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Deborah Song

Deborah Song is the founder of, 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

Articles by Deborah

Why a Family Tech Contract Will Benefit Everyone

“iRules will allow you and your family to build healthy relationships with the technology used inside and outside your home”

Speak Your Child’s Love Language and Communicate Love More Effectively

Speaking your child’s love language can change the dynamic of not only your relationship with your child but the chemistry of the entire family.

Why Overpraise Sets Our Kids Up For Failure Not Success

Research has shown that how you praise your children has powerful repercussions on their development.

10 Things Parents of Confident Children Know to be True

Confidence is not so much about what you feel, as it is about learned behavior from life experiences and perspectives.

10 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids This Holiday Season

What kids really need isn’t more toys, more treats, or more entertainment. They just need our undivided attention.

10 Simple Ways to Teach STEM at Home

Introducing STEM at an early age is critical for developing long-term interest in STEM subjects.

Why Nice is an Overlooked Trait and How to Raise the Kind of Nice Kids that Finish First

In this culture where prestige and accomplishment are praised, traditional qualities that were once valued, like how nice someone is, have taken a back seat. If anything, “nice” is often seen as a deterrent to winning or getting what you want.

The Benefits of Extracurricular Activities Can Last a Lifetime

Research is showing that extracurricular activities are just as important as what kids learn inside the classroom.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child is be the Person You Want Him to Be. Here’s Why.

When it comes to parenting, it’s not enough to tell our children to be different from us, to live more productive, enriching, fulfilling lives, while we live out very different ones.

5 Healthy Habits You Want to Continue in the Summer to Make School Transition a Breeze

Here are five healthy habits and practices to continue in the summer that will help your child create a seamless transition into the school year, as well as provide a smooth wave to ride out for the remainder of the summer.

How to Teach Your Child a Second Language This Summer

The benefits of learning a foreign language are far reaching and extend beyond simply linguistic advantages.

Why Public Speaking is Critical to Your Child’s Future and How Theatre Can Help Develop this Skill

While not every child has the luxury of attending a private school, or even a speech or debate class (such organizations aren’t always ubiquitous), there is another, perhaps more fun, option for young kids to help hone their public speaking skills from an early age: theatre.

7 Safe Sunscreens for Your Child and the Environment

So we’ve decided to do the hard work for you by choosing 7 of the best tear-free kid-friendly sunscreens on the market to suit each of your child’s needs.

8 Exquisite Benefits of Travel for Kids

Your kids may not appreciate the star rating of a lavish hotel, or that they encountered an endangered species but travel forms perspectives, habits and dispositions. Here are at least seven exquisite benefits of travel for kids.

Why Guilt Is a Necessary Emotion for Guiding Moral Behavior

But there is a healthy kind of guilt, research shows, that promotes introspection and social cooperation, which is very different from shaming someone.

8 Simple Explanations to Help Motivate Better Behavior

Just because something makes sense in the mind of a grownup, doesn’t mean it’s self-explanatory or obvious to a child. Here are 8 explanations to seemingly common sense requests.

5 Ways Kids Can Help Save Our Planet by Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Since a good leader is usually self-motivated, you may need to educate your child on the effects that saving water, conserving energy or recycling can have on our planet.

How to Help a Child Choose an Instrument

Music has tremendous benefits on a young brain. But research shows that the advantages aren’t fully realized by simply streaming music and letting music wash over kids’ brains. In order to reap the full cognitive benefits of music, it’s important for kids to actively engage by playing an instrument. It’s the direct that strengthens neural pathways.

How to Raise a Strong-Willed Child Without Breaking Her Spirit

Raising a strong-willed child? It may not be easy but let’s face it, she’s the one you don’t have to worry about when you’re not there to protect her. Strong-willed children come with built-in features that are often difficult to teach like tenacity, grit, independence and the ability to withstand peer pressure. Research shows strong-willed children grow up to make some of the best entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders because of the very quality that makes it difficult to parent them: they disrupt and challenge the norm.

How to Turn Your Child’s Challenges into Opportunities

Every child has challenges. By and large, however, how that child perceives and deals with those challenges will be influenced by how his parents perceive and deal with those challenges.
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