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Ccommunication tended to be one-sided and used fear. Prostock-studio/Shutterstock

Let’s not talk about sex: insights into how Kenyan parents talk to their teens

Equipping parents with the right information on what to talk about, and how to talk about it, is a key step in addressing challenges to sexual health.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents need support now more than ever — including via universal parental support programs. (Ketus Subiyanto/Pexels)

To build back better after COVID-19, we must support parents

Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
A stable residence on campus can help college students who are parents complete their degrees. SDI Productions/Getty Images

Student housing is scarce for college students who have kids

More than 1 in 5 college students are parents, and many struggle to find on-campus housing. Colleges offering a stable place to live on campus can help them succeed.
It’s a … fire! Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; photo by milorad kravic/iStock via Getty Images

Why gender reveals have spiraled out of control

Increasingly outlandish gender reveal parties align perfectly with the values of an economy that's always scrolling for the next best thing.
Parents can use coping-focused language that emphasizes the active role that children and adults are taking together to promote things going well.

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Parents can help children feel optimistic by listening to and validating their worries, teaching them coping strategies, reviewing safety protocols and supporting them when they face difficulties.

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