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By Shael Polakow-Suransky and Nancy Nager
NYTimes October 21, 2014
What do we want our children’s first experiences in school to be? What does a good education look like for 4-year-olds?
By Jon Hamilton, NPRed, August 6, 2014
When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.
By Maria Konnikova, NY Times, June 2, 2014
Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators . . . But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past.
By Adam Grant, NY Times, April 11, 2014
What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers.
An fascinating article by Dan Hurley, published in the New York Times Magazine’s February, 2014 issue, about the value of meditation and techniques used by scientists to study the effects of meditation on the brain. Illustration by Christopher Brand.
Over the last few decades, the differences in educational success between high- and lower-income students have grown substantially.
By Sean F. Reardon, The New York Times Online
By Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times
A growing body of research suggests that playing certain kinds of childhood games may be the best way to increase a child’s ability to do well in school.
Chart provided by Susan Stone, M.A., M.F.T.
Here’s a nice overview of sleeping norms for children, from 1 week to 8 years old.
By Dr. Sears
As with eating and sleeping, you can’t and shouldn’t force a baby to be dry or clean, but you can set the conditions that help baby train himself.
By Alfie Kohn, Young Children
The bad news is that the use of positive reinforcement really isn’t so positive. The good news is that you don’t have to evaluate in order to encourage.
By Alison Gopnik, Slate.com
New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire.