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Claire Trageser

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Claire Trageser is a journalist who contributes to a variety of outlets, including Parents Magazine, Marie Claire, Runner’s World and NPR. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and now lives in San Diego, where she works for the NPR affiliate KPBS. After her son was born three years ago, Claire began thinking and writing more about education and parenting issues. In her very limited free time, Claire goes running and walks her dog.

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How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change

As our planet gets hotter, weather patterns grow more severe, sea levels rise and wildfires become bigger and more frequent, answering children’s questions about the future can be a daunting task. Kids know that the world is changing, and understandably have fears about what life will be like. So, what can parents do?
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'I Want It Now!': How to Talk to Kids About Being Patient for COVID-19 Vaccines

How do parents and caregivers explain that getting all of us vaccinated will take time? Two experts share their tips on managing vaccine impatience and fear in kids.
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Expert Tips on How to Help Kids Reengage with Each Other in a Post-Pandemic World

Millions of kids who have been out of school during the COVID-19 pandemic will need to reengage with other kids when we start to see more of each other. How challenging will that reintegration be for them and how can caregivers help? A few experts have answers.
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How Important is Friendship at 3-4 Years Old?

With COVID-19, many parents worry their kids are missing out on the development of critical friendship skills at a young age, but experts say there are things families can do at home.
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How Home Day Care Providers Are Coping During the Pandemic

Having to make cute handmade masks for children is just one of the many ways home child care providers have been forced to pivot.
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Embrace the Great Indoors with These Fun, Free Kids Activities

From poking at Oobleck to sending snail mail, there are loads of ways to have fun while we're stuck at home.
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Alternative Ways for Kids to Connect with Loved Ones Over the Holidays

We may not be able to celebrate like we usually do this year, but that doesn’t mean that the holidays are canceled. Far from it! From making special video calls to sending treats in the mail, there are lots of options for connecting with family in different ways. Here are a few ideas from experts.
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Ask the Expert: How Do I Manage My Kids’ Holiday Expectations this Year?

How can grown-ups explain to kids how different this holiday season will be? We asked two child psychologists for their tips on how to manage expectations. The major takeaway? Be honest and fair to yourself.
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Celebrate Children's Day by Honoring Other Cultures and Promoting Advocacy

World Children’s Day is Nov. 20 but did you know it's celebrated on different days around the world? Get a taste of other countries' cultures by taking a look at how they celebrate and learn how your little ones can make a positive impact in the lives of other children worldwide.
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