In today’s world, our children seem to need every advantage to succeed. Their time is precious and should not be wasted. School work is just the beginning and seemingly not enough to give kids a competitive advantage. So, should kids do chores? Or would that time be
How much do dads matter in children’s development? It was once thought that fathers only had a slight impact on their kids. Mothers were thought to have the major role. However, this view is beginning to change. “There’s this whole idea that grew out of past research
Is western society toxic to the development of children’s brains? We are routinely exposed to several classes of chemicals that are known to be harmful to neurodevelopment. Recently, a report stated that out of 163 potentially harmful chemicals, 90% of pregnant women tested positive for 62 of
I know about the pervasiveness of Princess Culture. My daughter loves nothing more than dressing up in sparkly pink princess dresses. She loves stories about princesses. She loves movies about princesses. Above all, she loves Disney princesses. The Problem With Princess Culture New research suggest that this
Having a baby is a joyous event. Surely that bundle of joy keeps on dishing out happiness? Just look at the photograph above, happy parents, happy child, the ideal happy family. But, are parents really happier than childless couples? The surprising answer to that is “maybe”. The
The Zika virus pandemic has been one of the big news stories of 2016. Why should a virus that causes mild discomfort in adults be so prominent in the news? One of the main reasons is the corresponding microcephaly pandemic, which is suspected to be caused by
Young people on average will have spent 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21. What effect has this on their brains?
Why science does not agree with Richard Dawkins or Germaine Greer.
Please be advised that the following article mentions a case of gun violence. Today’s Thought for Thursday deals with the important business of play. We know that it helps children learn. We know that it’s good for parents to get a few minutes peace! But are there
Prepare to be shocked by the results of an international survey of teens about Cyberbullying.