline for all of us. So what should the rules be? Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, coauthors of Parenting For A Digital Future, explain why being too strict about screen time might not be the best strategy for your kids — or the whole family.

    • 15 min
    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

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