Does Your Child Need To See A Psychologist?

The idea that all children are pretty much the same is a great American Myth. Teachers need to discover their students' learning styles and personalities.

College and Mr. Gates

Bill Gates should be applauded for his generous donations to education, but his blanket call for 11 million college grads won't accomplish much, and could hinder career education.

Can We Afford to Reform Our Public Schools?

Can we really afford to fix our schools, even if we know how? Battles over teacher training, testing, and curriculum materials are only a few of the roadblocks. Will federal and state legislators work with entrepreneurs and businesses folks to provide money for reform?

Public School Problems Are Solved, Almost!

When all children are treated the same, all children lose. We need to overcome two damaging myths: that all children are pretty much the same and that all children should go to college.

Is College a Waste of Time and Money?

Did you go to college. Do you wish everyone would. Or was your time and effort in college a mistake?

School Reform: Looking in all the Wrong Places

A fresh look at school reform must recognize student differences, reassess high stakes testing, open up career studies, and challange the myth that all students should attend college.

All Kids Should Go to College: A Great American Myth

Is the push for all to attend college hurting college bound as well as career bound students?

How Selection and "Creaming" Create Killing Fields

Has our neighborhood public school population changed dramatically? Are we deserting our neighborhood students and leaving them without college prep or career skills?

Will Raising I.Q. Lead to Academic Success?

Should all children go to college? Do all children have the same potential? Can mental ability be raised?

What Happened to Love at First Sight?

Is there such a thing as logical love? Is romance caught up in the battle between the left brain and the right brain? Only fools rush in.

A Cure for Digital Withdrawal Disorder (DWD)

Dear old dad can help his kids overcome lonliness and withdrawal.

Donald Sterling: Bigot or Adolescent?

We protect impulsive adolescent behavior. Do we also give older folks a break when it comes to impulsive words or behavior?

Technology Is Here to Stay, Get Over It!

Addicted kids and addicted adults. Is addictive technology similar to reading a good book? Is our fascination with technology nothing new? Same old, same old? I don't think so.

Are Little Girls Bossy—and Big Girls Not Bossy Enough?

Do teachers encourage assertiveness and leadership skills in little boys at the expense of little girls?

Are Private Schools Bad for America?

Are parents deserting public schools? If so, what happens to the American melting pot? Will well-off parents support their local schools?

Who Stole the Right Side of Your Brain? Grinch—or Santa?

Test Q. How are Santa and the Grinch the same? A. They're both right-brainers!

My Mommy, the Robot

Now parents are free to raise children without limiting their own career opportunities --- and without guilt. Welcome to the world of digital parenting!

Giving to Charities: Science or Adam and Eve?

Are we really free to help others? Or is our hard-wired brain deciding for us?

Why the Increase in ADHD?

How kids can be calmer by being more active. What do sunshine and green grass have in common? Where's Huckleberry Finn when we need him?

Is the Digital Culture Killing Us?

Are happy games leading to lonely, unhappy lives? Does technology seduce us to limit our people experiences and maintain shallow, narcissistic relationships?

Do Electronic Games Make Learning Too Easy?

Is learning like making good wine, which takes time to mature? Or is Bill Gates' hope that kids can learn learn math concepts without noticing, the way to go? Are children just guinea pigs in an unregulated research project?

Replace Head Start With Re-form Schools?

The Head Start Program needs re-evaluation in order to be successful.

Zombie Talk: The Night of the Living Dead

Are we surrendering our creativity and communication skills to technology and the left brain? Will this speed up the demise of the human spirit as we know it?

Dr. Mercedes: Auto Mechanic or Personal Physician?

Are mouse clicks going to replace empathy when we visit our physician? Will computer records replace face-to-face communications is medicine? Let's hope not.

Sweatshops for Kids? China? Nope. Right Here.

Parents need to be aware that young children can't resist the lure of electronic games. This interaction between kids and merchants is akin to David vs. Goliath, but parents need to provide the sling shots.

Wearing Our Kids Out With iStuff

Our children need real free time inorder to ponder, create and relax.

Where Have All the Sigmund's Gone?

I was recently asked to speak to faculty and students at the Department of Clinical Psychology where I received my training many years ago. Prior to the lecture, I viewed a picture of a psychology club picnic and saw only one male student.

Funeral for a Friend—the Death of Superman

Flying in the dark could be good for you.

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