MaryJo Morrison Hoefer

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Why Your Preschooler Still Needs Naptime

The latest study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> found that doing away with naptime actually interferes with your …

Want Your Preschooler to Succeed? Make Sure He Gets... a Nap

If you want your preschooler to get a leg up on school, the best thing you can do may be to make sure he gets a nap after lunch.<p>That's the finding of a study just released in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>. Researchers studied 40 preschool-aged children between 3-5 years of age …

Naps During School? For Preschoolers, Yes

Think nap time for preschoolers during the school day might be time better spent in educational activities? Think again. New research shows that a midday nap may play a crucial role in enhancing memory and boosting learning capabilities in preschool-age children.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Preventing Bullying By Preschool

I was bullied for three years when I was a kid. Second, third and fourth grades were a constant refrain, of "What's that smell? Oh, it's Marilynn," "It's an earthquake! No, just Marilynn," or my personal favorite, "You're dead outside." I guess the truth is that I felt dead inside already. I'd like …

Parenting

Does Preschool Actually Help Kids Succeed?

<i>After the State of the Union speech, Head Start is back in the news, along with the controversy over early childhood education.</i><p>Gary Cameron/Reuters<p>As predicted, President Obama's State of the Union address contained a wealth of education initiatives, including a new grant program aimed at ensuring …

Would you read novels aimed at 'new adults'?

The latest publishing buzz is 'new adult' fiction, aimed at readers aged 14 to 35. Do you buy into it?<p>Publishers love creating new genres in order to try to sell more books and the newest addition to the genre pool is "new adult" fiction. That's the label that has been created for books in which …

23 Books For Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List

Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen …

26 young adult novels turned into films