For Parents and Teachers

10 Habits to Shape a Kind, Well-Adjusted Child

June 6, 2017
Parenting is a very complex task. If we’re not careful, we will become too focused on one aspect and let the others fall by the wayside. […]

Hugging a Porcupine

April 28, 2017
He is ours. He was ours when he arrived in kindergarten thirteen years ago – precocious, curious, and bursting with spirit. His blue plaid shirt brought […]

Three Questions To Ask Instead Of Saying “Nice Job”

March 29, 2017
We’re much more specific in our criticism than in our praise. Time to correct the imbalance.

The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom

March 20, 2017
“We are asking students to change a belief system without changing the situation around them.” The first time I heard a preschooler explaining a classmate’s disruptive […]

Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evidence says they were wrong.

January 10, 2017
For 20 years, developmental psychologist Elizabeth Gershoff has been chasing a question: Does spanking actually do a child any good? “As far [back] as we have […]
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