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The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting

"There are signs of a backlash, led by so-called free-range parents, but social scientists say the relentlessness of modern-day parenting has a powerful motivation: economic anxiety. For the first time, it’s as likely as not that American children will be...

LI District: Opt-Outs May Bring State Downgrade

"A statewide effort to deal with massive student test boycotts has sparked debate in the Island Park school district, where officials contend that one of their schools could face academic sanctions because of opt-outs there. Island Park's school superintendent, Rosmarie Bovino, recently posted a letter on...

How to Say No Effectively

"There are so many reasons why for many youth screen time has crowded out activities and interactions that would benefit them—in other words, why they are experiencing excessive screen time.One of the reasons is the inner discomfort that many parents...

What Would a City That is Safe for Women Look Like?

"Part of the problem is that cities have been “planned by men, for men”, says Somoggi, who lives in London but is originally from São Paulo.While sprawling metropolises cannot simply be razed and rebuilt, a number of measures can be...

Like Tomboys and Hate Girlie Girls? That’s Sexist

"In our attempt to free ourselves from the history of women's oppression, we may have internalized a sexism that makes us want to shut off whole strains of items and experiences — to steer clear of pink or ballet or...

School Lockdowns in America

“Lockdowns save lives during real attacks, but even when there is no gunman stalking the hallways, the procedures can inflict immense psychological damage on children convinced that they’re in danger. And the number of kids who have experienced these ordeals...

The Let Grow Project

"Why do children not have the same rights as prisoners? A report on U.S. schools by the CDC identified only eight states that have policies requiring daily recess. But the "United Nations Standards of Human Rights" endorses that federal prisoners have at least...

How to Increase Self-Confidence: Choose Your Words Carefully

'The words we use every day have a profound impact — language shapes our relationships with people and things.The way you talk to yourself is the way you love yourself — your self-talk shapes your identity.Building self-confidence requires more than words. However, multiple studies indicate that...

Help! My 11-Year-Old Daughter Has Ruined One of My Oldest Friendships

"Q. My daughter’s new friends: I’ve been best friends with “Claudia” for most of my life. Until recently, our 11-year-old daughters “Maggie” (mine) and “Laura” (hers) were inseparable. This spring, Maggie began hanging out with a more “popular” group of kids;...

What Do Teachers Do with All Those Holidays

"Contrary to popular kid mythology, teachers don’t stay at school over the holidays. Well, I presume that’s what kids think because when you do see a child while you’re on holidays they look truly shocked. The wonder and awe that...

The Great Spiritual Lessons Every Child Should Learn

"If you have a deep faith and keep the rituals and calendar of your religious tradition, then you’ve probably given a lot of thought to your child’s spiritual development and have it all mapped out. If, on the other hand,...