This question originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. Answer by Julie Lythcott Haims, author, New York Times best-seller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; … [Read more...]
Montessori at Home
Bringing Montessori principles into your home is a valuable bridge to what your child learns at school.
In “The Pout-Pout Fish” children’s picture book, the author weaves words like “aghast” and “grimace” into a story about a fish who thought he was destined to “spread the dreary-wearies all over the place” until...well, no need to spoil the ending. Finding such rich language in a picture book is not unusual, and reading … [Read more...]
When parents read to their children the difference shows in children's behavior and academic performance. And according to a new study, the difference also shows in their brain activity. Researchers looked at children ages 3 to 5 who underwent brain scans called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while … [Read more...]
Family physician, psychologist and author Leonard Sax wants parents to know that they are “raising kids wrong.” The author of “Boys Adrift” and “Girls on the Edge” has written a new book, “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt our Kids when We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups.” “Most American parents are completely confused … [Read more...]
In the early stages of life, peer play is an important factor in the developmental growth of a child. It is during play and children's interactions with peers when many essential and vital skills are learned, from social connections to emotional, language, and cognitive abilities. Associate Professor of Psychology at … [Read more...]