We want to “make” our kids in our own image — or help them avoid it. But when is too much Estes, Magic, Lego and Erector too much?
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We’ve known for a while that dads have lower testosterone than dudes, but the question has always been — does fatherhood create lower testosterone or are dudes with lower testosterone more likely to become dads? Now we know the answer.
Is television good or bad for you and your kids? Natural experiments show that it’s a bit complex…and may depend on your parenting.
(Unfortunately…) a 32-year study shows that social connection and not academic achievement led to higher happiness in adults.
Along with cats and ALS fails, infographics are the crack of the internet. You know that we know that you know that you will click on this post.
Flashback with me: squiggly lines, squiggly lines, squiggly lines. We’re at the Denver Mini Maker Faire in early May, 2014. The National Western Complex is busy with inquisitive children, adults, childlike adults and even a couple childish adults all buzzing with the excitement of various hands-on activities and demonstrations. MakerBoulder.com had a booth at the Faire […]
For the most part, 4-year-olds don’t care a whole lot about social norms. But then 9-year-olds do. An article published in the journal Child Development looks at what happens between these two ages: how do kids become aware of the norms that bind us and eventually them? Knowing the answer can help us help our […]
I don’t multitask. Or, I do it so badly that I end up dropping everything in a massive tangle of badness with me standing baffled at its center. This frustrates my wife to no end. She can balance on a beach ball while writing things in her calendar, listening to Radio Lab, text-messaging, and juggling […]