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10 Habits That Might Be Killing Your Child’s Interest in Reading

10 Habits That Might Be Killing Your Child’s Interest in Reading

1. Make sure you put a television set and a computer in every room. (Don’t forget the kitchen!)

Why European Children Are Less Noisy Than American Children

Why European Children Are Less Noisy Than American Children

Europeans and Americans treat public places very differently. 

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?

How Parents Are Slowly Ceding Authority to Children

How Parents Are Slowly Ceding Authority to Children

Note to self: You're the parent. You're the parent. You're the parent...

Canning is Getting Popular Again

Canning is Getting Popular Again

Three reasons which may be driving the resurgence.

A 1st-Century Roman Teacher on How to Raise a Genius

A 1st-Century Roman Teacher on How to Raise a Genius

Do we have a lot more "geniuses" in this country than we realize?

'Alloparenting' Is Not a Replacement for the Traditional Family

'Alloparenting' Is Not a Replacement for the Traditional Family

Alloparenting consists in both extended family and non-related people, mostly female, being primary or regular caregivers for young children, especially infants.

Why French Parents Are Still the Boss of Their Kids

Why French Parents Are Still the Boss of Their Kids

"The symptoms were obvious. I cajoled. French parents did not cajole. I wheedled. French parents definitely did not wheedle."

Why Will and Kate Dress Their Kids in Traditional Clothing

Why Will and Kate Dress Their Kids in Traditional Clothing

...and no, it's not snootiness.

Progressives Have a Dilemma When It Comes to 'Gender'

Progressives Have a Dilemma When It Comes to 'Gender'

And this meme brilliantly presents it. 

Are Parents Being Hoodwinked by the Public Schools?

Are Parents Being Hoodwinked by the Public Schools?

A new study shows parents have a far better opinion of their child's education than is really the case.

Are Fathers Becoming Less Manly?

Are Fathers Becoming Less Manly?

The boundaries that long separated the traditional roles of moms and dads have largely vanished in our culture. Does that threaten manhood? 

How 19th-Century Women Used Seduction Laws to Rope Husbands

How 19th-Century Women Used Seduction Laws to Rope Husbands

Young men could not easily backslide on a promise.

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.

The Decline of Neighborliness

The Decline of Neighborliness

Rather than helping out parents, neighbors are increasingly calling the cops on them.

Stanford Dean: 8 Basic Skills We’re Failing to Teach Young People

Stanford Dean: 8 Basic Skills We’re Failing to Teach Young People

The culture of coddling and protection which we have built is the culprit.

Why Do Religious People Tend to Be Happier?

Why Do Religious People Tend to Be Happier?

What’s the direction of causation? After all, correlation does not equal causation.

The Big Problem with Incest isn’t Genetic

The Big Problem with Incest isn’t Genetic

It's the sexual competition. 

Norway’s Children Are Being Taken from Their Homes

Norway’s Children Are Being Taken from Their Homes

For most parents the thought of Child Protective Services showing up on the doorstep is terrifying.

The Weakness of ‘Consent’ as a Moral Framework

The Weakness of ‘Consent’ as a Moral Framework

It’s not as bullet-proof as some would like to think.

Psychologist: ‘Authoritative Parenting’ is Best for Children

Psychologist: ‘Authoritative Parenting’ is Best for Children

Is it time for parents to return to a position of loving but firm authority figures?

My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why

My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why

From the emails they get in their inbox to the contents of their cereal boxes, kids should grow up encouraged to ask questions and seek out reliable evidence.

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

That’s what a psychologist argued on Reddit. 

New Report: Evidence for Pre-K is Sketchy at Best

New Report: Evidence for Pre-K is Sketchy at Best

But there is ONE element which research shows makes a difference in the lives of young children.

What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

Though most people have heard of Nietzsche’s “God is dead” claim, there are few who understand its intended meaning.   

Why Students Today are Financially Illiterate

Why Students Today are Financially Illiterate

It all goes back to how much the teacher knows.

Why Some of Us Work So Hard

Why Some of Us Work So Hard

If you make it into the upper middle class, you're going to have to work to stay there.

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