Back in the day—which for our purposes, we’ll define as the 1980s and ‘90s—parents operated differently.
The other children were heading home after school. But not Sabrina Benedict. A progression of mishaps had sent her into a tailspin. Earlier in gym class, a much smaller boy had sprinted toward her, scaring her. Then a teaching assistant had deviated slightly from their usual goodbye routine.
What is a parent's role in raising smart, confident and successful children? What matters? What doesn't? Though I am the mother of two happy and driven entrepreneurial sons, these are questions I never thought to ask.
My daughter is in her late 20s and I am 65. She was married last summer and has no children. I have felt for many years that she has kept me at arm’s length, starting in her early teens, and it seems to have worsened in recent years.
How do you raise kids in a country that seems to hate them? Say you give birth to a baby in America today.
As a Harvard-educated school counselor and parenting coach, I encounter many fathers who feel lost and out-of-touch when it comes to raising daughters. They often wonder if they should just sit on the sidelines.
There are people we really love — friends and family we consistently enjoy and feel strong affection for. There are people we completely despise — folks we positively can’t stand.
Whenever I teach about memory in my child development class at Rutgers University, I open by asking my students to recall their very first memories.
Though not at the very adorable winner, fortunately. Kelsey O’Hagan first heard about the Gerber Photo Search from a nurse at a doctor’s appointment for her now-12-month-old son, Everett.
If there are two things business leaders want to talk about besides businesses, two topics seem to live near the top of the list:This is why I jumped at the chance to talk with Rachael Katz and Helen Shwe Hadani, authors of the new book, The Emotionally Intelligent Child: Effective Strategies for Pa
In his letters, Seneca writes about the habit of finding one thing each day that makes you smarter, wiser, better. One nugget. One quote. One little prescription. One little piece of advice. And that’s how most of Seneca’s letters close: Here’s a lesson, he says. Here’s one thing.
On so many measures of family hardship, young children and their parents in the U.S. suffer more than their counterparts in other high-income nations. Babies are more likely to die and children are more likely to grow up in poverty. The U.S.
If you’re anything like me, you keep most of your kids’ copious artwork in one of three places: In an oversized plastic bin to be organized “one day” in the future, temporarily displayed so your child feels proud and validated, or the trash.
Suppose I were to tell you that a habit most parents discourage -- in fact, one that they might well have gotten into arguments with their kids over -; could actually lead to greater intelligence? Our subject today is about video games.