Parenting Lessons from Sheepdogs

I’m sure you’ve seen videos of those amazing sheepherding dogs, usually Border Collies, who masterfully urge flocks of sheep into fields and pens. These dogs seem to have an instinctive understanding of the best way to encourage the sheep to move in the direction they...

How College Athletic Scholarships are Ruining Children

When I was a child in the ‘60s and ‘70s I grew up being very active — sledding and ice skating every day in the winter, camping and hiking with my family, and playing softball on the vacant lot. But I wasn’t a competitive athlete, largely because this was pre-Title IX...
The Harmful Impacts of the Gamification of Learning

The Harmful Impacts of the Gamification of Learning

I confess that I am old enough to remember when there were no video games. I remember when Pong, Space Invaders and early Mario Brothers arrived, but I never played them because I found them tedious, predictable and annoying in their pinging and zapping. Conversing...

7 Ways Parents Create Childhood Emotional Neglect

I often recommend Dr. Jonice Webb’s books and blogs, because she writes about the important topic of Childhood Emotional Neglect and its impact on emotional development. I thought I’d highlight and expand on the subject of a recent video blog she posted on “4 Subtle...