College Admissions Scandal: Are These Just Snowplow Parents?

College Admissions Scandal: Are These Just Snowplow Parents?

What did these parents, who lied about their children’s athletic abilities and experiences, paid people to take standardized tests, and bribed admissions and test prep coaches, believe they would accomplish -- and for whom?

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s Son Is ‘Kicking Ass’ Since Autism Diagnosis

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s Son Is ‘Kicking Ass’ Since Autism Diagnosis

“He’s doing amazing,” the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, March 11, while discussing her partnership with KultureCity . Now, the MTV star is sharing her wisdom for traveling with children who have autism and other sensory disorders.

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Yoking our feedback to values is a more effective way to communicate and create change than telling people something is "inappropriate" or "against the rules." Just in time for parent-teacher conferences (and beyond) below is a sample 2-page Feedback Form with specific behaviors that reflect the values of one particular middle-school classroom.

5 Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

5 Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

Unless your score is zero, you have had thoughts, feelings, or behaviors which can contribute to increased stigma toward people with mental illness. 3. Don’t use disrespectful terms for people with mental illness.

Do Grammar Mistakes Annoy You? You Might Be an Introvert

Do Grammar Mistakes Annoy You? You Might Be an Introvert

Introverts were more likely than extroverts to rate people as poor roommates if their grammar or spelling was bad — and therefore didn't want to live with them. The study also found that the second group of people — those who scored lower in agreeableness — were bothered by mistakes as well.

Teaching Children about Affirmative Consent

Teaching Children about Affirmative Consent

There is evidence that teaching high school and college students to be active bystanders – meaning that they step up, speak up and intervene – can prevent sexual assault.

To the woman who mum-shamed me in a deli

To the woman who mum-shamed me in a deli

I politely told her that we, as a family, don’t like that word and walked away. She has belittled me in front of other customers, staff and my own kids who now wonder why they too can’t say ‘God’ and other things we, as their parents, don’t approve of.

Why Young People Fear The Future

Why Young People Fear The Future

It’s hard for young people to talk about the part of themselves that isn’t looking forward to the future. “I’d rather not have my freedom,” many young people are saying, in effect, as they complain of ‘anxiety’, as they refuse to engage with school, with relationships, with the future.

Brain Words: A Solution for America’s Reading Problem

Brain Words: A Solution for America’s Reading Problem

Moreover a fact still ignored by educators is that a great deal of research supports the use of standalone spelling books for delivering a deep level of spelling knowledge aka brain words (Wallace, 2006).

The Transformational Power of Love

The Transformational Power of Love

But since there isn’t, let’s take advantage of a day that focuses on love to think about supporting young people to rise to their potential, even and especially if they’ve endured challenging lives.

Ali Fedotowsky’s Son Says His First Word in New Video

Ali Fedotowsky’s Son Says His First Word in New Video

Ali Fedotowsky ‘s 8-month-old son, Riley, said his first word, and the former Bachelorette got the little one to speak on camera. Fedotowsky and Manno, 35, welcomed their son in May 2018. “Our sweet boy has arrived!” the ABC personality wrote on Instagram at the time.

Get hip to all the slang words and phrases your kids are using and what they mean, okurrr

Get hip to all the slang words and phrases your kids are using and what they mean, okurrr

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Get hip to all the slang words and phrases your kids are using and what they mean, okurrr It's hard to keep up with every new word teens are saying these days, so we've compiled a list of popular slang terms and what they mean.

Thank you, Typo, for teaching my six-year-old the F-word

Thank you, Typo, for teaching my six-year-old the F-word

How very dare they!" We were in the middle of the stationery store, Typo, when my six-year-old daughter walked up to me with a strange expression on her face.

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Once we become more conscious of the language we use and the way we speak, we can change our ineffective patterns and habits for the better.

35 Facial Expressions That Convey Emotions Across Cultures

35 Facial Expressions That Convey Emotions Across Cultures

Srinivasan and Martinez analyzed more than 7 million images of candid facial expressions across a variety of cultures from 31 different countries based on snapshots and other real-world photos.

The Exhilaration and Angst of an Agile Mind

The Exhilaration and Angst of an Agile Mind

But an agile mind means we can make those adjustments, move around in our thoughts, and change our behaviors and approaches to ideally suit each situation. So, I build in time to get up and out of the office and change the way I think about work.

12 Tips to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

12 Tips to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

If we go back to the origin of a behavior that we deplore, we find these 7 causes (you will notice that the intention to harm is not there): In order to take into account these 7 causes and to propose alternatives that encourage cooperation, I invite you to take the following steps: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate Invent a game “Can all cars go into the box before the timer rings?

12 women's health products for embarrassing issues

12 women's health products for embarrassing issues

This one boasts more than 5,500 reviewers on Amazon and one says, "Once you get the hang of it, it really feels like you're not on your period." But the best part about this alternative to tampons and pads?

The One Feeding Habit to Change in 2019

The One Feeding Habit to Change in 2019

The way to change kids' eating habits is to motivate them with praise, even for—or especially for—small steps. Most importantly, when you teach with small steps and praise you don't just teach your kids eating habits.

Toxic Is the Number One Word In 2018

Toxic Is the Number One Word In 2018

The previous follow-ups gave the research team rich data on the parenting styles in their families, antisocial behaviors during their teen years, deviancy in interacting with peers while in high school, and retrospective recall of having been traumatized in childhood at the 19-year-old follow up testing.

A Better Way to Teach Reading

A Better Way to Teach Reading

Perhaps the most compelling reason for teaching sight words to beginning readers is that many of the most commonly occurring words in English, like of, one, two, the, was, were and so on simply do not follow any conceivable rule, and so they must be learned as units anyway.

Data: The New Window into Humanity

Data: The New Window into Humanity

Data, passive data acquisition, and advanced analytics combine to allow us to find the “six degrees of connectivity.” What once was a disparate set of data points will become surrogates to focused insights on subtle aspects of biochemistry to the social manifestations of behaviors such as addiction.

Toxic Relationships Made it to Number One In 2018

Toxic Relationships Made it to Number One In 2018

The previous follow-ups gave the research team rich data on the parenting styles in their families, antisocial behaviors during their teen years, deviancy in interacting with peers while in high school,  and retrospective recall of having been traumatized in childhood at the 19-year-old follow up testing.

Speech Development in 20mo. Old Twins : Parenting

Speech Development in 20mo. Old Twins : Parenting

Despite other people’s reassurances, including our pediatrician, and the fact that speech is often delayed in twins due to their own relationship, my wife and I are starting to grow concerned about their speech development, particularly more so in our son.

How Does It Feel When a Word Is on the Tip of the Tongue?

How Does It Feel When a Word Is on the Tip of the Tongue?

For example, when in the midst of a tip-of-the-tongue state, people thought that the word that they could not think of was more likely to have been associated with a higher value number earlier on in the experiment, even though that was not the case. The moment that the tip-of-the-tongue feeling is occurring may actually not be a negative experience.

The Most Magical Word in Parenting

The Most Magical Word in Parenting

In the but statement, the same two perspectives are presented, with a key difference: the but acts is if to wipe the child’s hurt out of the picture, replacing it with what could emerge as the more important part of the message, which reflects the parent’s glad feelings about the sharing.

A Definitive* Ranking Of Who Is And Isn't Daddy

A Definitive* Ranking Of Who Is And Isn't Daddy

So a celebrity like DJ Khaled, then, who said he doesn’t ever perform oral sex on his long term girlfriend - though the reverse, of course, is not true - is not Daddy.

The Unexpected Science of Fresh Starts and Failures

The Unexpected Science of Fresh Starts and Failures

The fresh start effect, as it’s come to be known, is the idea that a person can disassociate their past performance outcomes from current ones. To manipulate the fresh start, the testing group had a reset applied with the last 5 rounds scored from zero (offering a new starting point).

Who's More Addicted to Their Phones? Kids or Parents?

Who's More Addicted to Their Phones? Kids or Parents?

Don’t give a six-year-old a smartphone and say, “Now, try to limit your screen time, Little Johnny.” That’s like handing a teenage boy the keys to a brand-new Porsche, putting him on an open stretch of road, and telling him to go slow.

Kylie Jenner Shares Baby Bump Throwback Pics From Halloween 2017

Kylie Jenner Shares Baby Bump Throwback Pics From Halloween 2017

For Halloween this year, Kylie Jenner treated her fans to never-before-seen videos from October 29, 2017, when she was heavily pregnant with her now 9-month-old daughter Stormi. No word on what Scott wants, but Jenner has her fingers crossed for another girl.

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