New York State Makes Mental Health Classes Mandatory for Kids

The new mandate is intended to help students learn more about mental and emotional wellness, as well as helping them understand when and how to seek help for themselves and others. With around 13% of children ages 8-15 and 21% of teenagers ages 13-18 experiencing a severe mental health disorder, and only a little over half of those children receiving mental health services, this is incredibly necessary.  Read More

Viral Video Showing Children Making Friends Reminds Us How It’s Done

Children have no tact when it comes to engaging people they’re interested in. If they want to know why you’re sitting alone, how much money you make, or any number of super personal questions their little minds can come up with, they’re just going to ask. No apologies. That’s what makes this video so pure. Read More

Bus Driver Braids 11-Year-Old’s Hair Every Morning, and the Reason is Heartbreaking

The styles started out simple, one french braid or two. They’ve slowly evolved, and every day Isabella comes to Tracy with a new request, sometimes including fun clips or flowers. Tracy gladly obliges- so much so that several young girls now receive their own personalized hair ‘dos every morning before they walk through the front doors of their school. Read More

Interview With Miranda Mittleman, Author of PAWS and THINK!®

PAWS and THINK

PAWS and THINK! author Miranda Mittleman sat down with us to tell us all about Weaver, her four-legged friend who inspired her children’s series, the inspiration behind her books, and the good she is doing in her community as she shares her adventurous stories and lessons. Read More

Pregnant Mother of Toddler Breaks Down at Airport and Half a Dozen Women Come to Her Rescue

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” … we knelt down and formed a circle around them,” Dunnington says. “I sang ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ to the little boy … one woman had an orange that she peeled, one woman had a little toy in her bag that she let the toddler play with, another woman gave the mom a bottle of water. Someone else helped the mom get the kid’s sippy cup out of her bag and give it to him.” Read More