World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21

On Saturday 21st May, the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network will join with the international community in observing World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.

Using role-play to help your child's brain develop

by Smarter Parenting

Role-playing is a great way to help your children learn new information.

As a parent of three children, I understand the convenience of technology and what a lifesaver smart phones and tablets can be, especially on long car rides, and last minute science projects. Technology is awesome.

But I have a confession: the Midwest has been really cold, and I've let my children spend countless hours on their tablets and video games for far longer than they should. Now I fear they're borderline obsessed and this obsession has some serious drawbacks.

The Underwear Rule: Parents' tips for talking PANTS

Parents, do you know how to communicate with your children about protecting themselves from sexual abuse? In this informative video, parents share their tips on using the NSPCC's Underwear Rule guide. Hear how they had simple conversations with their children about keeping safe.