There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Readying kids for life's bumps and bruises
Matt Albert Ed.D.
Attitudes about post-secondary education have shifted, and there’s a shortage of skilled labor in the U.S. Should we keep pushing all students to attend college?
Reflective parenting strengthens the parent-child relationship by helping parents better manage the stressful situations that arise while raising children.
Legal cannabis and new psychedelic research have scrambled old paradigms. It's critical to rethink how we talk to kids about drugs.
Feeling blah? You’re not alone. Many parents are struggling emotionally.
The isolation caused by the pandemic has led to more imaginative (and sometimes odd) behaviors. It can be both worrisome and hilarious.
There’s talk of repeating this school year. It’s a terrible idea.
There are some positives that have come out of this period. I’ve seen growth in areas like self-sufficiency and technology proficiency. These strengths can now be built upon going forward.
The CDC says yes. But how do we know for sure?
Reflective parenting can lead to healthy child development and can protect against the negative impact of stress and adversity.
If we step back for a wider perspective, this year was more like Picasso’s La Guernica than Monet’s Water Lilies. Life for parents is chaotic, confusing, and messy right now.
Balancing independence and safety can be tough for parents and often leads to second-guessing.
What should have been the thrill of victory turned into the agony of defeat. Is COVID parenting tormenting us for the fun of it?
How to guide your family safely until vaccines arrive: using a business management leadership theory.
It is time to reclaim the democratic purpose of public education. Here are three things policymakers and educators should consider to get started.
New research shows how school districts are failing to prioritize civics education.
Not physically! Pushing your kids to earn their wins can have a positive impact on their development.
It’s application season. If you keep one thing in mind, let it be this: Schools aren’t good or bad. Focus on where your child will thrive.
Parents are stressed out about remote learning. Here’s what educators are saying.
Do as I say, not as I do: Talking to kids about foul-mouthedness in today’s confounding world.
To understand what’s wrong with public education, we have to take a hard look at the role of White parents. The new Serial podcast "Nice White Parents" does just that.
It’s clear that we are nowhere near ready for what’s coming. Here are four truths to consider.
As colleges react to social media posts of high school seniors, what role should parents take in protecting kids from themselves?
Yes. But it might turn out differently than you think.
Worried about your kids falling behind because of the pandemic? This is what educators are saying.
Are you pulling out your (uncut) hair all day at home with your kids? Now's the time to help them build independence.
Matt Albert, Ed.D., is the author of An Educated Guess and executive director at the Center for Reflective Communities, a non-profit that aims to enhance relationships between children and caregivers.