Why Specializing in One Sport is a Bad Idea

A new study conclusively demonstrates that athletes who specialize in one sport are 70 percent more likely to suffer an injury during the season. They're...

How to Ensure Your Kids Survive Your Midlife Crisis

It is one of life's unfortunate ironies that mom and dad often find themselves struggling with their sense of identity (aka the midlife crisis)...

Helicopter Dads Are Burning Out Their Kids

Unless you've been living in a cave or unable to hear because of the rotors roaring over your head you likely already know that...

The Growing Threat of Sextortion

Add sextortion to the list of predatory threats the Internet is delivering to your children's smartphones and computers. And the FBI says the threat...

Screens Really are Changing Kids' Brains

An important new study demonstrates that children who spend a significant amount of time staring at digital screens suffer from changes in their brain's...

Too Much Structure Makes Jack a Poor Strategist

We've touched on this topic before but a new study confirms what we've already come to understand about child development: over-scheduled kids are more...

June Ranks #1 for Kids' Drowning Deaths

With the summer swimming months upon us, it's important to remember that accidental drowning remains the top killer of kids younger than 5, and...

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Rethinking Extracurriculars in a Post-Pandemic World

Our children are coming of age in a world that will be very different from our own. And while every generation can say this,...

How to Ensure Your Kids Survive Your Midlife Crisis

It is one of life's unfortunate ironies that mom and dad often find themselves struggling with their sense of identity (aka the midlife crisis)...

Why American Kids Need More Play, Less Purpose in Life

"The opposite of play isn't work," said Brian Sutton-Smith. "It's depression." Which may help to explain why, in an era when play is being stripped...

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Why Kids Are Quitting Sports

In 2008, 45 percent of kids ages 6-12 played a team sport. Today, that figure is less than 37 percent. By 13, more than...

Why Specializing in One Sport is a Bad Idea

A new study conclusively demonstrates that athletes who specialize in one sport are 70 percent more likely to suffer an injury during the season. They're...

7 Traits of Highly Successful Coaches

Across any given year tens of millions of kids take to playing fields, ballparks, and courts where they will fall under the guidance of...

How Iceland Saved Its Youth

Over the past generation, Iceland underwent a remarkable transformation that saw its youth go from Europe's biggest consumers of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes to its...

Why Theatre is Great for Kids

It's a challenge all too familiar to parents. A child, usually though not always a son, who is quiet, socially withdrawn, more likely to follow...

5 Ways Painting Helps Kids

Albert Einstein maintained that a creative imagination was "more important than knowledge," and, alternatively, that "creativity is intelligence having fun." Perhaps nowhere is a...

Your Child's Brain on Music

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to...

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Over the past 20 years, the diet parents and schools are serving kids has deteriorated to the point the majority of their energy is...
Parents who are struggling to get their kids to eat healthier would be well advised to consider working with their kids - or their...
Even before the pandemic kids were getting far too much screen time. But with the pandemic forcing most kids into nearly a year of...

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