Category: Parenting

Behaviors you shouldn’t ignore

I spend lots of time talking with parents about how to get their kids to clean their rooms, complete their homework, and do routine household chores. I understand why these things matter to parents.  They are important in some ways. … Continue reading

Predicting our kids’ futures

A 45-minute assessment of the brain health of three-year-olds predicted key aspects of their behaviors over the next 35 years according to research published in Nature Human Behaviour in 2016. The results of this study are either incredibly depressing or … Continue reading

How to avoid gender stereotypes

In a speech to elementary school children in Florida, NFL star quarterback Jameis Winston advised boys in the audience to be “strong, ” and the girls “are supposed to be silent, polite, gentle.” These gender stereotypes begin before birth and … Continue reading

7 tips on reading with kids in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Thursday March 2 is the birthday of Dr. Seuss! And “Oh the places you will go” by reading!!! AAP recommends you begin reading with your child almost from the moment of conception. By sharing the act of reading you are … Continue reading

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