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Op-Ed: On Not Shielding Our Children From “Real” Books

Op-Ed: On Not Shielding Our Children From “Real” Books

Best of the Web, Goods for Teens June 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm

When I was little, my mother would sometimes pre-read books before allowing me to have them. If she was concerned that content or themes might be too adult, she’d look for herself and see. She meant well; she wanted to protect me from growing up too fast and learning thingsRead More

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Why Do Teens Always Seem So Angry?

Health & Science, Resources for Parents May 28, 2015 at 7:30 am

Apart from anecdotal evidence and a cornucopia of movies, books, and songs written on the subject of teenage angst, we can learn from scientific research that negative emotions become more common as people age from age 10 to age 15. Then, from age 15 to age 18, the ratio ofRead More

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Reducing the Negative Impact of Divorce on Children

Health & Science, Resources for Parents April 22, 2015 at 7:30 am

Divorce is common in America; many experts agree that roughly 50% of marriages end in divorce. While parents tend to claim that they are happier after the divorce than they were during their marriage, divorce can still have a negative impact on the children involved. Dr. Patrick F. Fagan hasRead More

Lessons of #IWishMyTeacherKnew

Lessons of #IWishMyTeacherKnew

Best of the Web April 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

 A lesson from a third grade classroom has been making the rounds on social media this week. You’ve probably seen it – little notes in children’s handwriting, simple and powerful statements about students’ lives. Denver, CO teacher Kyle Schwartz, perceiving her students’ life experience to be significantly different from herRead More

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Op-Ed: Ways to be a Better Parent

Best of the Web, Opinion February 2, 2015 at 8:30 am

If you’re reading this magazine, you probably care about being a good parent. You probably put time and effort into enriching your child’s life – in education and in other areas. But what does it mean, really, to be a good parent? In a recent op-ed, Forbes contributor Jordan ShapiroRead More

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Op-Ed: Balancing Your Child’s Success and Your Sanity

Opinion, Recommendations November 12, 2014 at 11:25 pm

You probably have an opinion on “helicopter parenting” – the ever-vigilant, ever-helpful parenting style practiced by many in America and around the world. Some people feel strongly that helicoptering stifles children’s independence and their ability to think and learn for themselves, but others would say that a certain amount ofRead More