A recent article in the NYT on testing for giftedness suggests that the test scores let in the well-prepared students rather than those who are “gifted”. This made me wonder: What are we testing when we test for "giftedness"? Test taking skills or an ability to think creatively and innovatively?
Most of us don’t like to admit that the things we enjoy doing might also be bad for us, whether that be playing violent video games or eating chocolate. Although playing a violent video game probably will not turn you into a murderer, research has consistently shown that violent media affect males and females of all ages.
How the adolescents learn, from parental instruction and example and interaction, how to manage anger growing up has a formative affect on how they manage anger in caring relationships when they become adults.
Kindness in words creates confidence." Lao Tzu. Tomorrow is random kindness day. However, kindness should be explicitly taught every day and it should be taught systematically and purposefully consistent with the neuroscience.
Typically, when a child or teenager is behaving violently, two things are occurring in his family. First, the young person’s parents are fighting or disagreeing and, second, the family hierarchy is unbalanced.
Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault. They internalize the message they are not good enough no matter how hard they try.
Little kids express sexual curiosity and interest during their earliest activities and in social play. Parents are in a pivotal position to support healthy and positive feelings to help their children feel positive about their sexuality and aid and create their healthy sexual self-confidence.
Are parents more prone to catch cold because they are exposed to more viruses from their children, or are they more cold-resistant. Recent research suggests that parents may have a distinct advantage in terms of their health, and here is the explanation.
The end of a long-term relationship is one of life's most painful experiences.It feels terrible to be left and almost just as bad to be the one initiating the break-up. Particularly painful is the blow that you take to your identity. You and your ex can ease the damage through "saving face." You won’t restore the break but you can restore your sense of self.
The Anti-Romantic Child is a spectacular story aimed at parents to be sure, yet I could see so clearly as I lost myself in those pages, how powerfully Priscilla Gilman's messages would resonate with educators, therapists, and medical professionals.
I invited Priscilla to chat with me as part of my series Conversations. I’m delighted she agreed to an interview.