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A Mom Builds a Toy Company for Infants

When Zahra Kassam gave birth to her son, she discovered a glaring gap in education for kids under age 3, so she created an education toy company to meet the need.
September 20, 2019

Kiki Chen Builds a Future for Kids

The Kids Elite founder creates a thriving after-school program in Alameda with a STEAM emphasis.
September 17, 2019

What’s a Middle School Parent to Do?

My best friend recently joined a group of middle school parents, all of whom vowed to curb their sixth-graders’ use of social media by promising not to give them smartphones until they are in eighth grade.
September 03, 2019

Child Care Could Get Easier for California Families

Legislation from State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would allow larger day care centers to forego costly permits and business licenses.
June 06, 2019

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Urges Parents to Discuss Race

Cal psychologist Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton has a prescription for race relations discussions: Make friends that are outside your homogeneous circle.
April 15, 2019

Keep Kids’ Birthday Parties Simple

Children’s birthday parties can be fun and memorable without costing a fortune.
August 29, 2018

Marking Your Baby’s Milestones

Don’t fret if you’re child isn’t walking or talking like his or her peers. Each young one has a unique pace for reaching developmental stages.
May 17, 2018

Fun First, Learning Second

STEM educational camps offer summer school without pressure — no homework, no tests.
March 27, 2018

Teens Shoulder Responsibility

Counselors-in-training programs teach leadership, patience, and hard work.
March 26, 2018

Teens Head Off the Grid

They put down their phones and pick up backpacks.
March 26, 2018