You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering.
The truth about lying, whether in older kids and in adults, is that it comes from a place of fear. The fear that you're not good enough and the fear that someone else might find you out.
Hey kids, I've got some bad news: Your parents are lying when they say The Boogeyman isn't real. A three-year-old boy in New Zealand learned this the hard way. For several nights, an intruder was walking by his window, stealing things from outside his family's house. But when he told his parents about the "man with a light," they assumed he was just having nightmares.
Billy adored me as I came closer to that age where we keep losing reasons to adore ourselves. While sipping happy hour cocktails with girlfriends, I'd discuss my middle school boyfriend. "He was important," I'd say. "It was such a sweet thing. It was special."
I used the TV and the TV used me. It was a beautiful relationship that I had no qualms with. Until summer arrived and I decided I had qualms.
The U.S. Congress, supported by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), has designated June as National Internet Safety Month. As we near the end of the month, what are the lessons we have learned about cyber safety so far?
My children are never going to remember how many push ups I was able to do.... They won't remember how fast I was able to run a 5K... They aren't going to remember what size I was...or wasn't, for that matter....
You might think you cherish your freedom but how can there be a stronger expression of freedom than taking on the responsibility of raising a new human being to the best of your ability and heart? That's when you can really define who you are.
What joy beholds us at this time of new birth What delicate sadness retreats into memories a loved one passes one moves on one moves in These ar...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
My wife and I have succumbed. My son got a phone last week. Given my previous post questioning the wisdom of graduating elementary school, I awkwardly acknowledge the phone was a graduation present.
Play dates are a vital part of every parent's handbook. Over the course of 12 years of motherhood, I've hosted my fair share. The vast majority were wonderful. They were nice kids who played well with my kids. But then there are the others. This list is about those.
A series of reports by the Daily Herald and WBEZ finds indisputable evidence of something we've suspected for decades: "Kids who come from poverty plainly do not perform as well as those who are born to better circumstance." Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek calls on Illinoisans to care for all children in their communities and remembers her own community-aided upbringing.
Divorce property division involves numerous financial and legal issues. The following is a brief list of 20 questions, among many, that must be resolved.
I'm 28 years old. Single and childless. And even though I'm currently in a relationship, marriage and children are hardly on the top of my list of "things to accomplish in the next 5 years."
I'm 19, and am in no way planning on having kids any time soon (so you can breathe a sigh of relief, Mom). But I'm excited to meet you kiddos one day. I'm also scared that I won't live up to your expectations or mine. I can, however, promise you these 10 things though, and for now, I think that's pretty good.