On August 27, 2014, Andy Thomason, news reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote: "You are getting older. You are older now than you were ...
Confounded by the conflicting studies and recommendations seemingly at loggerheads? At this point, it is better to tread with caution and limit screen time to the recommended two hours a day, especially in the primary ages, and carefully evaluate the quality of screen time at older ages.
What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!
During years of teaching children of many ages, I have observed how much they benefit from learning simple ways to guide their perspectives about what it means to be happy.
I have a strict policy in my house. No MMO games, or rather -- no MMOs that are actually enabled online. I know, some of you parents and grandparents are saying, "What? What's an MMO?"
Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt. Many kids are between 8 and 12 years old before that happens.
We tell our kids that they can be whatever they want. We tell them to shoot for the stars. But in our quest to teach them to be strong and daring and, dare I say, extraordinary, I can't help but wonder if we are somehow forgetting to teach them to appreciate the ordinary?
As the visit was winding down and we got up to leave, Bio Mom was crying. I felt terrible that I felt nothing for her.
They fled Afghanistan through Iran into Turkey. Then they crossed the Aegean to Greece in two waves. Her father and brother were on the first boat and...
Don't get too drunk at a party. Don't walk home alone. Don't leave home without your date rape nail polish. Men, when they are addressed, are generally urged to "intervene" in sticky situations (at least until the nail polish dries). In this system, the blame for rape indirectly falls on the careless victim rather than on the abuser.
Having to deal with your former husband's cheating in such a public way must have been awful, Jenny. But to still be dragging him to court five years after you filed for divorce speaks more about you now than him, quite honestly.
America! You know what you need? Besides better bourbon, less Jesus and fewer conservatives? That's right: A good whoopin'. A serious spanking. Maybe ...
Sometimes, kids just need to hear about others experiences so they cannot feel so alone and have the courage to talk to others.
Last week I was speaking to a lovely group in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece's first gym competition. At the time she was ...
By the time you read this, we might all be in very different places in our life. I might be chubbier, your Dad might have more gray hair than he had when I wrote this. It might be 2024, it might be 2034, or later.
Back to school should be an exciting time -- new teachers, new clothes, new school supplies and new friends. But for a child who is the victim of a bully, the excitement of a new school year is filled more with anxiety than anticipation.