Shaming Some Kids Makes Them Aggressive

Nov 3, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Many people believe that kids who are aggressive and violent toward other kids suffer from low self-esteem.  What does the research say?  Read this article to find out.

Recognizing Emotions After Brain Injury: Re-Learning a Critical Social Skill

Oct 4, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
For many, re-learning social skills after brain injury may seem like a daunting task. Can the brain recognize emotions after injury? Read to find out.

Connecting the Dots Between Infant Temperament and Future Success

Aug 18, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

 Infant temperament has long been thought of as innate, but could some aspects be environmental? Read more from Dr. Martha Burns.

The Need for Physically Active Learning

Jul 7, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Have you heard of “physically active learning”?  Find out how this new model integrating physical activity into classroom lessons can improve cognitive skills.

The Magical Combination of Love and Limits: Tips for Teaching Positive Behavior

Jun 9, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Teaching positive behavior to toddlers is not always an easy task, but these tips demonstrate how you can turn negative behaviors into a positive learning experience.

Limiting Young Children’s Screen Time for Long-Term Health

Jun 1, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Limiting screen time is important for your child’s long term health. Learn ways to monitor screen time and enjoy more free time with your child.

Why Your Brain Loves Chocolate

Feb 10, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Studies have shown that chocolate and love have similar effects on the brain, but what compounds in chocolate cause us to experience similar emotions?

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Feb 1, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Sleep is a critical component of healthy childhood development and is essential health and well-being.  Is your child getting enough?

Considering the Consequences: The Development of Childhood Decision-Making

Jan 27, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
How do children approach the sometimes daunting task of making good decisions in school and in life?  How can we as educators help?

Ok, so you made a mistake. But look what you learned!

Jan 26, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Making mistakes is an important part of learning.  How can we create a classroom culture that encourages students to view mistakes as learning opportunities?