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New Kids’ Picture Book and Video on Gender Identity

Who Are You?

In light of the Trump administration’s decision yesterday to rescind guidance that protected transgender students, I felt it was especially important to share a great new resource for kids (and their grown-ups) about gender identity.

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A Day of Love


Love may not be all we need, John Lennon notwithstanding, but it’s a start. My own spouse is overseas on business today, but as this is the 24th Valentine’s Day we’ve spent together, we both know that our love transcends a single day. Love, in fact, transcends a whole lot.

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Six Ideas for Snow Day Fun

Snowy Backyard

It’s a snow day here, and even though my 13-year-old son is old enough to pretty much amuse himself, I still think fondly of those times when I had to come up with entertainment ideas. I still sometimes try them out on him, because one never knows. Here are some faves.

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Children’s Books on Immigration, Refugees, and Resistance

My Night in the Planetarium

Looking for books to explain to your children some of the issues and stories around immigration, refugees, and the growing resistance movement in the U.S.? Here are some that may help.

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Watch: “Gender Revolution” Extended Trailer

Reminders on a Post-It amongst family photos in the Ford home. (photo credit: National Geographic/Jeremy Simmons)

This Monday is the television premiere of Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, and I highly recommend it to everyone. The documentary blends both personal stories and scientific knowledge to present a textured and understanding look at gender and what it means to be intersex or transgender. Here’s a sneak peek.

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