With all the emphasis on whether we are over-preparing our kids to get into college, what happens afterward -- actual employment -- sometimes gets ignored. Ben Wilterdink (@bgwilterdink), director of the non-profit Archbridge Foundation, set out to learn what human resource directors are looking for in employees. He discovered research showing: “Generations Y [Millennials] and
An NPR piece on child anxiety discussed a new twist on therapy: Instead of treating the anxious child, a psychologist coached the parents to be able to withstand the pain of not immediately responding to their son's worried desire to have them near. "The parent's own responses are a core and integral part of childhood
This note from a reader points out something so true: When organizations require parents to sign their kids in and out (which is the case at this reader's YMCA), it makes "helicopter parents" out of us all. As she noted: The parents have to stay in the YMCA building the whole time, although most kids'
Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the paper trail: Hard-boiled lawyers made sure no kids could participate in the University of California-Berkeley's campus Easter egg hunt on Sunday without their parents first signing a waiver. Before the tykes were ushered toward the roped-off grass, parents stood in line for up to half an hour to
We can't know what was going through this mom's mind, but Santana Adams of Milton, West Virginia, has been charged with falsely accusing a man of trying to kidnap her 5-year-old daughter at the mall. Last Monday night (Ap. 1) Adams, 24, told the police that a stranger at the Old Navy store in Barboursville,