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Student Explains Why Pokémon Boom is Actually a Great Thing

Student Explains Why Pokémon Boom is Actually a Great Thing

Turns out there are a lot of positive benefits to playing Pokémon Go. Who knew?

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Why do Americans continue to have such confidence in their local schools?

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead’s 'Coming of Age in Samoa' is a cautionary tale of the consequences of agenda-driven social science.

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

“I ask that you... eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.

Children Should be Encouraged to Read Fantasy Fiction

Children Should be Encouraged to Read Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy fiction is often pooh-poohed by academics and intellectuals, but it can whet the appetite for learning.

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

My experience growing up in an urban gardening family suggests such might be the case, for gardening teaches children several important life lessons.

Black Families in Georgia Are Choosing to Homeschool

Black Families in Georgia Are Choosing to Homeschool

Is it a paradigm that could work across the country?

C.S. Lewis’ theory on why so many modern marriages fail

C.S. Lewis’ theory on why so many modern marriages fail

Are we placing too much emphasis on "being-in-love"?

Teacher: Embrace Books, Ditch Technology

Teacher: Embrace Books, Ditch Technology

Our classrooms should be places where we push back against technology, against a life largely circumscribed by screens.

Olympic Athlete: ‘I was born to have babies’

Olympic Athlete: ‘I was born to have babies’

Does society have a problem accepting the idea that motherhood can be a fulfilling and non-shameful role for a woman?

Are Schools Replacing Parents?

Are Schools Replacing Parents?

Are we encouraging parents not to fulfill their role in training their children because schools are doing it for them?  

Why cooking from scratch is still important

Why cooking from scratch is still important

Do we need to be more intentional in teaching our children the skills, knowledge, and wisdom they will need if convenience ever disappears?  

Award-Winning Teacher: 8 Problems Plaguing Children

Award-Winning Teacher: 8 Problems Plaguing Children

The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world.

Teacher: Public Schools Can’t Support Gifted Students

Teacher: Public Schools Can’t Support Gifted Students

Have we brought public education down to such a low shelf that average students are now "gifted"?

Psychologist: 8 Ways Parents Can Get a Child to Read

Psychologist: 8 Ways Parents Can Get a Child to Read

Is there a way for parents to encourage reading habits in children who may have learned to handle simple texts, but aren’t turning into avid readers?

Princeton Prof: The 3 Pillars of a Decent Society

Princeton Prof: The 3 Pillars of a Decent Society

Can we even agree on these? 

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Is it any wonder that there's a lack of good men? 

Chicago: 75% of Murdered Are Black, 71% of Murderers Are Black
Harvard Scientist Explains what Porn does to your Brain
Shakespeare: More Beneficial than Self-Help Books?

Shakespeare: More Beneficial than Self-Help Books?

Are we ignoring Shakespeare to our detriment?

Kids Today Need More (Not Less) Responsibility

Kids Today Need More (Not Less) Responsibility

Our society has a misguided fear of loading children down with “too much responsibility.”

Soaring Child Care Costs: Is there an Alternative?

Soaring Child Care Costs: Is there an Alternative?

Are parents shortchanging their abilities and their wallets by thinking they have to pay experts in order to foster that development in their child?

What Parents can do to Make Children Great Writers

What Parents can do to Make Children Great Writers

Statistics show that nearly three out of four high school seniors are unable to attain proficiency in writing.

Have Parents Forgotten to Teach the Magic Words?

Have Parents Forgotten to Teach the Magic Words?

Do parents need to begin raising their children to understand that they are not the center of the universe?

‘Why are we so miserable?’

‘Why are we so miserable?’

Thoughts from a professor on the hook-up culture.

How Equality Destroyed the Carnegie Family

How Equality Destroyed the Carnegie Family

Equality destroyed “Carnegie” the family in favor of Andrew the man.

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?”

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