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Ellen Galinsky

The Science of a Strong Start

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Our research indicates that children with better executive function skills are likely to learn more from the same amount of instruction, and to understand and get along better with other children and adults.

We Salute You, Gwen Morgan

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Every parent who is looking for better quality in child care also owes Gwen a profound thank you. For ten years -- between 1985 and 1995 -- Gwen compiled annual reports on each states' child care licensing standards.

Lisa Belkin

A Work/Life Legacy? Or Just A Prologue? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents

Last night I received a Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute. The fact that I have the deepest admiration of the organization a...

Lisa Belkin

Esquire Discovers There Is Work/Life Conflict! (And Gets It All Wrong) | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents

Esquire Magazine is acting as though they just discovered the life/work dilemma. Recognizing that there is a problem -- that's a good thing. Not as go...

The Essential Human Task Is Learning to Be With Others and Other Lessons From the Research of Daniel Stern

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

When Daniel Stern died this November 12th, we lost one of the truly greats in child development research and theory.

New Evidence: Early Ability to Focus, Have Self Control Linked to College Completion

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Learning how to learn plays a key role in whether children go on to graduate from college, a new study by Megan McClelland of Oregon State University and her colleagues finds.

Understanding the Language Of Children's Behavior: Lessons From the Research of Berry Brazleton

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Brazelton realized that children's behavior affects parents just as parents' behavior affects children. It is a two-way street.

You Can Turn No Into Yes and Other Lessons Learned

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.29.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

In just one short day, my grandson picked up a key point of the philosophy that has always meant everything to me: Live to learn and learn to live.

Promoting Self Control: It Might Not Be What You Think

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 04.22.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

How do we promote self control? Here are a few ideas from research that show it's not how we might think.

Give the Gift of Curiosity for the Holidays -- Lessons From Laura Schulz

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

It is by remaining curious that children learn, whether about the natural world or about people. And that is a gift that lasts long after the holidays are over!

What Is Victory? The Story of Breast Cancer and the NYC Marathon

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The story of my niece, Sasha Rau, now 39 years old, running the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon in four hours, 25 minutes, and 58 seconds, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer is such a triumph and inspirational story for all of us.

What About the Men?

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

There is no question that there are significant problems that both men and women face. The workplace has not truly kept pace with the changes in families' lives. But does this represent the decline of men?

Ask the Students: Their Wise Wishes for Improving Education

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

In the debates about how to improve education, adults argue about what works and what doesn't, rarely asking students for their views. Of course, adults are responsible, but knowing the views of youth might -- just might -- enrich adults' decisions.

Helping Children Thrive When Faced With Setbacks: Lessons From Carol Dweck

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

The lesson is this -- every day is a new day in being a parent. We can help our children learn not to wilt when there are setbacks.

Promoting Life Skills Early: Lessons From Stanford, UCLA, And Harvard

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.28.2011 | College
Ellen Galinsky

Top universities are now screening applicants for competence in life skills as a part of the ticket for admission.

Priscilla Gilman's Book Is a Book for All Parents

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home
Ellen Galinsky

Far too many books for parents are guilt-trip books, telling us what we did wrong or scaring us with the thought that everything we thought we knew just might be incorrect.

The Kindergarten Cutoff Debate -- Maybe It's Adults Who Need Help with Learning

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Educators and the public need to move beyond the assumption that children of the same age are all the same. They are not, whether they are more or less advantaged!

How Reconciling Fathering With Feminism Just Got More Complicated

Andrea Doucet, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Doucet, Ph.D.

The fit between feminism and fathering has become a taken-for-granted part of my work and my life. But I was recently forced to rethink this combination as I followed a debate between men's rights activists (MRAs) and their critics.

An Epidemic of Stress Among College Students (and Younger Children) Is NOT Inevitable

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ellen Galinsky

Is an epidemic of childhood stress inevitable? No. Life is certainly stressful, but by helping our kids create strategies to manage stress, we are giving them a resource for life.

Success in Life is More Than Success in High School: Thoughts on the Tiger Mother

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

As I read about Amy Chua's Tiger Mother, I keep asking myself, why is it that the kids who excel in high school don't necessarily do well in life? Have you noticed that at reunions or by staying in touch with your classmates?

Rethinking How We Learn and Work

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

We need to focus on managing our attention and energy, not just our time. Some schools are experimenting with providing longer time periods for learning and finding that it can be very effective.

It's the Holiday Season: Turning the 'Gimmes' Into Giving and Having 'Good Fun'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Holiday season is upon us, and what is meant to be a time of family connections can turn into a time of family divisiveness, especially when children ...

Happy Father's Day? Piling on the Men in Our Lives

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

He turned to me and said, "I think it's shitty that on Father's Day, the New York Times tells me I don't carry the burden of parenthood as much as my ...

A Family-Friendly Recession?: Cut Hours, Not Jobs

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elizabeth Gregory

During a recession, gains for women earned through years of effort may be swept away in the undertow of layoffs, when flexibility and diversity efforts suddenly disappear.