In some schools and communities, the real world of education has yet to catch up with contemporary thinking about how kids learn. Greater understanding could be reached by empowering parents and educators.
In her provocative article “Hey! Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone,” writer Hanna Rosin documents the arc of child-rearing from the 1970s to today, making the case that parents are far too overprotective of their kids, unintentionally robbing them of importance of things like risk taking. She asks: “How did these fears come to have such … Continue reading Are Today’s Parents Unintentionally Instilling a Culture of Fear? →
In this thought-provoking feature in New York Magazine this week, a parent grapples with the ethics of intervening to give kids a “leg up.” “The kids who learn the lesson of cynicism may in fact suffer less than those who don’t. What parents are really telling children with their constant intervening is that there’s no … Continue reading How Do Parents’ Cut-Throat Tactics Affect Kids? →