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...

Why Mother Nature is the Therapy Your Child Most Needs

At a time when millions of kids are prescribed mind-interrupting pharmaceuticals, over-scheduled with activities, and bubble-wrapped to protect them from life's hard edges, it...

Why Middle School PE Sucks and How to Fix It

In case you missed it, The Atlantic recently ran a piece on that unique form of middle school torture better known as PE (or...

Helicopter Parents: Bad for Kids' Health

Anxious, obese, depressed, incapable, narcissistic, fragile. Just some of the terms being used to describe many of today's young people. Concerned by such reports,...

Study Shows Genetics Don't Doom Kids to Obesity

A new study shows that kids with so-called fat genes need not suffer that fate so long as they adopt a variety of lifestyle...

Helping Kids Understand and Overcome Loneliness

Rare is the parent who isn't at least a little nervous about their kids fitting in. We worry about them feeling isolated, disconnected, lonely....

New Developments on Kids and Concussions

Research into the effects of concussions on children's brains is urging longer waiting periods for healing, while also allowing kids to return to normal...

THE ARTS

Get Your Kids Into Music With Chrome Music Lab

My husband and I both played instruments growing up, so we sort of assumed that musical ability and interest was deeply embedded in our...

Pottery: Mud-Luscious, Anxiety-Calming, Creativity on a Wheel

Stick a gob of clay into a child's hands or onto a spinning wheel and watch a remarkable transformation take place: the child lapses...

Piano, Not Extra Reading, is Key to Kids' Language Skills

It's difficult getting kids (or adults, for that matter) to read these days. So if you're looking to improve your children's language skills, consider...

Music is Instrumental to Building Strong Parent-Child Bonds

Eager to build bonds with your preschooler that will last a lifetime? Want to close that gap growing between you and your teen? The...

Getting Teens High the Right Way

Your teenager wants to attend a party but your spidey sense is tingling. Years of experience - including memories of your own turbulent teen years...

How Theatre Builds Healthy Kids

Your son is more comfortable staring at the smartphone in his hand than making eye contact or verbally communicating with others. Your bright, intelligent...

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Summer Camp's Digital Cleanse

The nation's summer camps, which not so long ago primarily served as a fun-filled vacation for kids, have today taken on a far more...

Why Experiential Learning is Best for Kids

Want your kids to truly master a subject? Then put them in situations where they can experience - rather than merely be taught -...

What Horses Can Teach Kids

Got a sweet-natured daughter who needs to find her own voice? Have a thoughtful son who isn't inclined toward team sports? Eager to teach...

The Battle for Your Kids' Hearts and Minds

Any parent who has been driven half-mad by a child seemingly unable to put down the smartphone or stop playing video games is witnessing...

PARENT PERSPECTIVE

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...

Why Donating to Extracurricular Clubs is a Smart Investment

You're registering your child for a new extracurricular activity when you notice the 'donate' button. To give or not to give, that is the...

Our Obsession with Being Busy is Hurting Kids

Our obsession with being busy is hurting kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of experts, who warn that otherwise well-intentioned parents are...

EARLIER POSTS

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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