Every child knows the joys of imaginary play, but it takes a skilled teacher to develop that imaginary play into intentional emergent curriculum.
Many parents raised in different religious backgrounds seek to impart the values of both religions on their kids. Does raising children with two religions offer them the best of both value systems or result in a watering down of faith?
Anti-princess marketing campaigns have earned a lot of public good will as two resoundingly anti-princess themed ads have gone viral in the last few days. However, in the case of one ad for GoldiBlox, the product doesn't quite meet the anti-princess promise.
Town giant mushroom: Kennet Sation, Pa.'s town giant mushroom will be the star of local New Year's Eve celebration. Several towns have adopted similarly quirky New Year's traditions.
Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Toymaker GoldiBlox's 'Princess Machine' video challenges the status quo for girls' toys that tend to foster stereotypical gender roles steeped in princess culture.
Lion kills lioness: The shocking death of a captive lioness at the jaws of a male lion that shared her enclosure leaves parents with the difficult choice of teaching their kids about animal instincts or becoming authors of a brand new fairytale.
In recent years, virtual schools have gone from a science-fiction hypothesis to a thriving, growing method of education for millions of students in the United States. The increased participation in distance education has resulted in a new need for distance counseling.
Justin Lookadoo's 'R. U. Dateable' quiz and lectures encourage girls to be silent, needy, and sexy while favoring boys who are wild, insensitive, and dangerous, prompting two psychology professors to issue an open letter imploring Mr. Lookadoo to stop fostering gender stereotypes.
C.S. Lewis: His death on the same day as John F. Kennedy's assassination may have been overshadowed, but his literature continues to shine, selling in the millions 50 years later.
Zero-tolerance policies have become commonplace in American schools, however some, including the Pennsylvania ACLU, say that schools are taking zero tolerance too far.
Child-centered parenting frequently means supporting children through every endeavor, cushioning every fall, and helping them navigate every conflict. Does such helicopter parenting leave room for kids to develop their own coping and problem solving skills?