Connecting With Your Children

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.

Kids & Data Privacy

There is a growing concern that companies are not doing enough to protect young children online.

How parents can teach perseverance

Use positive words, celebrate success, encourage kids to try new things; there are so many things parents can say and do to instill perseverance in their kids.

Neighborhood quality impacts kids’ behavior

According to experts, neighborhoods with abandoned homes and garbage-filled lots could be more than just eyesores for those living nearby. New research suggests the perceived quality of a neighborhood may influence a child’s behavior though his or her teens and possibly beyond.

Robot dog teaches right from wrong

Can devices like Alexa, Siri, and Hatchimals help your child determine right from wrong? A new study examines children’s behavior when they are introduced to a robot dog.

Let’s talk about math

For many parents, math brings up memories of flash cards and worksheets. How much of an impact does mom’s math talk have on their children’s understanding of math concepts?

Vaping: gateway to cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes have been described as products that let users wean themselves from tobacco, but could the opposite be true?