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Preschool CAN Help Kids—If it Includes This Element, Study Finds

Preschool CAN Help Kids—If it Includes This Element, Study Finds

Finally, a victory for universal preschool, right? Not so fast.

Does Watching TV Together Count as ‘Family Bonding’?

Does Watching TV Together Count as ‘Family Bonding’?

A new study found that is the most common activity used to ‘bring the whole family together.’

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

The best way “to raise emotional tyrants” is to “feed the beast.”

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

After the first presidential debate of 2016, CNN decided to see what the kids thought of the spectacle. The answer? Not much:

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Mall of America officials announced they will not participate in the Black Friday creep which has overtaken Thanksgiving.

10 Things Alexander Hamilton Said He Wanted in a Wife
Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Simple wisdom that's relevant for our time.

5 Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids

5 Reasons Millennials Don’t Want Kids

Are their reasons persuasive?

How Summer Camps and Scout Groups Turn Kids into Citizens

How Summer Camps and Scout Groups Turn Kids into Citizens

Boy Scouting and many residential summer camps teach essential life skills – such as a cooperative work ethic and active civic engagement.

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Here are the five things kids will remember of you.

Why the U.S. Education Secretary is Wrong on Homeschooling

Why the U.S. Education Secretary is Wrong on Homeschooling

Is it time we put to rest the idea that homeschoolers are social outcasts?

Mediocrity: The Force Driving Parents to Homeschool?

Mediocrity: The Force Driving Parents to Homeschool?

“Most public schools are good at doing what they’re intended to do – provide a uniform ‘education’ to the masses. If you want that, go for it."

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

Amy Schumer: Unlikely but Persuasive Defender of Marriage

The often ribald comedian shared some surprising reflections on the importance of marriage.

Doctor: Excusing Kids from Chores is “a Mistake”

Doctor: Excusing Kids from Chores is “a Mistake”

Eighty-two percent of today’s parents did chores as a child, but only 28 percent of them expect the same out of their own children.  

 15 Hilarious Comics That Illustrate the Struggles of Being a Parent

15 Hilarious Comics That Illustrate the Struggles of Being a Parent

Brian Gordon is one dad who understands this just as well as anyone.

Is Marriage the Key to Higher Grad Rates?

Is Marriage the Key to Higher Grad Rates?

A new study says yes.

Why It's Good For Children to Work Alongside Their Parents

Why It's Good For Children to Work Alongside Their Parents

They miss some valuable life lessons if they don't.
 

Entrepreneur: Kids Get C-Minus in Financial Literacy

Entrepreneur: Kids Get C-Minus in Financial Literacy

Should schools be allowed to replace a higher math course requirement with a course on financial literacy?

Will de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Hurt Kids Instead of Help?

Will de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Hurt Kids Instead of Help?

Recent research suggests it may be.

The Humility, Charity, and Comic Genius of Gene Wilder
Pursuing the Good Life

Pursuing the Good Life

Here's some advice on a starting point.

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.

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