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I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …

Parenting

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

How to Teach a Potty Training Kid to Wipe Their Ass Properly

Kids learn to use the potty before they have the coordination to be any good at wiping, which can be a real mess.<p>By<p>Mar 22 2018, 1:45 PM<p>Toilet …

Parenting

The Brain-Boosting Tonic This Neurologist Drinks Every Morning

It may sound like hyperbole, but this morning juice recipe really did change my life. What we do first thing in the morning to feed our bodies can …

Wellness

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional 'networking' event, a cocktail party or dinner, do us all a favor: lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic …

George Mason University

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

Entertainment

How Meditation Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation are, as they say, "trending" these days, but with pretty good reason. You've probably heard a friend talking about the …

Mindfulness

Why Superfoods are the Food of the Future

Don't worry, carbs can still be in the picture.<p>January 22, 2018<p>With the New Year recently behind us, many people are going into 2018 with resolutions …

Don’t Let Kids Be the Number One Priority in Your Marriage, Say Experts

Look at the baby. Look at the baby.<p>Is it possible to even imagine not putting your kid first? Well, yes, say experts. In fact, it’s better for your …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Motivation

Marriage After Kids - It Ain't Pretty

Pre kids, me and Rob lived in London (Fulham dontcha know). I often bought beautiful clothes from All Saints and we used to meet up on the South Bank …

How to Raise a Prodigy

Can achievement be engineered?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>We know we’ve come to a crossroads when German childhood is being held up as an idealized model for Americans. It was, after all, Teutonic styles of child rearing that were …

Parenting

Meditation = Brain Training for Focus

<i>Athletes are using meditation to get an edge for these six reasons.</i> Work In<i> author Erin Taylor shares why you should add meditation to your daily</i> …

Meditation

The Games and Puzzles That'll Keep Your Kids Busy (and Learning!) in 2018

Finding the perfect board game or puzzle for the entire family to get in on and truly be able to participate in can be tough, we know. But in 2018, we're striving to have more family game nights with games and puzzles that are fun for the whole crew to play — and learn skills from!<p>Ahead, find our …

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

Meditation

Is this the reason marriages break up after kids?

He seems incapable of understanding that the last time his wife enjoyed some "my time" was when she had a functioning pelvic floor.<p>Of course, these …

How to Raise a Mentally Tough Daughter

Sponsored by<p>According to a performance sports psychology specialist.<p>By<p>Nov 21 2017, 1:41 PM<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with Chevrolet’s</i> …

Self-help

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids | Inc.com

Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, you're a terrible mom. Be authoritative, but not authoritarian. Keep tech use within healthy bounds, but …

Parenting

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …

Positive Thinking

Why did you become a parent? The answer could help you be a better one

<b>(CNN) —</b> Have you ever asked yourself why you wanted (or want) to have children?<p>Those who wrestled with the decision or struggled to conceive a child have probably thought about it a good deal. And some have always known the answer, maybe since they were kids themselves.<p>But for many parents and …

Parenting

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Productivity and Parenthood

If you’re ever trying to balance being productive with hanging out with your kids, <b>it’s time to reevaluate how you’ve framed ‘productivity’</b>. Being a …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

10 Educational Apps For Preschoolers, So You Can (Hopefully) Poop In Peace

For the (many) parents out there who allow their kids to have screen time, finding apps that are fun, engaging, age-appropriate, and somewhat …

Kids

The simple step parents can take to teach their kids persistence and grit

You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never seen this type of tomato container before, you have opened many similar ones in the …

Give Kids Gifts That Are Not Toys Because They Already Have Too Many

As kids rip open their birthday or holiday gifts with cake-fueled glee, parents brace themselves for the aftermath: a house cluttered with toys that …

Kids

I stopped forcing my kids to say thank you, and they learned true gratitude

Imagine that you and I are chatting in the foyer of your home with our kids nearby, continuing to goof off together at the conclusion of this playdate. Our conversation dwindles to a natural end, and it’s time for my child and me to leave. I thank you for hosting; you reply with something pleasant. …

Parenting

Research report: How to have a happy family in 7 steps

1) Having dinner together matters<p>Kids who have dinner with their families do better across pretty much every conceivable metric.<p>A recent wave of …

Brigham Young University

5 Key Ways to Help Your Child Build Character

Provided by JIF®<p>Positive traits like manners and compassion don’t magically appear overnight—they take practice, patience and gentle reinforcement. Try these smart strategies to introduce and instill important characteristics that will help your kids succeed.<p>TEACH: Confidence<p>Provide children with …

Kids