Smartphones making children borderline autistic, warns expert

The Telegraph – Javier Espinoza ” Children struggle to read emotions and are less empathetic than a generation ago because they spend too much time using tablets and smartphones, a leading psychiatrist has warned. Iain McGilchrist said children as young as...

Why We Need to Stop Ignoring Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post UK – Dr. Sally Norton “In the UK, one in five children age 10-11 are obese and one in three are overweight or obese, with those figures steadily on the rise. It didn’t come as much of a surprise then, to see recent statistics...

How to pick the right school for your child

News Herald – Juliann Talkington It is hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about what school your child will attend in the fall. Registration for some schools has already begun.   Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce the anxiety...

More Middle-Class Families Choose Charters

Education Next – Richard Whitmire “There didn’t appear to be anything extraordinary about this December morning gathering of about 40 middle-school parents in the multipurpose room at BASIS San Antonio North charter school. The topic: a “charters 101”...

More time isn’t always better for your kids

The Washington Post – Melissa Milkie, Kei Nomaguchi and Kathleen Denny “In a recent study, we looked at whether the amount of time mothers spend with their children is related to children’s and adolescents’ well-being. The study garnered a lot of attention...

Parenting for Powerful Learning: 35 Tips

The Huffington Post – Tom Vander Ark “The first job of parents as Chief Growth Officer is to make learning a priority…That means making school and schoolwork a priority. But there’s a lot more you can do without a lot of extra effort or expense...