The Problem with Praise
    June 25, 2010
    The Problem with Praise

    Emma, who has just learned to crawl, moves across the room showing new skill and coordination. “Good girl!” exclaims her mother. Jake comes home from third grade with an A on his math test. “You…

    5 Steps to Emotional Intelligence
    June 24, 2010
    5 Steps to Emotional Intelligence

    Intelligence experts estimate that only 20 percent of a person’s success is attributed to IQ but that as much as the entire remaining 80 percent may be a direct result of what has become known as EQ…

    The Importance of Play
    June 23, 2010
    The Importance of Play

    In a report issued by The Alliance for Childhood it was revealed that kindergarteners’ play time has greatly diminished. The study found that children spend four to six times as long being instructe…

    Raising Lifetime Readers from the Start
    June 22, 2010
    Raising Lifetime Readers from the Start

    Ever since 18 month old child prodigy Elizabeth Barrett read flashcards on The Today Show, parents have been asking me what they can do to help their children acquire similar skills and learn to love …

    Teaching Very Young Children to Give Back
    June 21, 2010
    Teaching Very Young Children to Give Back

    Making a difference in the world and helping others are the best inoculations against poor self esteem for children. Having a sense of purpose, knowing that you can influence others and give back, cre…