When I was growing up, I remember that we had winners and losers. The Olympics awarded gold, silver and bronze metals to the winners, and everyone else did not win; they were the losers. School sports and professional sports always had a winner and a loser. Once your team lost enough games, you were simply […]
Boys and girls are offered and encouraged in only half of the learning and fun life makes possible. Why would you do that? Why would anyone box a child into a smaller personality than he or she actually is?
For children, who are learning how to make decisions intelligently, being bribed short-circuits this development....The child who does something because she will be rewarded is unable to see past the reward to the true values the rewarded actions support. She is a less-moral person.
News is everywhere. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, it’s always right there in your face. Therefore, this means that you cannot completely shield your children from it. You no longer have to turn on the TV and put it on a news channel to hear the news. If you have a […]
A colleague recently shared a story with me about her school-age son. He was with his soccer team, eating in a restaurant after a game. When his meal came, he reached for the ketchup and poured it all over his mini corn dogs. Only, it wasn’t ketchup…it was hot sauce. His meal was ruined, and […]
After viewing the documentary The Race To Nowhere (twice), I noticed that homework was a huge topic of discussion in the documentary created by Vicki Abeles. All ages of children discussed homework, teachers of various levels discussed homework and parents found it particularly a sore subject in the lifestyle of their family.