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A Memo to Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

The Gates Foundation has done remarkable work across the globe. How about taking some of your formidable resources and bringing them on home to America's children and communities?

Bringing Your Work Home: The Psychology of Studying Your Family

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Peggy Drexler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhat does it mean when your role as a parent and as a professional overlap? How effective can you be as a scientist when your primary subjects are your family? And how effective can you be as a parent when your child is, at least in part, a means to an outcome?

Trusting Relationships Are Central to Children's Learning -- Lessons From Edward Tronick

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

It now may seem more obvious that trusting relationships enhance children's learning, but it wasn't obvious not so long ago when Tronick became interested in the subject.

Helping Children Thrive When Faced With Setbacks: Lessons From Carol Dweck

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

The lesson is this -- every day is a new day in being a parent. We can help our children learn not to wilt when there are setbacks.

Neo-Natal Care Can Stress A Baby Out

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

From these studies, it is clear that we can help children learn to handle tough times if we enable them to become increasingly active partners in creating their own solutions.