Hey teachers, behavior charts are not the problem. Here’s why

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Last week, Wendy Thomas Russell wrote a column for PBS Newshour, outlining the reasons behavior charts should not be used in the classroom... Read more

Back to school advice from Healthy Kids bloggers

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It’s that time of year again, we’ve asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to offer the best advice for parents to keep in mind as the... Read more

Mindful ignoring for parents: Let your kids figure it out

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To be clear, I’m not in the practice of ignoring my children. In fact, I find that it is very difficult for me to ignore my kid’s... Read more

Is the new SAT an improvement?

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As adults, we praise innovation. Companies such as Apple and Google are known as “innovative,” and make a point to hire creative... Read more

5 things to do before yelling at your kids

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As parents, many times our frustrations with our children can bubble over. Maybe your son refuses to do something that you asked him, or your... Read more

How healthy is your child’s school?

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Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its Healthy Schools initiative, providing federal funding to states to reduce... Read more

Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

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Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational... Read more

Why tattling can be a good thing

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As parents, we have all been there: your 5-year-old son is playing nicely with another child on the playground and then chaos ensues. Your... Read more