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

children hugging

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

Girl Scouts

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 […]

Made by Raffi: A Children’s Book About Gender Stereotypes and a Boy Who Knits

Raffi in Yarn Shop

By: Amber Leventry Raffi is a schoolboy who doesn’t like rough and rowdy play. He likes calm and quiet; he dresses a bit differently than the other boys; he feels different. Like most kids, Raffi isn’t sure what that means, but then he finds his passion when a teacher teaches him how to knit. Raffi […]

What It Means To Our 10 Year Old To Be Transgender

Transgender 10 year old

By Lisa Keating Six months ago, our ten year old began to identify as transgender. This after spending years trying to explain it and find a way to fit in at school and society at large. I’ve written extensively on this process and our experiences, as a family with the intention to give a voice […]

Self-esteem and the Dreaded Piano

self-esteem in kids

By: Shannon Ralph “I’ll never be good enough,” Sophie says as she frowns at the musical notes on the page. “I’m just stupid.” These are words that can cut straight to the heart of any parent. Words that feel like a punch in the stomach, and can instantly take your breath away. No parent wants […]

Book Review: ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Brand-New Edition

Heather Has Two Mommies- New Edition

By Brandy Black My wife and I have written before about our love of the book Heather Has Two Mommies, so we were more than excited to receive an advance copy of the brand-new, hardcover edition of this modern classic! Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets. She also […]

Pie Fight!

Playing in the snow with kids

By Jillian Lauren I smashed my iPhone and I’m up in the mountains. Gah! Anyway, hello from Big Bear, where it is actually cold and there is actual white stuff on the ground! As we wound up the mountain road and the first dirty, slushy patches of snow appeared, Tariku screamed like he had won […]

NOON Year’s Eve With Kids

Noon Year's Eve at Kidspace

By Brandy Black Once I became a parent, New Year’s Eve was never quite the same.  I have certainly tried to find special ways to show our children what ringing in the new year is all about. I’ve planned special dinners so the kids could feel grown-up. I’ve assembled slide shows of prior years’ special moments. We’ve toasted […]

35 0f the Best Kids’ Holiday Gifts on Etsy $25 and Under

Tooth Fairy Pillow

By: Shannon Ralph It’s that time of the year again. Halloween is officially over. Hence, the Christmas season is upon us. We all know—thanks to Target and Gap and any of the other numerous retailers that are already playing holiday commercials on my television—that the Christmas season officially kicks off at 12:01 A.M. on November […]