Whether you’re writing an email or a novel, it’s vital these days to understand the craft of telling a story and telling it well. For kids, writing well helps not only at school but with many off-the-page skills, from confidence to creative problem-solving.
While there's plenty of data revealing how pricey childcare can be, there's never been a way to calculate exactly how much potential income parents stand to lose over a lifetime if they choose to leave the workforce. Until now.
You’ve heard it before: Parents should set limits on how much time their kids spend in front of screens. But what looks like harmless fun could be dangerous. A recently published study found that 18 percent of 9 to 10 year olds who spent more than 3 hours a day on screens could be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Predictions for a planet affected by climate change can sound like they're ripped from a doomsday novel: Stronger hurricanes, intense heat waves, rising sea levels and the disappearance of ice in the Arctic.
More than one in 10 American children spend more than half their childhood in poverty — that’s a whopping nine million kids. Most of these children, the majority of whom are African American, are trapped in a cycle of deprivation: As young adults, they’re unlikely to be in school or working, and their children will likely follow a similar path. But a small percentage manage to escape their circumstances and become economically successful.