We may be inclined to think, naively, our society as a whole is increasing its efficiency by eliminating the instances that bring about small talk, but this part of daily existence is more important than we could imagine.
Right now, our political debates pose a false conflict: that our country can't possibly invest in older generations while nurturing younger generations. Yet our work suggests that the American public doesn't share these views.
The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The co...
Many people believe that kindergarten is the time when the education process begins. Those people are wrong.
If you find yourself caught in the situation where someone would like to adopt your pet, my suggestion would be to check out a few personal references as well as your pet's potentially new living environment first hand before agreeing to do so.
Today is World Human Rights Day and is the 20th year to mark this very important event to advance humanity. But to this day millions of children are caught in a viscous cycle of armed conflicts and are exposed to the most egregious forms of violence, deprived of health care and an education.
We can now predict with a high level of accuracy by age three which children will be able to read.
To begin to tell a new story about who we are and how we respond to such tragedy, we have to all be willing to see that there are nuances, contrasts and multiple perspectives on every subject. This won't happen overnight.
We all know that kids like smartphones. But in some important ways, smartphones are like kids.
Technological geniuses -- your mothers clearly read to you. You have been blessed. This is your chance to actually save a very important part of the world. This is your chance to change the entire lives for millions of our children.
This powerful messenger may have made his transition but the message that thundered so loudly through his words and actions in his lifetime may be kept alive and thriving through us.
When it comes to pee-pees and hoo-has, some parents get all fired up about when we should teach our kids about their... um... "down there" privates, and what to call them.
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela is called 'tata' by our children. Tata means 'father,' a fitting tribute to the father of our nation and a man who always had a great love of young people. To commemorate the passing of President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, here are some of his famous and not-so-famous quotes on children and youth.
We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.
There are many special laws that give firearms special privileges compared to anything else in our society. One of the worst is the exemption from ordinary safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Regardless of each family's beliefs, holidays provide a unique opportunity to teach our children about our individual and shared family values and traditions.