Links and resources

A family therapist offers parents of quarantined kids insight on how to focus on the relationships and rituals that matter.

Try these seven tips to help your family practice their empathy skills.

Raise confident kids by speaking their love language.

Teach your child to recognize and name feelings by watching these videos and guessing which emotion each child is describing. It’s our Feeling Words Game and it’s fun!

Want a little parenting boost you can use now (or in the heat of a tough moment)? Try our Parenting Cue Cards for research-backed yet easy-to-use tips on what to say, what not to say, and why.

Want to build virtual community at your child’s school? Check out this series of free presentations on raising compassionate, courageous kids. Designed for anyone to deliver, they come with a presenter script, an entertaining slide deck, and audience participation prompts.

This episode of Like a Sponge was produced by Carol Lloyd and Charity Ferreira for GreatSchools, thanks to the support of U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the John Templeton Foundation. Sound editing and design by Christopher Ferreira. Special thanks to Shannon Martinez; Michael Fisher’s class at Millennium School; and Amy Warren and Home Base Learning Center for sharing their insights about love.

The music in this episode is by Haddaway (What is Love) and The Black Eyed Peas (Where is the Love?). Like a Sponge’s Season 2 theme is Blue and Green by RimskyMusic.