Talking with Children about Race—Resources for Parents

Books
Parenting and Race
Parenting Skills

By Heidi Emberling, EdD, Director of Parents Place at JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth In this special series about Parenting and Race, we highlight the experience of what it’s like to raise kids of color in our society. The intention is to spark courageous conversations, encourage reflection, and provide guidance and support for talking to kids about race and racism at every age, so we can create more inclusive, tolerant, and socially just communities. My 16-year old daughter was recently tasked with a history assignment about the women’s rights movement of the 1970’s. During our discussion, we talked about… Continue Reading


Posted by Heidi Emberling on June 4, 2020

My Sons’ Lives Matter

Parenting and Race
Parenting Skills
Raising Boys

By Mary Tiamzon-Lee In this special series about Parenting and Race, we highlight the experience of what it’s like to raise kids of color in our society. The intention is to spark courageous conversations, encourage reflection, and provide guidance and support for talking to kids about race and racism at every age, so we can create more inclusive, tolerant, and socially just communities. As a Filipino mother of two African-American boys, I am overwhelmed with difficult and complex emotions about what is happening in our world today. I wonder how much to share with my younger, 13-year-old, son. What information… Continue Reading


Posted by Mary Tiamzon-Lee on

JFCS Joins with Bay Area Interfaith Leaders

Statements

Parents Place, part of JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth, supports families of all backgrounds and faiths. JFCS has issued the following statement in coalition with with the San Francisco Interfaith Council and our network of faith-based organizations. As leaders of diverse faith-based traditions we understand human life to be the greatest and most sacred gift endowed by our Creator. Inherent in that gift is the inalienable right to live freely and not in fear. The May 25, 2020, senseless killing of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, at the knee of a law enforcement official, sworn and entrusted to protect the… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on June 2, 2020

Using your Kitchen as a Classroom—8 Key Ingredients for Purposeful Play in the Kitchen

Nutrition
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Kylie Hunter MOT, OTR/L. We all probably spend at least some time in the kitchen on a daily basis–and this time has most likely increased lately! With summer around the corner, why not use kitchen time to create enjoyable and even educational experiences for the entire family! From science experiments to slime, cake decorating to cooking for others, there are endless opportunities for teachable moments and FUN! Here are 8 ways to use the kitchen for positive learning experiences: Follow a Recipe Together Choose a recipe as a family and follow the step-by-step instructions. Have your child practice sequencing… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on May 29, 2020

Telehealth at Home for Kids

COVID-19
Mental Health
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Beth Berkowitz, PsyD and Deanne Kelly, BS, OTRL. Teletherapy via phone and video has presented us all with opportunities to engage together in news ways. We are fortunate that for many of our kids, and particularly our teens, engaging with people in this way is not completely foreign. As a result, the transition to teletherapy has not been as dauting a task as we might have first imagined. In fact, kids are developing imaginative ways to engage in their therapy. For example, Brenda (name changed for privacy) 7 years old, has been bringing her worries to her therapist by… Continue Reading


Posted by Beth Berkowitz on May 22, 2020

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