The events of the past week, with mobs of rioters attacking the Capitol building, has everyone on edge. Including kids. In the aftermath a number of articles have been written … Continue Reading A Historic Teaching Moment for Critical Thinking
2020 was full of things no one could predict. Challenge accepted. Here are my predictions for 2021.
As far as I can tell, our soon-to-be first lady (first lady elect?) Jill Biden is an amazing person. She has two master’s degrees and a doctorate. And she got … Continue Reading On Being the Wrong Kind of Doctor
Some parents with a strong streak of skepticism and a chronic case of critical thinking can feel a little hypocritical this time of year. When we skeptical parents tell our … Continue Reading Santa for Skeptics?
“For my son’s tenth birthday I looked for a fun adventure story that had the themes he loved and which we often talked about in our family. Themes like critical … Continue Reading Why did I write Beyond Belief? – read this interview to find out!
Want to learn more about the book that made her so excited about reading? Check out her review of my children’s book on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A … Continue Reading The Joy on This Young Reader’s Face!
You can read the review at Red Pillows here: Red Pillows – Book Review
We’ve all been there. You’ve given a direction to your kid. Put the tablet away. Put on your shoes. Help with the dishes. Time for bed. Get your backpack… But … Continue Reading Five Tips to Get Kids to Listen
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