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Why Teaching Emotional Competence to Young Children Matters So Much

Dr. Donna Housman

In December, Nobel Laureate in Economics and University of Chicago Professor James Heckman released another report evidencing that quality early childhood education provides persistent boosts in socio-emotional skills and that socio-emotional skills...

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Parenting a Generation of "Selfies"

Dr. Donna Housman

From princesses and queen-bees to golden boys and superstars, it seems like most kids these days are into one thing--themselves...a problem that researchers are blaming on parents. This new study out of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands...

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Helping Hands: The Importance of Cleaning Up

Dr. Donna Housman

Let’s face it…life can get messy, especially at home with the kids. But it doesn’t matter whether you are a kid at heart or a kid who just wants an extra hour of play time, clean up time is important. Like many parents who can relate to this Wall...

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Watch "When our Heads Say 'No' But Our Hearts Say 'Yes': Setting Limits With Our Children"

Jonathan Sommer

So often our kids' plans and agendas may differ from or clash with our own.  This can result in tears and/or tantrums.  Parents often wonder if these differences can be dealt with in ways that result in a positive outcome. Limit setting can help!...

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