In just this past week I’ve tried to ignore a barrage of misinformation. QAnon, COVID-19 cures, COVID-19 panic, fake ballots, and fake videos about fake ballots, not to mention faked … Continue Reading Parenting in the Weirdest Time line
Are kids scared about QAnon? Of course not. They don’t read the news. They don’t listen to FOX. They don’t care what politicians are saying. Hopefully they are staying off … Continue Reading QAnon, the Satanic Panic, and how to talk to kids about the scary things grownups believe
“We’ve got to do something about this.” College students are the most internet-savvy demographic. After all, they grew up with the internet. So they know how to spot hoaxes, fake … Continue Reading An Alarming Number of Digital Natives are Falling for Misinformation
Adult attention is the single most reinforcing thing for a child. Except maybe for sugar. Or video games. Or sugar. But adult attention has to top the list for just … Continue Reading Parenting Hack: Pay Attention to Attention
The recent presidential debate has me wondering what kids are going to learn from all this misbehavior by adults. When they hear grown ups debating so disrespectfully it is hard … Continue Reading 5 Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Disagree with Respect
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – – when the United States is a service economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have … Continue Reading Critical Quotes – Carl Sagan
Fake news. Alternative facts. Salted pop tarts. The world is getting weirder by the day. As parents and educators we know that our kids need to learn how to think … Continue Reading Check out my new children’s book
This site is dedicated to helping you teach your kid critical thinking skills, but some parents might wonder why we should bother doing this in the first place. After all, … Continue Reading Why Teach Critical Thinking to Your Kid?