School reform has been the flavor of the month for quite a few months now. However, what we have seen has not been discussion or debate about what constitutes sound reform, but rather debate by headline.
I'm sick of our media and government telling us how scared we should be, whether of violent crime or violent tornadoes or bogeyman terrorists overseas. My parents recognized the hard-won wisdom of FDR: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
It is undoubtedly the case that all our kids could use a good civics lesson, but the modern day James Madisons from the Tea Party who are vying for access to our schools are peddling ideological snake oil, not real history.
My 80-year-old mom recently emailed me: "Think I won't write any more on Facebook... everyone thinks I am a stupid old grandma." What should we tell our elders about navigating the world of social media?
I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!
Just because it is totally common for us to start feeling, say, hostile, toward our partner when junior comes home from the hospital, it doesn't mean that those feelings are harmless -- to the marriage or to junior.
I'm getting a lot of flack about friends lately. Kids are complaining they don't have any. Parents are concerned their children don't have enough, or have too many disagreements with the ones they do have.
The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.