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Modern Childhood and the Death of the Seesaw

Modern Childhood and the Death of the Seesaw

There used to be a seesaw in every playground.

Are Children’s Lives Becoming Too Structured?

Are Children’s Lives Becoming Too Structured?

“Why do [children] ... prefer structured activities to unstructured ones and ... seek adult guidance rather than lead peers on their own?”

Psychologists: Boredom is Good for Children

Psychologists: Boredom is Good for Children

Continual adult-directed activities may be preventing creativity and innovation in children.
 

The Zero-Tolerance Police Nab 5-Year-Old Girl

The Zero-Tolerance Police Nab 5-Year-Old Girl

Her crime? Packing a toy gun that emitted soap bubbles. 

Should Children Have Rights?

Should Children Have Rights?

Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?

Study: Children Are Less Hyperactive When They Start School at Later Ages

Study: Children Are Less Hyperactive When They Start School at Later Ages

The last decade has seen a rapid rise of ADHD diagnoses in the U.S.

Is the Lack of Playtime Preventing Childhood Development?

Is the Lack of Playtime Preventing Childhood Development?

Today’s adults try and fix the problem that could have been prevented in the first place.