A survey of elementary teachers showed that over 80 percent of teachers encouraged students to hold their urine. In middle school and high school, there are very short breaks between classes, and many students end up holding their urine all day long.
Elizabeth Gorcey with daughter Olivia. The book series is called Liv on Life. Photo by Bobby Quillard. You can ...
While there are no cookie-cutter approaches to ensure our children's future success, there are lessons, ways of thinking and ways of being that we can introduce to children. It's never too early to start.
One interesting development in the recent years has been around the world of connected play -- where physical products connect smart devices, often iPhones or iPads, and give kids a new way to play. How do you look at screen time in that world, where children are interacting with a physical object, while still using a computer with a screen?
Of course, at the time I didn't know I was in labor. My doctor had mentioned that if the contractions lasted longer than an hour I could assume it was the real deal but I didn't know what contractions should feel like.
I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.
I write this from the floor of my daughter's bedroom. She is three years old and can't sleep through the night. That means I can't sleep and whenever I leave this spot, my daughter screams at the top of her lungs.
I am in no doubt that being a parent will always be the most important thing I do, but being a parent has not obliterated all other facets of my personality. I still want to succeed, have a career, and earn money. The problem is, I haven't the time to do both.
How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?
When my wife was pregnant, we were repeatedly warned about how difficult parenting an infant would be. We wouldn't sleep for the next two years. We wouldn't see a movie for the next five years. We wouldn't have sex for at least a decade. We would be exhausted at all times. None of this happened.
As a parent who has dealt with the uncertainty of undiagnosed delays, my heart goes out to all parents who do not know the source of their children's sensory issues, including Ms. Hanscom. Self-blame can be the easier way to cope when the alternative is to embrace the unknowable.
Something is obviously going badly wrong for young people, even among some of the most privileged students in the world, and schools are scrambling to put programs in place to help them. But could these programs actually be making things worse?
Our grandparents' generation lived a simpler way and, perhaps, it may have been the wisest generation of all. Here are a few lessons about life from both my grandparents and my husband's grandparents.
Last week, one of my dear brothers was blessed to be seated at the Papal Mass in Philadelphia, and also present at the Pope's address to Congress in Washington. He was one who drank from the Pope's water glass, too. I pray that Pope Francis understands my brother's love for him.
Young Muggles around the world hold their breath before opening their mailboxes, waiting for the day a snow-flecked owl will deliver their acceptance ...
This is pretty much how every single homework experience has gone since she started getting homework in kindergarten. Somehow, the prospect of homework liquefies my daughter's body and she melts into a puddle onto the floor.