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Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health – Jane E. Brody

Hurray for the HotBlack Coffee cafe in Toronto for declining to offer Wi-Fi to its customers. There are other such cafes, to be sure, including seven of the eight New York City locations of Café Grumpy. But it’s HotBlack’s reason for the electronic blackout that is cause for hosannas. As its president, Jimson Bienenstock, explained, … Continue reading Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health – Jane E. Brody

How To Teach Your Kids To Care About Other People – Caroline Bologna

As deep-seated divisions, vitriol and disturbing news fill headlines, many people are wondering what happened to the qualities of empathy and kindness in our society. In the same vein, many parents are wondering how to raise kids who will be a force for love and goodness in the face of bitterness and hate. HuffPost spoke … Continue reading How To Teach Your Kids To Care About Other People – Caroline Bologna

My Tangled Relationship with My Daughter’s Hair – Leslie Kendall Dye

I fell in love with a photo I snapped of my daughter at a Christmas day wedding just a month after she’d turned four. I printed the photo and it now sits on a shelf above my desk, framed in silver. It’s difficult to describe precisely what the image suggests to me, but a lot … Continue reading My Tangled Relationship with My Daughter’s Hair – Leslie Kendall Dye

How To Deal With A Difficult Parent – Terry Heick

You’d heard about this parent from other teachers. That this parent was a handful. Rude. Combative. Aggressive. Even litigious. In response, you worry, if just a little. You have enough to deal with, and butting heads with an angry parent–especially one angry just because–doesn’t sound like fun. You don’t get paid enough for that hot mess. … Continue reading How To Deal With A Difficult Parent – Terry Heick

“Clean eating” promotes unhealthy habits

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value. But while some… via … Continue reading “Clean eating” promotes unhealthy habits

Kids with the skills to succeed in life are better at lying too

It may be hard to believe, but for young kids, lying is hard. It requires that they know what is truthful and what is false and be able to cast a different story and then sell it as reality. They have to understand that another person thinks differently than they do, and that they can… via … Continue reading Kids with the skills to succeed in life are better at lying too

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