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This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

Kids

10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Raising ‘Smart Enough’ Kids

Raising kids doesn’t appear on any lists of the world’s most stressful jobs but  —  no disrespect to mountain guides or stuntmen  —  I think …

You Don't Have to Banish Your Phone to Be a Good Parent

If you don't remember what your kid looks like without a puppy filter though, maybe put down your device for a minute.<p>When I was growing up, a selfie wasn't even a thing, let alone a dictionary-defined action that requires skill and several takes to avoid fat-face syndrome. But today, little …

Social Media

“O maior problema da educação é a tradição”

Existe uma grande inquietação da sociedade acadêmica quando o assunto é ensinar e aprender. Uma série de novas hipóteses têm sido lançadas e …

Eight Surprising Ways To Improve Your Baby's Sleep - Without Sleep Training!

When you have a poor sleeper, it can often seem as if every other child in the world is sleeping better than yours. In truth, babies and toddlers who …

7 key phrases Montessori teachers use and why we should use them, too

Montessori can be hard to sum up in just a few words—it is a philosophy on education and child development that runs deep. It’s a way of seeing the …

Parenting

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 12 Things in Common

<i>This story originally appeared on businessinsider.com.</i><p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome …

working knowledge

‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Why French kids are more well-behaved, polite, and autonomous than American kids

If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, consider this: According to Druckerman, French parents have social lives and do things like sleep and have sex.<p>Sound interesting? These Crib Notes provide the book's main takeaways and most actionable advice.<p>How French parents talk to infants<p><b>They are</b> …

Child Care

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

15 ensinamentos da Pedagogia Montessori para os pais

A linha pedagógica montessoriana, proposta pela médica e pedagoga italiana Maria Montessori (1870-1952), foi uma das primeiras a inserir questões …

Carolyn Hax: How to raise grateful, caring children

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: My family is extremely lucky — enough to eat, a safe place to live, health, loving extended family.</i><p><i>I have two small children, and I want them to understand just how lucky we are, and that we should be grateful and give back. How can we encourage</i> …

Parenting

How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Relationship

Romantic relationships offer some of life’s greatest joys. They can also cause great pain. As we open ourselves up to another person, we leave …

Self-help

A Guide to the Moral Development of Preschoolers

As your little one grows, he’ll develop a sense of morality—those principles that affect how he treats other people and how he views justice. His …

Parenting

Montessori = creativity unleashed | Judi Bauerlein | TEDxLivermore

Por que é bom deixar seus filhos se entediarem

As férias de verão e as festas de final de ano já estão aí. A iluminação e a decoração de prédios e avenidas, a falsa neve das vitrines e a agitação …

'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

As a new parent, Jack Gilbert got a lot of different advice on how to properly look after his child: when to give him antibiotics or how often he should sterilize his pacifier, for example.<p>After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University …

Microbiology

5 ideias sobre como conversar com seu filho pequeno para 'construir' seu cérebro

Como o acesso à linguagem afeta o desenvolvimento e o aprendizado de bebês e crianças pequenas? A cirurgiã pediátrica americana Dana Suskind passou a investigar a fundo essa questão ao operar bebês com problemas auditivos.<p>Ela percebeu que, entre os bebês que recebiam implantes cocleares (implantes …

11 maneiras de relaxar de verdade

Deixe a insegurança de estar sendo improdutivo de lado e aproveite os momentos livres<p>Chegar em casa, deitar no sofá e ler um livro é a meta de muitas …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

7 Ways to Develop Trust With Your Teen Using Parental Intelligence

It's so important to develop a trusting relationship with your teen. But teens like to feel independent. So how do you do it without feeling intrusive? How do you respect your teen's need for autonomy and developing their own ways of doing things without feeling you are peering down at them with …

Parenting

Yes! Your Kids Need Chores: An Open Letter To Parents of Teens

Teens, like the rest of us need to LOVE, to PLAY and to feel NECESSARY. As parents we all try as hard as we can to make our kids feel loved even though they don't always seem to receive our well-intentioned feelings that way, right? And, yes we love to see our kids laughing,having friends and …

The Teenage Brain: Stress, Coping, and Natural Highs

In order to foster a sense of resilience and encourage healthier ways to cope with life, we need to educate young people about natural highs. Over …

Mindfulness

Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew

1. Respect me. I'm my own person, not just your kid. Sometimes I might have opinions that differ from yours. Sometimes I just want to be your baby. Respect me either way.<p>2. I still want to have fun with you, and feel like home is safe and happy. Smile at me.<p>3. I need to make some of my own choices, …

Parenting

Why Adolescents Can't "Keep It All Together"

Adolescence requires playing catch up to cope with growing complexity in life<p>To varying degrees, parents commonly wonder: “Why can’t my teenager keep …

Teens

5 Tips To Make Parenting Your Teen a Joy (for Real)

<i>By Toby Dauber for KnowMore.tv</i><p>Many parents expect the teenage years to be a trial they will have to endure. They've been warned that their previously successful parenting strategies are about to become useless and their previously delightful, loving children are about to become moody, …

Parenting