6 evidence-based reasons why video games help kids thrive
From whatever angle you look at it, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to videoRead more.
Why construction toys are the ultimate toys
It is said that the best things are often the simplest. Simple toys are also powerful because they spur kids’Read more.
8 simple ways to make the most of your time with your kids
There is solid evidence that parental involvement plays a central role in children’s academic and social success during their schoolRead more.
Calming Anger and Anxiety by Teaching Kids to Breathe
Everyone now knows that teaching kids to identify their emotions and learn to express them appropriately gives kids important toolsRead more.
10 Evidence-backed Tips to Teach Kids Focus and Concentration
After years spent in different sectors of the education system, one thing I know for sure is that concentration inRead more.
Why it Pays to Nurture Kids’ Self-Esteem, According to Science
Self-esteem issues are tricky and messy, especially when you’re a kid. Kids rarely know how to talk themselves out ofRead more.
5 awesome resources to help kids deal with anger
If you have a child with an explosive temper, you know that it can be extremely difficult to help him/herRead more.
5 Evidence-backed tips to stop infecting your kids with your anxiety
Our kids resemble us more than we think. That’s just the way it is. We act as models in everythingRead more.
Evidence-based Tips to Give Your Child the Gift of Self Acceptance
If a genie granted me just one wish for my children, I’d choose self-acceptance. Self-acceptance is not about vanity orRead more.
6 Must-do Habits For Raising Successful Kids
Frederick Douglass once said “it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”. Everyone wants to buildRead more.
Teaching Your Child to Manage Anger and Anxiety
I bet you’ve heard the story about the smart fish. If you haven’t, this is how it goes (Important disclaimer:Read more.
8 Tips to Help Your Procrastinating Child
Not all procrastination is bad, but, when you’re a parent, nagging to get your kids to do even the simplestRead more.
3 Evidence-based Tips to Raise Independent and Self-reliant Kids
There’s an old Mohawk proverb that says your children are not your own but are lent to you by theRead more.
3 Fun Ways to Talk Emotions With Your Kids
What parents generally refer to as misbehaviour, acting out, and anger and aggressiveness can often be traced to a child’sRead more.
The angry child: Knowing when to seek professional help
Every parent experiences misbehaviour and angry outbursts in children at some point in their parenting journey. While occasional angry outburstsRead more.
How Creativity Can Calm Your Children
Helping children learn to calm down is an important issue for every parent. Sandi Shwartz, writer at Happysciencemom discusses thisRead more.
10 Montessori Quotes to Help Adopt a Holistic Approach to Parenting
The one thing I learned about the Montessori program as a PhD student exploring holistic education was that the programRead more.
100 Activities to Foster Your Child’s Creativity and Make Boredom Constructive
Although past studies found that boredom leads to frustration, there is now proof that constructive boredom can be beneficial. Indeed,Read more.
The Science Behind Time-Out: 7 Tips to Make it Work
Time-out versus Time-in: the controversy rages on A growing chorus of voices has begun to question the effectiveness of time-outRead more.
Evidence-backed tips to improve how you communicate with your child
Every teacher knows that failing to install clear guidelines about acceptable and unacceptable behavior from the get-go can signal theirRead more.
The Science of Discipline Workbook
When It Comes to Disciplining Your Child, even the Best Intentions Sometimes Fail. Sometimes they fail because: But you areRead more.
How you’re using positive reinforcement wrong and what you can do to get it right
In a series of experiments conducted in the early 1900s Ivan Pavlov showed that dogs could be conditioned to salivateRead more.
6 Tips to Help You Stop Yelling
Raising a child without yelling can be tough. While the occasional yell will not damage your child, constantly yelling could have haveRead more.
The Art of Negotiation: A Powerful Tool For Resolving Family Conflict
The prisoner’s dilemma game presents the following scenario: Two criminals awaiting trial are kept from communicating with each other. BecauseRead more.
5 Powerful Tips to Become Your Child’s Emotion Coach
When the issue of death first reared its head in our son’s mind, it kept us up for weeks. HeRead more.
Adopting Positive Discipline: Important Principles to Keep in Mind
Let’s begin with a little quiz. 1) You keep struggling to get your daughter to do her homework because sheRead more.
Tips to Practice Mindful discipline
We’ve had our fair share of “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” moments in our home. When our son first joinedRead more.
Powerful reasons to stop yelling and 5 strategies to try instead
Couples rarely raise their children using the same parenting styles. There’s always one who’s strict (or more strict), and there’sRead more.
Science-backed Tips to Improve How You Communicate With Your Child
It’s a scary time to be a parent. Information is too easily available, psychos abound, and children don’t always openRead more.
The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need
“There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.” Thomas Jefferson. When my daughter was 6 monthsRead more.
10 Parenting Resolutions for 2017
Happy new year! May you have lots to celebrate in 2017. The start of the year is like having aRead more.
Happy Holidays and a Blogging Break!
Dear Friends, Dear readers, I wish you a very happy holiday season, and a prosperous new year. I wish youRead more.
Calming your Angry Child: 5 Strategies That Work
Sometimes, conventional parenting strategies just don’t work. Or they’ll work with one kid and completely backfire with another. When myRead more.
5 Ways to Curb Procrastination by Helping Your Child Practise Decision-making
If you’re like most parents, a time will come when you will wonder whether your kids are out to getRead more.
Turning to Science to Keep Your Child Motivated
THERE ARE A FEW truths about motivation: Multiple studies have explored the question of motivation in children: they have focused onRead more.
Controlling Children’s Tantrums: 6 Tips to Foster Self-Control
MY PARTNER STILL recalls the day our son decided to throw a royal tantrum. He was about three then. ItRead more.
Talking Money to Young Children: 7 things to keep in mind
OUR FIRST ATTEMPT to “talk money” to our son was a dismal failure. We had come up with a list onRead more.
Why Establishing Family Traditions is Important
Every Saturday night in Autumn and Winter is “movie night” in our house. Watching movies as we have a carpetRead more.
3 Good Reasons for Parents to Chill Out
ONE THING YOU MAY NOT KNOW when you bring your child home from the hospital is that the moments spentRead more.
Beyond schooling: Getting More Involved in Your Child’s Education
We live in uncertain times. Despite its best efforts, formal education will not necessarily make your children a living, andRead more.
Raising Less Pessimist Kids
Pessimistic kids are a bore. They are a bore because when they say “I’m such a loser” you’re completely cluelessRead more.
Parenting the Shy Child: 5 Things to Keep in Mind
Our daughter spent 18 months in day care. Not once did she speak during the entire period she was there.Read more.
Positive Affirmations for Kids: 6 Things You Should Know
We’ve all heard that positive self-talk in athletes boosts their performance and negative self-talk impedes performance. Much evidence suggests thatRead more.
5 things you should keep in mind when choosing your children’s books
There will always be books that can take you beyond your wildest imagination. Books you remember more than others. BooksRead more.
7 Valuable Lessons On Parenting
You’re never really conscious of the endless stream of information on parenting out there until you start raising your firstRead more.
How To Get Your Time Back in 10 Easy Steps.
So the lack of time is keeping you from living the life you want? – Your lack of time isRead more.
8 things to consider when adopting a minimalist approach with kids
The path to obtaining a tenure track position in France is no different from that in other parts of theRead more.
How to raise independent kids in 10 easy steps
From the end of the Second World War to the mid-1960s, numerous countries around the world experienced a baby boom.Read more.
The 7 lies keeping you busy
It has become harder than ever before for families to find opportunities to spend quality time together. The good newsRead more.
6 tips to create a reading culture in your home
Theodore Roosevelt. He is one of the most revered personalities of the 20th century and is regarded as one ofRead more.
5 ways busy parents can get involved in their kids’ education
Being more fully engaged in my son’s education was one of the greatest decisions I ever made. When he wasRead more.