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New research from Pew may reignite the debate over parenting styles in the United States. Parents have previously defined their particular “style” by thinking in terms of key areas, such as sleep or discipline. Terms such as “attachment parenting” or “permissive parenting” have been helpful terms for parents with infants and toddlers. However, they seem… Read More
A response to: “Steve Jobs was a Low Tech Parent” This week parents learned that Steve Jobs was a “low tech” dad at home. His children didn’t spend the evenings hopping from one glorious iPad to another. They did have a regular family dinner, and (gasp) read books. The article by writer Nick Bilton served as a wake-up… Read More
Despite what your children are telling you, less screen time and more time doing chores actually makes them happier. It’s true, more chores actually makes children happier. Responsibility helps to raise a child’s self esteem, and household chores help to build something called “grit” in children. Grit is defined as the ability to perform a… Read More
Media matters when it comes to academics… more than we previously thought. Research for The Learning Habit uncovered a threshold for media use in children. This is a specific amount of time in which the use of electronic media decreases a child’s grades, grit scores, social development and emotional well-being. The discovery of a media threshold… Read More
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Dr. Robert M. PressmanDirector of research for the New England Center of Pediatric Psychology, board certified in Family Psychology
Rebecca JacksonNeuropsychological Educator, Speaker, and Co-Author of The Learning Habit
Stephanie Donaldson-PressmanFamily Therapist, Lecturer, and Co-Author of The Learning Habit
- MUST Read! via @StanfordED on #educational book "THE LEARNING HABIT"
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- Make sure we count girls, and count on girls.
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