Parenting

This imbalanced, man-card mind-set is part of our legacy because children ape the attitudes of the parent whose gender matches their own. In a Time magazine article about this study, Harriet Tenenbaum, a co-author, observes, “Most parents say they ant boys to be more expressive but don’t know [they] are speaking differently to them…. These… Read more »

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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

There is a fair amount of evidence showing that when children view their abilities as more malleable and something they can change over time, then they deal with obstacles in a more constructive way,” says Gail Heyman, a professor of psychology at the University of California at San Diego who was not involved in this… Read more »

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The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions

Increasingly, research confirms the efficacy of explicit training in emotional intelligence starting at a very young age. According to multiple studies, preschoolers who participate in social-emotional skills programs exhibit less aggression and anxiety and become better social problem solvers.     http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/04/13/the-benefits-of-helping-preschoolers-understand-and-discuss-their-emotions/

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Moms, Let Dad Be Dad

   Marking the father’s day just passed this article highlights the  contribution of father’s input in the child’s development. It is important  not to get drawn into stereotyping mother’s and father’s approach but  instead to highlight the significance of difference and plurality in the  children’s life.   http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-dads-play-does-for-kids-1434476561

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