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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “How schools ruined …

Parenting

Photographer Captures The Soul Of The Forest With Stunning Animal Portraits

Konsta Punkka is a wildlife photographer from Finland who captures the everyday lives of some of Earth’s most skittish forest creatures. Armed with a …

Photography

How I learned from my sister that standardized tests have nothing to do with real life.

The 7th grader’s sext was meant to impress him. Then he shared it. It nearly destroyed her. | The Washington Post

Published on September 6, 2016<p>She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a <i>plunk</i> sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option.<p>“Moommm,” she called down the …

Middle School

Mom's Response To Being Called A 'Bad Mommy' Over Son's Tutu Goes Viral

The story ignited a huge response from the social media sphere.<p>After a stranger called her a bad parent for letting her son wear a tutu, a Massachusetts mom responded to the upsetting words with a powerful message.<p>Last week, Jen Anderson Shattuck posted a photo of her 3-year-old son Roo wearing a …

Finally, the Right Job Description for Parenting

I think the warrior is one who has the right job description for parenting.The warrior parent knows that it is not her job, nor her right, to protect …

Parenting

Don’t Be Pretty – Be Beautiful in 2014

Tish and I were walking together on the beach last week. She stopped to look out at the water so I did, too. She put her hand in mine, looked up at …

Addressing unconscious bias

Does lopsided male representation in media skew our perceptions? Geena Davis believes it does and corporations have a critical role in driving change.<p>…

How to Give Ownership of Practicing a Musical Instrument to Your Child

<b>Practicing a musical instrument regularly is tough for most kids.</b><p>That <i>does not</i> mean that when your child is giving you a hard time about practicing it …

ENGINEER EXPLAINS WHY COMMON CORE MATH IS A DISASTER

<b>[A state board of education member said this was one of the best articles against Common Core Math that she has read, and I agree with her. Cynthia</b> …

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me. She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set …

On Raising Beautiful, Butt-Kicking, Feminist Girls (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Girl Scouts)

Before I launch into this post about my eleven-year-long quest – nay, <i>struggle –</i> to raise girls who trust themselves, and honor themselves – and more …