Children

In America Today, a 9-Year-Old Girl Can't Play Alone in a Park But She Can Play With an Uzi
August 28, 2014

Parents can be locked up for the former, but not the latter. What a double standard.

Men Have Every Right to Complain About Parenting
Why we need more men to speak openly about the challenges and joys of raising kids
August 06, 2014

Why we need more men to speak openly about the challenges and joys of raising kids. 

Men Can Be Just as "Maternal" As Women, According to Neuroscience
July 25, 2014

Brain research shows that fathers who are secondary to a female caregiver are more engaged as thinkers and planners. But men raising a child without a female partner were found to have the same level of emotional response as a mother.

Kids Can Tell When You're Not Telling the Whole Truth
And they know to act on it
June 18, 2014

And they know they should act on it. 

The Wild, Unregulated Business of After-School Programs
How well do you know that soccer coach or piano teacher?
December 02, 2013

How much do you really know about that soccer coach or piano teacher?

China's One-Child Policy Has Had Some Surprising Consequences for Kids
November 15, 2013

What your child would be like in a country of only children

Big Mother Is Watching You
Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. Why you shouldn't.
October 29, 2013

The creepy new technology of spying on your kids

Have Professional Women Created a Worse World for Their Working Class Peers?
September 25, 2013

In her new book, The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World, British economist Alison Wolf argues that as the gap between genders has narrowed for the affluent, the gap between rich and poor women has broadened. 

Tests Make Kids Smarter. Let's Give Them More.
September 24, 2013

Why American schools need more testing, not less.

Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument
September 16, 2013

Our daughter Rebekah, who is in second grade, takes three after-school classes every week. On Monday there is violin; on Wednesday, Hebrew; and on Thursday, ballet.

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