If you could go back 50 years, you'd see almost no kids wearing helmets as they zoomed around on bikes. So who knows if, 50 years from now, bareheaded kids on the playground circa 2018 might look crazily unprotected. If so, we may have one particular daycare in Canada to thank for igniting the trend.
What happens when a kid grows up thinking it is normal -- maybe even prudent -- to have no privacy whatsoever? We may soon find out. According to a piece by Peter Holley in the Washington Post: News headlines about school shootings, missing person cases and random acts of violence can leave people feeling as
What once was an injury that affected major league players is now an injury visited on the young, thanks to early and intensive sports specialization. And the so-called "Tommy John" surgery to correct it is not a minor thing, says the man for whom it was named: At one time, he was singularly honored to
Fascinating article in The Atlantic by Taylor Lorenz: Teens Are Protesting In-Class Presentations Some students say having to speak in front of the class is an unreasonable burden for those with anxiety and are demanding alternative options. For many middle- and high-school students, giving an in-class presentation was a rite of passage... [T]hough it was often
The New York Times just ran a piece, "The False Comfort of Securing Schools: The instinct to use law enforcement tactics to make parents feel less anxious about mass shootings is misguided." Its main point: We are all upset and scared by school shootings. But turning schools into fortresses backfires more than it helps. Here is