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Teaching Kids

5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Fight Fair

Marilynn Halas | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

In the real world people disagree, get frustrated and even fight. Conflict is a normal and natural part of every meaningful life. So why are so many of us afraid of confrontation? Maybe it's because we never learned healthy ways to have Constructive Conflict.

What Little Helpers Turn Into: Why It's Good For Kids To Lend A Hand At Any Age

Laura Usky | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Co-pilot, sous chef, mini-stylist -- whatever it may be, have your kids help with everything as much as possible. No matter how little the task, they love to be a part

Every Generation Must Find Its Own Way To Teach "Grit"

John Thompson | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
John Thompson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy best teachers believed that their job was not to "teach the subject," but to "teach the student." Book smarts were great, but academic success was not the end-all, be-all of school.

Why Just 1 Month?

Susan Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Winston

No doubt many of us are a work in progress. We did not grow up in environments that welcomed everyone nor did a lot of us have unbiased parents. So may we learn from our own kids, many of who seem so much more at ease in welcoming difference and recognizing their own truths.

Over-Parenting Can Do More Harm Than Not Enough

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Everyone agrees that it's a crime to neglect a child. That's a no brainer. What we've failed to see for two decades is that over-parenting -- not under-parenting -- can do even more harm.

Cracking The Tech Job Talent Crunch By Teaching Kids To Code

Aaron Skonnard | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Aaron Skonnard

Most of our children are not focused on becoming creators of technology. They spend countless hours playing games, with little interest in what's powering them. They're incredibly interested in and inspired by their devices -- why can't we connect the dots and turn that into a huge learning opportunity?

WATCH: I Have To Ask: What Is Something You Wish You'd Been Taught As A Kid?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I asked New York City pedestrians something I'm sure you've all been wondering: what is something you wish you had been taught as ...

Teach Kids? I Still Am One

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Lauren Boyle

As a high school teacher in my early 20s, I've learned that parents and administrators will have that split-second moment of shock and unease when they meet me.

Teaching A Kid To Throw A Frisbee

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.29.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

It takes more effort to teach a kid something than to sit back, watch them fail, and trust fate and time to set things right. So I decided yesterday morning to try and teach Jay to throw a Frisbee.