Most people gain less weight than they think over the holidays. But weight can add up, and the heavier you are to start with, the more you're likely to gain over the holidays. The skinny on holiday eating.
Our grandparents were right. New research tells us exactly how exercise, sleep, and structure help keep us thin. These findings complement a range of studies that show how these same lifestyle choices help us function well in a range of ways. Sounds like good parenting to me.
When you believe a drug will make you MORE successful and not less, what's the incentive not to use it? A culture that expects everyone to develop in lock step and all students to be top of the class does not foster growth or learning.
Mindfulness means to give full attention to the present. One of the things I learned from being mindful of my eating is that the first bite tastes so much better than the later ones. And that makes it much easier for me to stop eating when I'm full.
Whether parents and children think it's okay for parents to set a dress code rules is complicated. One factor is how the issue is defined. Another is whether parents are telling kids what they HAVE TO wear or whether they are telling them what they CAN'T.
When little Jacob touched the President's hair, he learned something important - someone like me can change the world. Before we act and before we aspire, we need to know both that something can be done and that it can be done by some like us.
Thinking About Kids is a place to explore thoughts about families, kids, parenting, and the wonderful puzzle that is scientific psychology. Unlike my other professional writings, I use this blog to ponder about life in general and science in particular from my perspectives as developmental researcher, as a mother, as a wife, as a citizen, and as a statistics teacher. These are my own thoughts and do not reflect the positions of my department or institution.