“Filling a child’s time for them teaches nothing but dependence on external stimuli, whether material possessions or entertainment. Providing nurturing conditions and trusting children’s natural inclination to engage their minds is far more likely to produce independent, competent children, full of ideas.”
The risk of “contagion” after suicides is realAugust 16, 2018
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain Ask: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts. Keep them safe: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an …
New Observations Following Replication of Famous Marshmallow TestAugust 16, 2018
The famous marshmallow test has been updated: “Our findings suggest that an intervention that alters a child’s ability to delay, but fails to change more general cognitive and behavioral capacities, will probably have very small effects on later outcomes.” Read the complete article here.
How Being Part of a “House” Within a School Helps Students Gain a Sense of BelongingAugust 16, 2018
By forming stronger bonds and connections, the house system implemented at schools has reduced bullying, suspensions, and disciplinary referrals. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Read the article here.