Researchers at Tufts University's are developing an interactive video game to try to engage students in civic responsibility. Could it miss out on the important lessons learned through real-life civic interactions?
Do our hunter-gatherer forebears have something to tell us about the recipe for parenting? What is old is new again. 'Paleo diets' are all the rage. How about applying some 'paleo parenting' principles to raising kids?
MomsRising.org has introduced a Bingo game for play-along fun with the State of the Union address tonight. Will the president check all the boxes?
As the Super Bowl approaches, parents may have concerns over how much the advertising will affect young viewers. A new study by Common Sense Media reveals that marketing to kids is already immeasurably invasive in everyday activities, beyond what they see during the game.
A seasoned political correspondent shares how she has approached the tricky subject of politics and other hard news with her kids, turning them into educated citizens who can vote on their own without mom looking over their shoulder.
Schools in the United Kingdom are using software to flag dangerous online conversations for teachers. Could we use the same software in the US?
Foster care in the United States is not a new concept for many families. Internationally, however, the push for non-institutionalized programs to place children in family settings is still taking shape. Here is a primer on the basic differences between adoption and foster care from an international perspective.
A mother writes a note to her son as he mourns the death of a friend from suicide.
The student president of the African American Men of Arizona State University wrote to the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon, not 'to reprimand, or defame, or scold, but to ask with the utmost sincerity: Why?'
The telling of the fairy tale about the rooster under the table reminds us that often the best solutions in parenting result from getting down on our kids' level and join them to learn how they see things.
The National Football League has proposed expanding the season to include Friday night playoff games. One former player and parent says that there are dangers in adopting a longer season, including potentially more injuries for players and a bad model for the sport.
"Is my son gifted?" "Is my daughter overweight?" are among the questions parents are typing into Google. And despite their good intentions to learn more about their kids, parents' searches are showing clear gender biases.
Rushing kids through their day leaves an impression on them that there is little time for play and enjoying life. Slowing down, taking time, and stopping the hustle can help parents and kids embrace simple pleasures more.
A new Harvard study reports that school closures from weather have little impact on student performance, while delayed school openings due to inclement weather have an adverse effect on some students.