The Emerging Crisis in Critical Thinking

What can parents and teachers do to improve thinking ability?

Lessons from Down Syndrome: Learning from Herbie

Be sure to say "hello" to people with Down Syndrome. Their day, and yours, will definitely be brighter if you do.

My Child Has Been Referred for Special Ed Testing: Now What?

Special education testing can be a bewildering process. Here's what you can do to help your child.

US Schools and the Astounding Rise in ADHD

Teachers—and schools—should not be diagnosing ADHD or pushing medication. In fact, US teaching approaches may be causing ADHD "symptoms" in young children.

Child Prodigies and Autism Spectrum Disorder

What if prodigy and genius are redefined as developmental disabilities requiring treatment—rather than as unusual gifts to be nurtured?

Autism and Late Talking Children

When a child talks late, does this mean they have autism?

Early Childhood Education: Is Earlier Really Better?

Does forcing a preschooler to sit in a desk and do "schoolwork" make them better students when they are older? The answer may be surprising!

When Praise is Punishment

Praise May Not Work Quite the Way Parents Hope

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Critical Periods

Is there a deadline for hardwiring a child's brain? Misinformation about critical periods in brain development can create needless panic.

The Intuitive Parent

The Intuitive Parent: Finding your own parent style while tuning in to your child