Today’s Solutions: June 18, 2024

Preschool children playing on floor with educational toys.

This smart jumpsuit tracks infant brain development

The human brain doubles in size in the first year of a person's life. This time is vital to building a foundation for future learning, health, and development and is where many underlying neurological conditions will reveal themselves. Recognizing and treating these conditions as early as possible Read More...

Encouraging kids to eat their

Encouraging kids to eat their veggies with 3D-printed food

Despite vegetables' vital nutritional values, it’s a global phenomenon that they don’t go down with kids that smoothly. There are various physiological and physical tactics people use to help children overcome this negative association, such as hiding them in sauces or setting good examples Read More...

Changing lives with Debate Mat

Changing lives with Debate Mate

For London trial attorney, Margaret McCabe, debate changed her life. It gave her the confidence to appear in court, to talk, and to argue for a living. She decided to bring debating to youth in London and started the nonprofit Debate Mate.  We sat down with McCabe, founder and CEO of Debate Read More...

Breastfeeding

Research links breastfeeding and reduced rate of heart disease

Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural time for bonding between mother and child. It helps the baby by giving it nourishment and stronger immunity from the mother, and it can even help the mom by reducing the risk of postpartum depression, increasing post-pregnancy weight loss, and even reducing Read More...

Family asian father and kid little boy son having fun doing household chores doing laundry dirty clothes into the washing machine together in laundry room at home.

5 frugal lifestyle tips so good you will want to teach them to your children

Learning how to live within a budget is not always something we’re taught, especially in a culture that celebrates consumption. That said, many of us have experienced living on a tight budget when in-between jobs or hit with an unexpected major expense. Even when the money is flowing into our Read More...

Caring mother talks to her child on bed.

How to talk to your kids about the war in Ukraine

Approaching conversations about difficult topics with your kids is a challenge every parent has to face, whether that’s climate change or war, it can be a daunting and awkward task. Nowadays, the internet has given children access to some not-so-savory content, including circulating images of the Read More...

High angle of simple wooden figurines of childless couple placed amidst multiracial families with kids on beige background.

3 reasons it’s completely okay to not want children

There is a commonplace portrayal of a happy and loving family on television and in most media. This is the typical nuclear family of a married couple with a few kids. Unfortunately, people who choose not to have children, especially women, can face judgment, the implication that they're selfish, or Read More...

Child cleaning up the toy box at home full of multicoloured lego bricks.

Make your house guest-ready in under 30 minutes

We’ve all been there before: your friend or family member calls last minute to drop by and your house is cluttered from head-to-toe. You find yourself scrambling to vacuum the floor or declutter the living room, and you feel an ensuing bout of anxiety instead of excitement for the surprise of a Read More...

Sesame Street characters in front of public library

Meet Sesame Street’s newest muppet

Here at The Optimist Daily, we are great admirers of the beloved children’s show Sesame Street. This educational program has expanded its representation to include muppets of a variety of backgrounds, abilities, and identities to show children how wonderful and diverse the people of our world Read More...

Kids learning happily online

Cyberbullying decreased sharply during the pandemic

Despite what you might have thought, when many schools closed for remote learning during the Pandemic, parents, teachers, and students alike were relieved to find that cyberbullying actually decreased by a lot.  A new study from Boston University has found that cyberbullying fell by between 30 Read More...