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The Importance of Playing Like a Kid

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.17.2017 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Snow appears through the window in spurts. I'm hoping that my husband will be home soon, so I'm hesitant to leave, even though the girls are clearly needing a change of scenery. Instead, I get a wild idea to break out the dress-up clothes that I bought for my oldest daughter probably two years ago -- before the baby was even here with us.

Kids 'Zoning In' and 'Zoning Out'

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids "zone in" they get "in the zone" because they concentrate and focus very well when they are accomplishing something. They are often talented, creative, persistent at their tasks, and very good at what they do.

The Best Bad Report Card Ever: Why I Delight In the "Minus" on My Daughter's Report Card

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Recently, I met with my four year-old's pre-school teacher for a scheduled school conference. After the niceties and pleasantries were exchanged, the teacher slid a report-card-like rating sheet across the desk.

Give the Gift of Curiosity to a Child for the Holidays

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Being curious is a key to living a life of accomplishment and meaning. So why do we pay so little attention to promoting curiosity in children?