As we propel headlong into the 21st century, there is increasing interest in teaching kids to program computers. A few schools have been teaching kids to program for decades. Others are seeking ways to include it now. Yet, programming has often been treated as a specialized technical skill. … [Read more...]
Teens are at a fascinating stage of life. Curious explorers on the doorsteps of adulthood. Rapidly becoming more aware of themselves and of the adult world around them. Both bold and frightened of what lies ahead. Parenting your teens is an adventure for you, as well. Guiding them towards independence. Preparing them to hold their own in an ever-changing world. It’s a worthy cause, and no small feat.
Below you’ll find posts on the topic of parenting teens, with emphasis on ways to help your teens become intellectually capable, independent adults.
If you want a more systematic approach to help your teen build strong study habits, you might consider my free 12-part Learning Coach course for busy parents.
A common stereotype holds Chinese mothers to be strict authoritarians, mercilessly ruling over the children with iron fists. The thought of adopting a parenting style that exerts such extreme control may be hard to think about for many European-American parents. Yet, there is the nagging … [Read more...]
Looking to elevate your kids' video watchlist a smidgen? Perhaps add in some light reading to boot? A few years ago, I decided to read a kid friendly world history book to my children (aged 7 and 10 at the time), and settled on Gombrich's, "A Little History of the World." Beyond the book, I … [Read more...]