Month: August 2019

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Climate Action: Raffi’s Bold New Songs

Have you ever tried to change the world—really put your heart into it and stayed the course because it simply became part of you? Most of us haven’t. Raffi, however, has done exactly that. Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all-time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), Raffi …

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Teaching Kids How to Protect the Earth

As I write this, the Amazon rainforest is ablaze. That’s a very big problem; there’s every chance that the fires could “accelerate global warming and cause lasting harm to a cradle of biodiversity.” Yet, as much as we hate to admit it, teaching children how to protect the Earth and discussing things like the Amazon …

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Rewarding Children’s Behavior: Should We Be Doing It?

Rewarding children’s behavior — it’s common, but should we be doing it? I was raised in the era of “good jobs” and gold stars; sticker charts and color-coded behavior cards. Many of us grew up with conditional rewards like, “If I do x, then I’ll get y.” Therefore, they became our defaults as we parent …

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