For Parents

June 6, 2017

10 Habits to Shape a Kind, Well-Adjusted Child

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. […]
April 28, 2017

Hugging a Porcupine

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 […]
March 29, 2017

Three Questions To Ask Instead Of Saying “Nice Job”

We’re much more specific in our criticism than in our praise. Time to correct the imbalance.
March 20, 2017

The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom

“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 […]
January 10, 2017

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

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 […]