Raising Boys in a Culture of Toxic Masculinity

By now we have all seen the Gillette ad addressing toxic masculinity. Kudos to them for thrusting this important conversation into the spotlight. If we want to put an end to sexual harassment and truly embrace gender equality we need to get rid of  outdated gender stereotypes. The notion that boys are supposed to be strong […]

Looking Beyond STEM: Kids with Emotional Intelligence Will Lead the Future

Looking Beyond STEM: Kids with Emotional Intelligence Will Lead the Future In recent weeks, there have been a number of high-profile articles floating around social media urging us to look beyond STEM skills when considering how best to prepare our kids for the world they will face in the future. Google came out with a […]

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Sons Express Emotions and Redefine Masculinity

The tragedy in Florida has the whole nation asking, “How we can prevent this from happening again?” Aside from the obvious conversation that needs to take place about regulating guns, there is another much more difficult, not as easy to solve, conversation about helping kids (and adults) feel like they have options outside of gun […]

How Grit Inspired The Wonder Crate Mission

We are big fans of Angela Duckworth’s book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.  If you haven’t read it yet, we encourage you to.  We were so inspired by her work that we KNEW her findings were critical to the next generation of children.  We felt compelled (and obligated) to teach the skills and […]

Wonder Crate Q&A With Best Selling Author Bob Sornson

Why is it so important for young children to develop empathy? Empathy is the foundation for all social-emotional intelligence.  It is the foundation upon which all social skills are developed. If you are unable to notice the feelings, behaviors, and situational responses of others, you have no way to “read” people, and determine what might […]