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Kids Making a Difference: Maria Keller, Founder of Read Indeed

Read Indeed was founded in 2009 by book enthusiast Maria Keller when she was 8 years old. Since its inception, this youth-driven organization has collected and gifted more than 2.6 MILLION books to children in need. Today, the organization is overseen by college student Maria Keller, with her 14-year-old brother, Ryan, now at the helm—collecting […]

How to use Elf on the Shelf to Build Strong Kids

It is a magical time of year, full of family, fun and heart-warming traditions. Unfortunately, in my house, it is also the time of year when my kids start making long lists of things they want (so much for being thankful for what we have).  Furthermore, the message is everywhere around them that they will […]

7 Children’s Books To Build Confidence

Helping our children build confidence is a tricky thing. It’s not something we can teach, in the same way we teach our kids to ride a bike or tie their shoes. It’s something that each person needs to find for themselves, and it’s not something that happens all at once. It builds over time as […]

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 To Build Your Child’s Social Emotional Library

While in college, I remember my professor stressing the importance of building our “internal library.”  I was intrigued by this concept.  I loved the idea of walking around with a database of information and skills that could be drawn from whenever I needed it.  For years, I remembered his wise analogy, whenever I was learning […]