"Not racist" is not enough. The goal is building proactively "anti-racist" families.

In June, the Bailey and Burgess families organized the Valley's first Kids Walk for a Change in support of Black Lives Matter. They discovered there is "an appetite for parents to engage their kids in this kind of movement and spark dialogue between kids and adults about race and racism.”
USING COMMON SENSE
Help kids distinguish truth from "fake news"

Media and news literacy skills are critical for young people whose exposure to “fake news,” political satire and scary content is greater than ever. You want your kids to be informed, engaged and less likely to be duped.
Estate planning: Maybe a global pandemic is just the motivation we need to get it done

Though your chances of becoming incapacitated or dying from COVID-19 may seem remote, there’s something to be said for the peace of mind of outlining how your children will be cared for if the worst should happen for any r eason. Good advice from Lisa Paine, an estate planning attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk.
New name, but same great virtual zoo program

The Phoenix Zoo's Family ZooVenture program (formerly Virtual Zoo to You) is for ages 3-8. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through July, then moves to Thursdays and Saturdays in August.

A new way to learn science, from the Arizona Science Center

Coming July 27: CONNECT @ Arizona Science Center offers everything you need to support your child’s science education—whether you are looking to catch up, stay current or get ahead.

PANDEMIC PARENTING POLL
When do you think children (and teachers) should resume in-classroom instruction?
What is your preferred start date for in-classroom instruction?
Monday, Aug. 17 (the governor's current "aspirational" goal)
Tuesday, Sept. 8 (the day after Labor Day)
After first quarter (in October)
After first semester (not until January 2021)
If "none of the above," please hit "reply" and send your ideas!
- Karen Barr, Publisher