Vox launches new weekly parenting newsletter, Extra Curricula

Today, Vox has launched an expansion of its newsletter offerings and content aimed at parents and families Extra Curricula. In an increasingly challenging world, the weekly newsletter, written by Vox’s Liz Kelly Nelsonwill allow parents and educators to break down complex issues and help them engage with the young people in their lives, creating an opportunity for open dialogue.

“Extra curricula are an opportunity for me to gather knowledge from various sources to help my son develop critical thinking skills. But, more importantly, to connect with him, which at best can be difficult with a tween, but almost impossible when your child feels the mental health effects of a world beyond their control, ‚ÄĚsays Liz Nelson. “I am very glad we are having these talks so that he can test his formative worldview on me.”

Each week, the newsletter will focus on one specific topic, accompanied by a small compilation of content – videos, podcasts, articles, documentaries, TV shows and books – for parents and educators to share directly with their adolescent person (s) . The newsletter will focus on topics ranging from families dealing with inflation and international issues such as the war in Ukraine to the pervasive reality of school shootings and more. You can sign up here for the free newsletter.

Liz Kelly Nelson is the mother of a 12-year-old who, like his peers, is coming of age in a crazy confusing world and one that has been somewhat separate for children for the past three years. As Vice President of Audio at Vox, she leads a team of podcasters who produce a series of programs designed to help us better understand our world and feed curiosity. You can hear her team’s work on programs like Today, Explain, Vox Conversations, Unexplained and The Weeds.

Vox recently launched the second season of its Daily Explanatory Podcast for Kids, Explain to children today in partnership with KiwiCo. The series aims to provide families with a smart, safe and fun approach to the big questions children around the world are asking around them.

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