The Truth About Why Your Kid Lies

2018-03-09T01:23:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Accountability, Communication, Communicativeness, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Respectfulness, Social Issues|

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

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

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. [...]

Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree

2018-03-09T01:46:21+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Awareness, Conscientiousness, Education|

Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts Boston How much education does a preschool teacher need? When the District of Columbia announced in March that it would require an associate's degree for all lead teachers at child care centers who work with children up to age 5, the reaction was widely negative. Journalist Matthew Yglesias tweeted that [...]

Willingness – the x-factor of success

2018-03-09T01:46:28+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Conscientiousness, Health, Psychology|

by Judy Guess, PhD   We all reach those points in our life when real change occurs. We reach the points when our tomorrows will be better because we are not just capable of change, but we are suddenly willing to change.   Willingness to change For me, change occurs when I realize that my [...]

Untrustworthy Memories Make it Hard to Shop Ethically

2018-03-09T01:48:53+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Accountability, Psychology, Social Issues|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

Teach your child to fail and win

2018-03-09T01:52:35+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Accountability, Communication, Courageousness, Education, Parenting|

Teach your child to fail and win Failing is inevitable, necessary and good! “You will fail,” are three important words your child needs to hear from you often.  Let’s face it, none of us enjoy failing or watching our child fail, but it is an important part of the learning process. We can [...]

A Parent’s Guide to Ending Sexual Harassment and Assault

2018-03-09T01:50:42+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Accountability, Benevolence, Parenting, Social Issues|

Merle H. Weiner, University of Oregon The resignation of three members of Congress – John Conyers, Al Franken and Trent Franks – should serve as a reminder to parents to talk to their children about sexual misconduct. As a law professor with a focus on domestic and sexual violence, I know that the law alone [...]

Is it OK to spank a misbehaving child once in a while?

2018-03-09T01:53:34+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Accountability, Health, Parenting, Social Issues|

Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University Spanking, or, as it’s formally known, “corporal punishment,” has been much in the news of late. Out on the presidential campaign trail there was Senator Ted Cruz’s revelation that If my daughter Catherine, the five-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking. And recently, in Canada, [...]

“Outside the Box” Books: Holiday Gifts for the Kids on Your List

2018-03-09T01:54:06+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Accountability, Awareness, Benevolence, Communicativeness, Compassion, Conscientiousness, Cooperativeness, Courageousness, Education, Entertainment, Forgiveness, Generosity, Parenting, Respectfulness, Social Issues|

Lacey Byrne, Staff Writer I’m a book lover and love sharing new authors with friends or discussing a book that I couldn’t put down. I get excited when I find a gift book that I think is “perfect” for someone in my life. Lately I’ve been SO impressed with all the inspiring books that I’ve [...]

Book Review: “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood”

2018-03-09T01:54:41+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Accountability, Communicativeness, Compassion, Conscientiousness, Parenting, Psychology|

by Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R Finally read this book, “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood,” by Lisa Damour, PhD. My father had recommended it! You need to run and get it. Calling all parents of teen girls. Everything I’ve been intuitively doing is right here in elegant subtlety. It’s not [...]