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If We Support Our Children's Passions Are We Missing the Mark?

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

How can our children learn to handle these challenges if we constantly protect them, solve their problems, and always focus on their happiness and finding their passion?

How You Prove Yourself Right

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Do you believe you can become more talented if you work at it, or are you stuck with "just" your innate abilities? This is vital to consider, because ...

The Trophy Debate: A Dissent

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

When the trophy becomes more important than the activity itself, when children are uninterested in improving their skills, or when a child believes that just showing up is good enough, these attitudes also have deeper causes.

Dare to Compete, Mrs. Clinton!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.16.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's time to take control and discover how you can make a difference in your own career. Define success on your terms and identify work that gives you an opportunity to thrive.

6 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Some of our biggest inside battles involve changing habits to create a more meaningful, congenial life with others. Try six research-based tips for turning the page to the next chapter of the adventure story we are truly meant to live.

A Cruel Approach to Standardized Testing That Captures the Essence of School "Reform"

John Thompson | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Po Bronson's and Ashley Merryman's article "Why Some Kids Handle Pressure while Others Fall Apart?" captures the essence of contemporary test-driven school reform. Their science (probably) is solid. Their education policy dictates, however, are based on no more than their personal preferences.