Why do kids need to learn ‘soft skills’?

Philly.com – W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP “In today’s global economic climate, employment and productivity are as dependent on academic and technical skills as they are soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are sometimes referred to as “people...

Pressuring Kids about Food Can be Detrimental, Study Says

Education News – Grace Smith “A new study shows that when parents use either restriction or pressure-to-eat measures, children and adolescents have a higher risk for becoming overweight and/or having eating disorders, according to lead author Jerica M....

14 Practical Ways to Instill Gratitude in Our Children

The Huffington Post – Anna Partridge “…in a world of abundant opportunity and access to “stuff,” how do we instill a sense of gratitude in our children? The definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show...

Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

The Huffington Post – Alan E. Guttmacher “…reading is a wonderful way to expand children’s worlds and to bond children and caregivers, and one that can start at birth. It also is a crucial way to help children gain the language and literacy...

Waiting to specialize means more career options

News Herald – Juliann Talkington According to Education Week, the US graduation rate is less than 70% and the Florida graduation rate is only about 57%. With this type of graduation data it is not surprising that policy makers are desperate to find ways to...

Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help

The New York Times – Jan Hoffman “A common impairment with lifelong consequences turns out to be highly contagious between parent and child, a new study shows. The impairment? Math anxiety. Means of transmission? Homework help. Children of highly...