As we discussed in earlier posts, up to age four, your child’s brain is primed for, and receptive to, particular kinds of
The tales they see and hear there can feed their own developing literacy.
Child development experts continue to debate the iPad's potential to help and to harm.
Those political champions need to learn from places that have done this successfully -- even places with very different governmental models. On the one hand there is no doubt that there are innovative local parenting programs and early childhood education models underway.
It has been more or less 100 years since Freud wrote many of his groundbreaking books and papers on the human mind. And while some of his theories have been discredited, many major ideas have been borne out and are still relevant today.
Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?
Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? Surprisingly, given the importance of employment to well-being and the global economy, the link between self-control and job success has not been thoroughly studied. Until now.
I remember those days when my kids went from one birthday party to the next, eating what seemed like nothing but cake and ice cream. I also saw the parents who would try to get their kids to not eat the cake, even forbidding it due to the sugar overload for that particular day.
It's one thing for parents to tell their children to behave kindly toward others, and another for them to embody the message
Jackson analyzed two sets of data. One was the birth cohort of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which followed about