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Why Messy Kids May Be Better Learners

Why Messy Kids May Be Better Learners

12. 2.2013
The next time your child leaves a big ol' mess while eating on his or her high chair, don't despair. According to a new study out of...
Mindfulness for Fathers: Giving Your Child Secret Space

Mindfulness for Fathers: Giving Your Child Secret Space

11.27.2013
Our son Jacob is thirteen months. From dawn till dusk he treads the threshold between the togetherness we share with him and the secret...
Letter From a Toddler: 'Dear Santa: Ho, Ho, NO!'

Letter From a Toddler: 'Dear Santa: Ho, Ho, NO!'

11.26.2013
Grandma helped me write this letter to you. I am two fingers-old, so I haven't learned how to do letters yet. Please don't bring the toys...
My Son Has Entered The Restaurant Danger Zone

My Son Has Entered The Restaurant Danger Zone

11.22.2013
If I see you out and you have a toddler ticking time bomb in a restaurant, I will give you that other face that parents develop. The "I've...
WATCH: 'Convos' Dad And Daughter Take A Nature Walk

WATCH: 'Convos' Dad And Daughter Take A Nature Walk

11.20.2013
In the latest episode of "Convos With My 2-Year-Old," dad Matthew Clarke and his toddler "daughter," played by David Milchard, venture...
This Comedian Just Nailed The Difference Between Parents And Everyone Else

This Comedian Just Nailed The Difference Between Parents And Everyone Else

Farah L. Miller  11.18.2013
People with kids have unique challenges. For example, leaving the house. It's so hard to get out the door with small children that, as...

Early Learning: This Is Not a Test

11.17.2013
We often hear about the need to prepare our children for the knowledge economy and for life as accomplished adults and productive citizens....
Watch How Far They'll Go For Candy

Watch How Far They'll Go For Candy

11.14.2013
Who knew that candy had the power to turn two young grasshoppers into ninjas? This dad knew.
Toddler Apologies -- In Verse

Toddler Apologies -- In Verse

11.13.2013
But I do wonder what my toddler son would compose -- if, of course, he could write -- if he learned about my favorite poem to teach kids:...
WATCH: Bath Time!

WATCH: Bath Time!

11.13.2013
When we interviewed "Convos With My 2-Year-Old" creator and dad of two Matthew Clarke at the beginning of his viral ride in May, he promised...

America Can't Afford to Waitlist Its Children's Future

11.13.2013
Children without access to quality early education programs start kindergarten with an 18-month disadvantage, and that gap continues to...
17 Smart-Alecky Things My Son Has Said About His Brother

17 Smart-Alecky Things My Son Has Said About His Brother

11.12.2013
The following are actual answers to the question "What's your brother doing?" from my son Jack regarding my other son, Sam.
Potty Training Positivity

Potty Training Positivity

11.11.2013
I used to feel bad about my parenting whenever I heard a mom talk about how easy potty training was for her and how I should try her magical...
How to Be Present? Start Here

How to Be Present? Start Here

11. 8.2013
Having three children swallows me whole. I love them fiercely, but I'm not always paying attention to them.