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How to Teach a Kid to Stop Interrupting in Three Steps

Unfortunately, suffering interruptions is how you mold a tiny, undeveloped brain that into a self-regulating adult mind.<p>While trying to write this …

Parenting

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

This Parenting Hack Keeps Kids From Being Glued to Their Devices All Summer

Back when I was a kid, there wasn't much in the way of screen time aside from giant box TVs and the early generations of Nintendo systems, so my friends and I spent the duration of our Summer vacations outside on our bikes, running through sprinklers, and climbing trees. Times have certainly …

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

10 Ways to Teach Children Impulse Control

A lack of impulse control is at the root of many behavior problems. An impulsive 6-year-old may hit when he doesn't get his way and an impulsive …

Parenting

Kids and Technology: When to Limit It and How

It seems these days that kids are operating electronic devices such as smartphones at extremely young ages. Just take a look around any local …

Kids

Free Meditation & Mindfulness Tool for Teachers

Mindfulness meditation is enjoying a moment in education. If you’re unfamiliar with the practice, mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing …

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind.<p>I know, you’d …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

Top 10 Ways to Use Montessori Principles for Summer Learning

Shares 1K<p>You don’t have to do “summer school” to use Montessori principles with your child this summer. There are lots of way to add learning …

Grace and Courtesy

Have you given much consideration to Grace and Courtesy lessons with your children? It's a topic I haven't written very much about but it's often on …

Is your child a fussy eater? Here's what NOT to say

So Britain's most hated vegetable has been reinvented just in time for Christmas. Waitrose has been working secretly with farmers to produce a sweeter, nuttier brussel sprout that, they say, will win over even the pickiest of kids. Bah humbug! Leave them on the shelf, I say – along with the chicken …

Japanese Crafts for Kids

<i>These Japanese Crafts for Kids are a great way for children to learn about Japan and it's culture, not to mention they're really fun crafts to …