Climate change is real, and it’s serious. But parents can point their children to solutions and show them we all have something to contribute, say climate scientists Katharine Hayhoe PhD and Rosimar Rios-Berrios PhD. Here’s how.

Many people believe that if a child doesn’t succeed, it’s the parents’ fault. But it turns out, the science supports a totally different and ultimately empowering message, says child development researcher Dr. Yuko Munakata.

Gaming today is far more social, skillful and beneficial than the video games you grew up with, says coach Cara Lane. So instead of telling your kids to turn the &*%! thing off, ask: “Can I watch you game sometime?”

By not settling for cliches about being color-blind and by talking openly about the roots of racism and its consequences, you can raise informed, empathic individuals.

Losing these ceremonies and rites of passage may seem pretty small in the grand scheme of things, but it’s a big deal for our kids. Here’s how to help them grieve, from parenting expert Christine Carter.

Culture isn’t limited to humans; in animal life on earth, social learning goes on all around us, says ecologist and writer Carl Safina. He shows us how whales, chimpanzees and other creatures share and spread the wisdom of centuries.

Ten voices from the real world of parenthood and childhood — because reality, as we all know, is far more complex and rich than anything on a greeting card.