When kids grow up with no responsibilities and have everything they need or want given to them freely, there is only one possible outcome: spoiled, entitled brats. This does not mean that they’re bad kids or that selfish behaviors can’t be turned around. It just becomes exponentially more difficult with age, because the patterns and […]
It’s so easy, tempting, and perhaps even automatic for adults to label children. It’s equally easy not to notice how labeling puts kids into particular boxes that over time, they conform to and identify with. Did that ever happen to you? The following real-life story is taken from How to Talk so Kids Can Learn […]
Naptime has never looked more stunning. This is one of the coolest projects I’ve seen this year! Queenie Liao is an artist and a mother of three boys. Her album, Wengenn in Wonderland, is an amazing compilation of over 100 photos exploring the dream-time adventures of her child Wengenn. It’s beautiful, creative, and deserves to […]
It’s easy for me to take reading for granted. I had successful and educated parents who read with me regularly, I went to good schools, and did not struggle with any learning disabilities. There are many in this country who are not as fortunate. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers: Unlocking Life’s Potential by Inspiring Literacy at […]
The following video featuring Kid President is a funny and loving reminder of how awesome moms are, and how important it is for moms to relax and spend time with their kids. Enjoy! Would you add anything to Kid President’s list? Share below!
My mom read to my brother and I every night when we were kids. One of our favorite books was The Book of Virtues for Young People, by William J. Bennett. It wasn’t the catchiest title for me when I was little, but this book was filled to the brim with amazing stories and poems […]
I generally do not condone violence. That being said, there are consequences to every action, and teenage boys frequently test people’s boundaries. As 14 year old Sam discovered, we all learn some things the hard way. Years ago when I taught at a private K-12 school in Ann Arbor, MI, we took students on a […]