Gender Neutral: Based on the #BBC Documentary “No More Boys and Girls”

What this means and how it translates to the success of your “Family Teams” to make an equal world for boys and girls. by Paula-Elizabeth Jordan I was inspired to write this article after a conversation with one of my closest friends. She informed me about a documentary she had seen about “being Gender [...]

Three Simple Ways to Teach Kids That Love Is Love

by Amy Miller “No one in America should be afraid to walk down the street holding the hand of the person they love.”  - Barack Obama That is a beautiful thought. Isn’t it? Thankfully, the last decade has seen great progress toward acceptance of diversity in relationships, but kids are still exposed to judgmental [...]

2018-03-22T14:27:38+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Benevolence, Compassion|

Curiosity or Anxiety?

by Dana E. Baker Kids are curious. Very curious. And we like that, we want that, we encourage that. Curiosity leads to interest, to learning, to an engaged child. But what if it leads to something else? That curiosity sometimes masks anxiety. It took me a while to notice, to see that there was [...]

2018-03-22T14:20:27+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Awareness, Communicativeness, Courageousness|

The Truth About Why Your Kid Lies

by Dana E. Baker Are you ever completely baffled by your kids? Like you have no understanding of why they’re acting in a certain way? The one that always gets me is lying. I catch him lying, he knows he's lying, he knows I know he’s lying...and he lies anyway. And keeps doing it. What is that? [...]

Why Manning Up is Killing You

by Mike Sweeney I couldn’t believe what I was hearing on this gloriously sunny day. Whilst out walking the dog I heard this Dad shouting at his son. “Come on, you’re fine,” he said whilst walking ten meters ahead of his son. His little boy, who must have only been about five years old, was [...]

Why Having the Sex Talk Early and Often With Your Kids is Good for Them

Veronica I. Johnson, The University of Montana and Guy Ray Backlund, New Mexico State University Parents may be uncomfortable initiating "the sex talk," but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about sex and sexuality. Kids learn early what a sexual relationship looks like. Broaching the topic of sex can be awkward. [...]

2018-03-06T15:40:03+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Accountability, Parenting, Relationships, Social Issues|

Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness

Jessica Flannery, University of Oregon; Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon, and Jennifer Pfeifer, University of Oregon You know the conventional wisdom: Adolescents are impulsive by nature, like bombs ready to go off at the most minor trigger. Parents feel they must cross their fingers and hope no one lights the fuse that will lead to [...]

2018-03-09T01:43:06+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Courageousness, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Social Issues|

Our Kid’s Clothing Might be the Lesson We Need

by Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer Over the summer, I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen in a few years who was with her almost twelve-year-old daughter. From a distance I mistook the daughter for her son; because she was wearing gym shorts, a black sweatshirt and a baseball cap over newly cropped [...]

Girls Aren’t Meaner Than Boys. It Only Looks That Way.

by Lisa Damour Girls can be mean. Really mean. Yet despite their widespread reputation for cruelty, we have little evidence that girls are meaner than boys. It’s no surprise to learn that boys are more likely than girls to use physical aggression, but we also know that boys surpass girls when it comes to attacking [...]

2018-03-09T01:34:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Benevolence, Education, Parenting, Social Issues|

How Talented Kids from Low-Income Families become America’s ‘Lost Einsteins’

Alexander Bell, Harvard University; John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Raj Chetty, Stanford University, and Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political Science Innovation is widely viewed as the engine of economic growth. To maximize innovation and growth, all of our brightest youth should have the opportunity to become inventors. But a study [...]

2018-03-09T01:40:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Fairness, Parenting, Social Issues|