Hiroki Matsuuchi

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Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement<p>One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, …

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

I'm on the road this week, giving talks on my new book about learning to fail better: that is, first, to give ourselves the permission to take on …

Kids Can Use Smartphones Before They Learn To Write Their Names And Tie Their Shoes, Survey Says

Kids around the world may be separated by land and sea, but many seem to have one thing in common: They know a <i>lot</i> about technology.<p>AVG, a computer security software company, surveyed 6,017 parents from the U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Australia, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand …

Dear 'Daddy' in Seat 16C

Dear "Daddy,"<p>I don't know your name, but Kate called you "daddy" for the entire flight last week and you kindly never corrected her. In fact, you didn't even flinch as you could probably tell that she was not confusing you with her own "daddy," but instead making a judgment regarding your level of …

Talking To Babies In Their Own Language

Here’s an experiment you may have seen in real life: take a college-educated professional and put them in front of a cooing baby. All of a sudden, their erudite language turns to mush as they try to communicate with an infant.<p>Infant-directed speech, also known as motherese (or parentese for gender …

13 Life Hacks for Career-Loving Moms and Dads

I know it, you know it: There’s not enough time in the day. Raising a family and having a full-time job requires maintaining a rigorous schedule and …

Parenting

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

Nutrition

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

GoldieBlox commercial rewrites the Beastie Boys, urges young girls to pursue engineering, is fabulous.

This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt …

Mindfulness for New Fathers

For new fathers, mindfulness really boils down to paying close attention to the subtlest shifts in your partner and baby, maintaining a feeling of connection to both of them, and being able to observe your own feelings rise and fall without becoming reactive. This feeling of connection can …