The Pope, Disabled Super Heroes, & a Trans Novel Make Children’s Books News

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By Alex Temblador Within the last week, there have been some major things going on in the children’s book world, especially children’s books that feature modern families. As you might have guessed, this major news had something to do with the Pope, disabled super heroes, and a transgender children’s book. How, you may ask? Since […]

Kids Talk About the Word “Gay” & How It’s Used in School

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By Alex Temblador It’s that time of year—back-to-school time! This week or soon, your children will see friends that they haven’t seen all summer, meet a new teacher, and start learning new subjects like how to read, multiplication, or their state’s history. Beyond learning educational subjects, children learn other things at school through socializing with […]

WATCH: Interview With Transgender Student Stella Keating

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By Brandy Black This is part one of a series of interviews that I will be doing with the adorable 10-year-old Stella Keating who just recently came out as transgender.  She opens up about how she told her parents, how life has changed since she said goodbye to Morgan and became Stella and what she […]

On The Road Again (With Kids)

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by Tanya Ward Goodman According to my daughter, most things are “creepy” or “awkward.” She decided our road trip to New Mexico had the potential to be both. It would be creepy because we would sleep in the mountains where I grew up and it would be awkward because… well, because everything is awkward. (I […]

Kimmel & Zea Prove That Kids Are All Right With Same-Sex Marriage

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One of the most commonly-used arguments against same-sex marriage were children. Anti-gay and anti-marriage equality supporters have said that children deserve “one mother and one father” and that gay marriage will only confuse the children of the world. However, now that marriage equality has come to pass, we’ve seen in the following days, that kids […]

Kid Summer Night’s Dream

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By Brandy Black Summer. Is. HERE. And that means my usual, maniacal dedication to bedtimes and scheduling can take an oh-so-relaxed backseat to long days and warm nights filled with sticky fingers, cartwheels in the grass, cherry popsicle mustaches, and sandy toes.  Outdoor concerts … movies under the stars … beach-y sunsets … picnics under […]

When Do I Try To Curb My Daughter’s Affections?

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By Halina Newberry Grant The boy is her height, but chubby. He has muddy blond hair, a yellow t-shirt with a green dinosaur, denim shorts and dirty feet from running through the sand. He’s watching some older kids tumble down the slide, all shoes and screams and angled joints. She sees him from across the […]

Trans, LGBT Kids Accepted In New Girl Scouts Troop

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A gay pride Girl Scouts troop has opened up in Salt Lake City. The group will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families. “Girl Scouts is all about empowering girls to become leaders who make the world a better place,” Shari Solomon-Kleba, who has helped start troops at shelters and refugee centers, said. “Why not at […]