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How to Talk to Kids About Race: Ages 3 to 8

The topic of race is too often reduced to encouraging our children to ignore the racial differences around them, with the idea that this will result in creating a “colorblind” child who is more inclusive in her ability to see beyond color. This approach is inadequate and does not promote inclusivity. The following is a developmental guide to talking about race for ages three to eight.

Things to Do in Casablanca, Morocco with Kids

When I first moved to Casablanca with my 8 and 10 year olds, I had no idea what to do with them or where to go. The city just...

An Islamic Perspective on Childrearing and Discipline

Thanks to a small number of Muslims and large chunks of the mainstream media, Islam has gained a reputation for severity and harshness. When it comes to the way we raise our children this can often be true, but usually due to our cultural backgrounds more than our faith.

How to Make a Pinata (according to my six-year-old)

Jasmin only just turned six but suddenly has the ability to do entire craft projects on her, from conceptualization to set up and actualization. Tonight she decided to just "make a pinata" after dinner. First, she assembled her materials: balloons, newspaper, a bowl, glue and water. She cut strips of newspaper, added the glue to the water and then started pasting the strips on the blown-up balloon.

Chirashizushi Recipe

All the flavor of sushi, with half the effort. A favorite with my children!

How to Reinforce the Minority Language at Home

Early on, I read quite a bit about language acquisition and discovered that children need interactive language exposure in order to learn a language. This means that sitting your...