Positive Lessons for Kids from The Hunger Games

Books have a powerful way of engaging our minds and emotions.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is no exception. A friend recommended the trilogy to me and I read (OK, devoured) them while on vacation in February. The movie (based on the first book) arrived in theaters this past weekend. Viewers of all ages came …[Read More]

Learning is Hard and That’s OK

This morning the American Psychological Association (APA) released some new research – and it is now my favorite bit of parenting news. The study, out of France, suggests that when children become obsessed with success, and thus afraid to fail, their academic performance may actually suffer.  They surmise, in fact, that experiencing struggle and even …[Read More]