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The One Thing We All Should Do To Become Better Parents

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.13.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Nothing feels more like a fresh start more than becoming a parent. When a child is born, the future is one vast, clean slate riding on a sea of our finest hopes, dreams, and intentions. Yet, pretty much every parent quickly learns that the sea is much rockier than anticipated.

5 Ways To Help Misbehaving Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Rather than needing more self-control, our children need better self-regulation -- a way to understand and manage their stress and energy -- to succeed in life.

Windows Of Opportunity, Part 2

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In my recent post, I discussed how children are born with specific windows of opportunity for learning and language. And, how your presence as the par...

Exploring Play And Creativity in Children's Tablet Use

David Kleeman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

We often get mired in questions of whether media use is OK for children, long after family patterns and habits have been established. At some point, it makes sense to shift focus and resources to how to make media beneficial for young people.

The Power of Environment

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As your child’s most important teacher, it is your job to create an environment that is not only secure, but rich with printed letters and numbers a...

Hardwired To Learn

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As discussed in my previous blog post, parents are a powerful influence over child development; YOU can help your child become the best that he can un...

The Power of Parental Influence in Child Development

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Years ago, I saw an interview with a rockstar where he confessed that all of his songs were about what happened in his life from birth until age twelv...

Guide Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 4

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.08.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In my last blog post, I provided a brief overview of the preschool years, which we call The Smart Explorer stage. In this post, we’ll explore some i...

We must close the knowledge-gap on breastfeeding and show its transformative value

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.04.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

This week, World Breastfeeding Week presents an opportunity to promote the widespread benefits of breastfeeding on an international scale, in the hope...

The Mortality Games: U.S. Is Disqualified In Trials For Health Olympics

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Anne Mercer

How should we train for the Health Olympics in future generations? It took us over sixty years to go from being one of the world's healthiest nations to today's dismal showing. There is no quick fix.

Guide Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 3

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In the first two blog posts in this series, I discussed how children learn and reviewed Piaget’s four basic units of knowledge that serve as the bui...

Guide Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 2

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In my previous blog post, I shared how children learn and the four basic units of knowledge that serve as the building blocks for understanding. Each...

Guide To Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 1

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Your child’s understanding of the world changes and builds with age and experience. With intellectual development, just as with social and emotional...

The First 1,000 days

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Last Thursday the World Bank Group hosted a panel to discuss global efforts to combat early childhood malnutrition, the link to ending extreme poverty...

The X-Rated Three-Year-Old

Inga | Posted 07.12.2016 | Comedy

My younger son Henry recently reported that his two-year-old son, who is just developing language skills, has been diagnosed with hearing problems bro...

Nurture Your Child's Emotional Growth, Part 2

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As I discussed in my previous blog post, psychologists have determined that there are many different types of intelligence. Today, I will share tips o...

The Art of Motherhood

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Ursula Nwobu

While there are a number of things mothers deal with that leave them feeling really overwhelmed, they would always say that having a child is one of their biggest achievements. The job is never truly easy.

Why I Didn't Worry When My Baby Wouldn't Crawl (And You Shouldn't, Either)

Quora | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents

My daughter is 11 months old. She is not crawling or standing. I am worried. What do I do? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing networ...

Put Children - Especially Girls - High on the Global Agenda

Lindsay Stark | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Lindsay Stark

This year, one billion children around the world will experience a form of violence and around 200 million children will not meet their developmental ...

The Method Behind The Magic Of A Beloved Preschool Teacher

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Adrianne -- to borrow a line from "As Good As It Gets" -- makes my son want to be a better man. At least, she makes him want to be a better kid. My son is 5 years old, and Adrianne is his preschool teacher.

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Amanda Cremone | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science
Amanda Cremone

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep ca...

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

Violent Video Games and The US Supreme Court: The Legacy of Brown v EMA (2011)

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Christopher J. Ferguson

Our lives are littered with milestones that, looking back, remind us of how much time has passed and how quickly we are slipping toward the grave! Ma...

The ADHD Healthy Living Summer Challenge

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

A study out this week in the Journal of Attention Disorders suggests that an approach to ADHD emphasizing healthy living may significantly improve sym...

Are Proposed Links between Pornography and Labial Surgery More Than Just Wild, Unmitigated Speculation?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

The research on porn and labiaplasty appears to be like most other porn research: weak and, as far as results go, unconvincing. But, like other areas of porn research, that hasn't stopped some journalists, anti-porn activists, and scholars from making dramatic claims.