Category: Parenting

What kids really want to know about sex

When young teens were given an opportunity to anonymously ask questions about sexuality, health educator Lauren Dobson-Hughes reported that kids were concerned about the typical topics of anatomy, pregnancy, birth control, and gender identity. However, the most common questions were focused … Continue reading

Confirmation Bias

A friend of mine remarked that he gets his news from only one network because “…they report things that support what I believe.” Psychologists call this “confirmation bias,” the tendency to selectively pay attention to information that reinforces our existing … Continue reading

Cooking calls for family bonding

Our family enjoys cooking together.  Lately, our kitchen has become a science lab.  Edward, 6 years old, is making concoctions with various liquids – I am afraid to taste them! Matthew, 8 years old, is making homemade peanut and cashew … Continue reading

3 ways to raise tough kids

If you want your children to be successful, raise them to be emotionally and mentally tough. Tough people don’t get upset easily.  They are resilient in the face of adversity. They are great problem solvers, focusing on ways to deal … Continue reading

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