March 2017

The Life Lessons of Children

Adults who can recognize children as teachers can learn some life skills that might improve their own life experience.

Kids Using Smartphones

Worried about your kids using smartphones? Monitoring, use, and privacy guidelines for parents.

Kindling Your Child’s Enthusiasm for School

No other generation has had to cope with this ever-increasing fund of information. Improved technology and more information has led to more memorization & less meaningful learning.

Chaos at Home Can Hamper Parenting of ADHD Kids

Household chaos tends to have a direct negative effect on the emotions and behaviors of parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study by German researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt and the universities of Bremen, Heidelberg, Tübingen and Kiel.

Kids’ Poor Sleep Tied to Later Cognitive, Behavioral Issues

A new study find that children between the ages of 3 and 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control, and peer relationships in mid-childhood. Published in the journal Academic Pediatrics, the study found significant differences in the responses of parents and teachers to surveys regarding executive function — which includes attention, working memory, reasoning and problem solving — and behavioral problems in 7-year-old children depending on how much sleep they regularly received at younger ages. “We found that children who get an insufficient amount of sleep in their preschool and early ...

What if your child chooses to do Wrong?

Punishment drives the feelings underground and makes the bad behavior worse. Healing the feelings that are driving the behavior is what prevents a repeat of the misbehavior.

How Children Learn Right from Wrong

When children feel close to their parents, they want to "follow" them. Going against their parents would be going against the most important people in their lives.

Child Abuse Can Increase Risk of Adolescent Misbehavior

Researchers have discovered that an important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children. Experts believe this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns later in life. The theory holds that associative learning, or th...

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