parental behavior

The Real Dangers of Childhood: How Do We Help People See Them?

Overprotective Parent 650x325

“I walked or biked to school for years, but my children don’t. I worry about the road. I worry about strangers. You can start to imagine evil on every corner. I do think they’re missing out. But I like to be able to see them, to know where they are and what they are doing,”stated […]

Emergent Learning: Antidote to the Push-Down Approach

The topic for my last Art, Music and Movement for Young Children class was Emergent Curriculum. I showed a video from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education showcasing a project on balls. You can watch it here. Emergent Curriculum is a way of teaching through student interests. Suppose a group of toddlers […]

I Will Try Harder

I-Will-Try-Harder_20160520-001707_1.jpg

“Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment.” Rumi Approximately eight years and one month fromtoday my daughter will be graduating from high school. While I realize that graduation is a time of celebration and great joy, the thought of one of my children no longer living under my […]

How Over-Parenting Stunts Resiliency

shocked.jpg

It’s a disgustingly hot and humid September afternoon at Palmer Trinity School in Palmetto Bay, Florida, where I teach history and coach varsity cross country. The weather doesn’t deter one of my top runners—an eighth grader who runs 3.1 miles in 18:36 minutes—from giving everything his has on his last four-mile repeat. As he makes […]

Related Articles
Trending Topics
Latest EDwords Articles

© Copyright 2019 Accretive Media