Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods. Continue reading
Natalie Warne did not let being too young stop her from running a successful campaign for the Invisible Children project. In a recent speech to other teens and young adults, she called on young people everywhere not to let age stop them from changing the world. Continue reading
Most 12-year-old boys love playing video games — Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like “Bustin Jeiber,” a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers. Continue reading
Raising generous children is a process, and there will be times when you’ll experience disappointment and dismay at your child’s selfish impulses. However, if you continue modeling the behaviors you want to encourage, helping your child remember to think of others before herself, and talking about lapses in judgment, you’ll be teaching her the right lessons.
The holidays are a time of giving, but kids often think the holidays are all about what they are going to get. Battling your child’s natural selfish inclinations isn’t easy, but it is worth it. Take some time this holiday season to win the battle for their attitudes. The rewards will stretch far beyond the holidays. Continue reading
Becoming mindful is, indeed, a simple concept, but it is not always an easy task to accomplish. The reason for the difficulty is that our brains have been conditioned to put all of our attention on past events or fretfully construct and contemplate our future. Continue reading
Unfortunately, many parents allow career ambitions, community involvements, and personal interests to rob them of valuable time with their children. While those things are important, they should not be allowed to supplant your relationship with your child. Continue reading
Many times, parents are overwhelmed with their own struggle with mortality and they feel somewhat vulnerable in the face of the youthful actions and carefree style of teens. But your budding adult needs for you to remember that their healthy journey into adulthood is dependent upon a sound relationship with you – their parent. Continue reading