How to Talk to Children About Gun Violence

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Recently, our society has endured profound grief and anger over the devasting loss of so many innocent children to senseless gun violence. Since the shooting in Columbine in 1999, it has been reported that more than 300,000 students have experienced school shootings in the course of their day. Over the last twenty years, these heart-wrenching events have increased exponentially. It is important that we remain dedicated to addressing the impact of gun violence on victims and their families. As we take the time to mourn and remember, it is also vital to address the social and emotional impact these events have on the survivors who were in those classrooms and also for the children who were not present but suffered by repeated exposure to such events through the media. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Tammy Fortune and Joanna Jarc Robinson

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For today’s interview, we caught up with author Tammy Fortune and her illustrator/editor Joanna Jarc Robinson to discuss their award-winning book, Alpacas Don’t Get Angry!. In this whimsical social-emotional learning book for kids, Apollo the alpaca has a story to tell about something that made him feel very angry. This entertaining and captivating book is such a good tool for any parent, caretaker, or educator wanting a jumping-off platform to teach children about anger management and how to express their various emotions in an appropriate manner. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Celia Jones

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! Welcome to another installment in our ongoing interview series. We were so excited to sit down with one of our Mom’s Choice Honoree’s, Celia Jones. Celia Jones is the author of the award-winning Halloween picture book, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?! Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? roams the rooms of his home, always with a tear in his eye. Hauntingly drawn, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? displays Celia Jones’ gift for whimsy and detail. If you’re looking for the perfect book to read to your child during this spooky holiday season, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? is a perfect choice! Keep reading to find out more about Celia and her award-winning book, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Niloufar Shafiei

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Mom’s Choice Awards is excited to announce another post in our interview series where we chat with the inventors, designers, publishers, and others behind some of our favorite family-friendly products. Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! We were fortunate enough to speak with Niloufar Shafiei, CEO, idea generator, & app developer for Little Whale Inc. Little Whale Inc. is the company behind the Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s app and accompanying book, Feelu! … Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Joan Ruddiman, EdD

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! Mom’s Choice is always proud to share the accomplishments of our Honorees. In an interview with our multi-Mom’s Choice Award-Winning author Joan Ruddiman, EdD, we get to hear not only about her personal background but also how she came to write her award-winning book, Little Children, BIG Feelings! Read More

Essential Mom Tips to Overcome Anxiety

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Anxiety can become a massive hurdle in your child’s enjoyment. Instead of dismissing their feelings, give them your time. Do not think these feelings will get better with time. Just like other illness requires treatments, anxiety too needs to be treated with useful tips. All your child need is your support and love. Once you apply these tips, observe the positive changes in your child. Be gentle and kind to them. Read More