When Parents and Children Disagree about College

Are you and your child having trouble deciding on a college? Here's a way out.

The Collapse of Values and My Local Car Dealership

What an efficient group of employees! Then why do I feel so bad?

I Used to Be Such a Good Teacher...

Delivering a lecture is easy. Teaching is hard.

I Hate Multiple Choice

What do multiple choice tests measure? Is that what we want to know?

I May Be a Jackass, But I Can Be Taught to Care

A jackass is an ornery animal. You can lead it to water, but you can't make it drink. Are kids the same way?

Why "Making Learning Fun" Fails

What happens if we teach children that learning is supposed to be fun?

Don’t Be Shameless! Why Good People Feel Bad Emotions

We tend to protect our children from shame. Should we?

An Open Letter to Teens and Parents About Sex

Sexual desire is about pleasure, right? Well, it's not quite so simple.

What "My Child Won't Cooperate!" Really Means

We often hear parents say, "My child won't do what I ask! He just won't cooperate!" Maybe it's because we are lying to ourselves about what we really want.

The Purple Dinosaur Was Wrong!

Barney has done a lot of damage.

What Really Motivates Kids

What really motivates kids (and adults for that matter)? Not rewards. Not punishments. Not even intrinsic motivation! My goodness -- what's left?

The Failure of Child-Centered Parenting

Parents love their children. So why wouldn't they want to be child-centered?

Parenting With Attitude

I love you kid, but I'm not your buddy...