Parenting and B.F. Skinner: It All Boils Down to Operant Conditioning

Do your remember the Youtube video that went viral about the three dogs that learned how to drive a mini-Cooper? In case you don’t, I’ve included the clip to remind and entertain you. In

Pride and Its Flip Side: Teaching Children About Pride

Pride goeth before a fall (Proverbs 16:18) is a phrase we’ve all heard before and most of us understand what it means. People shouldn’t get all puffed up and full of themselves. No one

The Book With No Pictures: A Reader’s Power

The Book With No Pictures is an intriguing name and concept for a children’s book. Or at least it seemed that way to me at first when an article on the subject caught my

Why Your Kids Should MOOC

  MOOC. It’s an absurd little word that sounds like the mating call of a moose. In truth, it’s an acronym for an online educational resource that’s trending in universities and becoming a valuable

Cutest Baby Videos: You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll MARVEL

Cutest baby videos. Every time you see that claim, you just know it’s hyperbole. But you can’t help it: you gotta watch them anyway. Because you love babies more than just about anything in

Microwave Baked Apples: The Autumn Comfort food

Another school day has ended and coming home, there’s a chill in the air. The ground is littered with leaves that crunch underfoot and there’s this feeling of something coming to an end.  That’s

Maternal Instinct: Moms Just Know What To Do

Maternal instinct: psychologists can argue it out ‘til the cows come home. They can believe it exists or prove it doesn’t. But moms know the truth. And we know what to do. Moms know

4 Kinds of Parents: Do You Believe in Discipline?

Discipline is the method by which parents teach their children appropriate behavior. Setting boundaries for children and illustrating what is and isn’t acceptable behavior is achieved through various parenting techniques. The parenting techniques chosen

Quadruplets Getting Real: The Quadinators

Pearl, Lexie, Lewis, and Rose Beck are quadruplets. Their mother Helene Beck and I are old friends who lost track of each other and then reunited via the wonders of social media. When I

National Preparedness Month: Raising a Child With Grit

  September marks the beginning of the harvest, apple-picking season, the Fall equinox, and a changing of leaves. Historically, farmers prepared food stores for the long winter months, squirrels and burrowing animals collected and buried