Researchers have proven, to the chagrin of Martha Stewart moms, that kids learn better when they get messy.
I think we do kids a disservice by talking about adult life as if it’s immensely harder than childhood. It’s not. In fact, in many ways, childhood is harder.
Regardless of whether one considers thumb-sucking to be a bad habit or harmless self-soothing, one thing is clear: Shame doesn’t help. It hurts.
While sharing might never come naturally for my kid, I don’t believe the simple act of sharing is the be-all, end-all.
Bullying behavior almost always has a source. When kids are young, it’s important to discover that source and nip it in the bud.
These videos are like creepy commercials for toys, except they are much more interesting and addictive to kids than actual commercials.