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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is now mostly about getting together as family, eating a big meal, and gearing up for the Christmas shopping.

Why Kids Should Learn How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

Why Kids Should Learn How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

Does keeping young people out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving do them a disservice?

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

President Lincoln did it during the Civil War. 

Psychologist: ‘Parenting Correctness’ Leading Parents Astray

Psychologist: ‘Parenting Correctness’ Leading Parents Astray

Psychologist John Rosemond said parents often buy in to these two myths on child discipline, neither of which is true or helpful.

The Dangerous Consequences of 'Distracted Parenting'
5 Reasons Parents Want Homework to Disappear

5 Reasons Parents Want Homework to Disappear

Parents in Spain are planning homework strikes in November for some of these same reasons.

Children Are Actually Getting Fatter on Summer Break
Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.

The 3 Top Reasons Parents Homeschool Children

The 3 Top Reasons Parents Homeschool Children

New statistics show homeschooling continues to grow in the U.S.

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

What is the appropriate age to leave a child home alone?

3 Reasons to Embrace the Single Life

3 Reasons to Embrace the Single Life

You can still live a meaningful, fulfilling, happy life without ever bringing a partner into the mix. 

Are Schools Flunking Their Primary Purpose?

Are Schools Flunking Their Primary Purpose?

Many young adults no longer know how to do simple, basic skills.

A Former Teacher’s Smart Advice on How to Fix Education

A Former Teacher’s Smart Advice on How to Fix Education

It offers benefits to students who want a challenge and those who need more time and help.

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Hate History? Rely Only on Textbooks

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Hate History? Rely Only on Textbooks

"Textbooks are so badly written. They're boring!"

Psychologist: What Happened to Common-Sense Parenting?

Psychologist: What Happened to Common-Sense Parenting?

Is it possible that we’ve taken parenting to an extreme that is hurting both adults and children?

‘Boys Are Stupid; Girls Are Awesome’ – Most TV Shows & Movies Today

‘Boys Are Stupid; Girls Are Awesome’ – Most TV Shows & Movies Today

On the 'Homer Simpsonization' of men

In Defense of Chores

In Defense of Chores

Chores cement children as part of the household and part of the family while giving them skills they will use throughout life.

Did Pediatricians Really Say More Screen Time is Okay?

Did Pediatricians Really Say More Screen Time is Okay?

Or are they only telling us what we all want to hear?

Want to See Your Child at School? Pass a Background Check

Want to See Your Child at School? Pass a Background Check

Are schools trying to remove parents from education?

‘Unhappily Unmarrieds’ – Are There More Than We Realize?

‘Unhappily Unmarrieds’ – Are There More Than We Realize?

"For me, the concept of being ‘happily unmarried’ doesn’t exist. It’s just a self-protection mechanism against sadness and rejection."

Women Still Need Men

Women Still Need Men

Enough with the man-hating

Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

What makes for a good life? We all strive for happiness, but does that do the trick?

Why Young Adults Can’t Get Off ADHD Drugs

Why Young Adults Can’t Get Off ADHD Drugs

What seemed like a quick fix for busy parents and teachers with energetic kids has now become a serious problem.

Is the Government Too Involved in Child-Rearing?

Is the Government Too Involved in Child-Rearing?

“I didn’t set out to be a radical, I just wanted my kids swaddled at day care.”

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

Never before in American history have so many men done absolutely nothing.

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

New research suggests it can thicken parts of your gray matter in some key areas.

6 Healthy Relationship Habits that are Often Mistaken as Unhealthy

6 Healthy Relationship Habits that are Often Mistaken as Unhealthy

John Gottman, a psychologist and relationship counselor, said these six things actually often are signs of a healthy relationship.

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