Why Gender-neutral Parenting is Futile

I’ve never understood the idea that because a small number of people have a gender identity problem, that we should extend that problem to others, especially our own kids. “Offering kids the opportunity to pursue what they’d like, freed from societal expectations, is an undeniably positive thing — whether it has to do with toys, […]

Your kids should learn a musical instrument for their health

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You James Hudziak and his colleagues analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18, looking for relationships between cortical thickness and musical training. Previous studies the team had performed revealed that anxiety, depression, attention problems and aggression correspond with changes to cortical thickness. Hudziak and […]

Reading Readiness Has To Do With The Body 

I think we forget that children know automatically how to learn, we just have to give them the freedom to do so. Today’s kids sit more than ever. Babies spend hours confined in car seats and carriers rather than crawling, toddling, or being carried. As they get older their days are often heavily scheduled between educational […]

Are electronic devices to blame for moody and ADHD kids?

Psychology Today has an interesting article by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. suggesting that many of the common illnesses kids are diagnosed with these days, including ADHD, bipolar disorder and depression are the result of overuse of electronics. She recommends children with problems eliminate all electronics for several weeks to help them “reset”. Screentime Is Making […]