• Dr. Donna Housman

    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...

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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 suggests that parents who overvalue their children could likely be producing narcissistic...

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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

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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! Learn how to listen to your kids so your kids will listen to you by watching this...

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