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Deborah Song

Deborah Song is the founder of travelbyword.com, a cruelty-free company committed to creating travel accessories that help travelers journey with ease, efficiency and elegance. She loves to travel the globe in pursuit of good food, wider life perspectives and great adventure stories with her kids. Deborah is a Canadian-born, mompreneur and Los Angeles-based writer, who obtained her master’s in journalism from New York University. You can find her travel stories at www.blog/travelbyword.com.

Articles by Deborah

Raise the Next Generation of Problem Solvers with More Creative Learning

So if kids are natural learners, why do we expect to walk into a classroom to find a bunch of bored students?

How to Prepare for a Pandemic School Year

No matter which way you slice and dice it, parents are facing formidable challenges as they enter the new school year.

Quality Time May Trump Quantity Time, but Quantity Time Begets Quality Time

If there’s anything this quarantine has showed us, it’s that we can do surprisingly more remotely.

Stay Sane and Create Much-Needed Boundaries with Your Child

Here are some tips to help create much needed boundaries and preserve sanity.

We Can Raise Happier Kids. They Just Need to Stop Thinking About Themselves.

Even young children, research shows, care more about accomplishment than being kind, in part because they believe it’s what their parents care about most.

Kids Value Achievement Above Kindness Because We Do. And it’s Counter-Productive.

Sharing is still caring in today’s day and age. But it seems kids care about sharing second to achievement.

Help Your Child Value Diversity and Celebrate the New Year through a Different Culture

Celebrating different customs is a great way to enhance understanding and tolerance in kids. The United Nations has gone as far as to deem cultural understanding essential to world peace and stability.

DIY STEAM project: Illuminate Art With LED Lights

This innovative project will have your child wearing her artistic and engineering hat all at once.

Why Goals Help Kids Create a Life they Love

If your child seems unmotivated, it could be because your goals for her are supercedeing their own.

Teach the Gift of Tidying Up this Holiday Season

But if we can teach our kids to clean, he’ll learn to have order for a lifetime.

Teaching Gratitude Can Change a Child’s Life. Here are 10 Reasons Why.

As parents, we focus on teaching our kids how to say “thank you” to instill good manners. But teaching our kids gratitude has much more far-reaching repercussions than good manners, science shows.

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Child? Research Seems to Suggest It’s Time to Stop Feeling Guilty.

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Child? Research Seems to Suggest It’s Time to Stop Feeling Guilty.

10 Fun Fall Activities for the Family

Screen-Time Limiting Tips for Better Health

Understanding the specific repercussions of unmitigated screen time can help in creating necessary guidelines.

The Importance of Balancing Extracurricular Activities Between Sports and the Arts

Studies have also shown that children involved in extracurricular activities tend to have better academics than children who spend free time using electronics and avoiding social situations.

This Is the Second Most Important Thing You Can Do to Ensure Your Child Grows Up Happy and Successful.

The Harvard Grant Study found that professional success in life comes from having done chores as a kid.

Is Your Child Having a Hard Time Making Friends? Here are 9 Tips to Make Lonely Lunches a Thing of the Past.

It can be heart wrenching to watch your child play by himself or eat lunch alone. Making new friends, especially if your child is just enrolling in a new school or entering a new grade in a big school can be overwhelming for any child.

Summertime Can Increase Anxiety in Kids

Summer is not all rest and relaxation for kids who thrive on routine and predictability. Kids with anxiety thrive when they know what to expect.

10 Bucket List Items for Fourth of July

Spark some quality time with your family and friends, and throw in some patriotic undertones while you’re at it.

7 Best Summer Family Vacations that Offer Something for Everyone

Safety, kid-friendly activities, good food, ease of transportation, and cost are all considerations when planning a family vacation this summer.
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