OPINION: Can this 12-step Program from Finland Aid U.S. education?

We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland. We wanted to see what the United States could learn...

In Defense of Play: What Will it Take to Get Parents,...

The first time I taught a course on play, I used the term Play Defenders. I told my students, as future early childhood educators,...

Tipping the Scales of Child Sexual Abuse

“Predators aren't just strangers. They can be highly educated. They can be very well-respected in the community. It could be a family member, it...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting...

On Super Bowl parade day, a look at how the Eagles...

As the city celebrates the Super Bowl champion Eagles, it is easy to forget their actions off the field -- including their generosity to...

Recess Is More Than Just Child’s Play

Recess is in distress. That all-important chance to refresh mind and body in the middle of a stressful school day is in danger of...

Philly’s $500 Million Parks Project Needs a Little Help From Teens

Over the next seven years, Philadelphia will invest $500 million in revitalizing the city’s parks and recreation centers. The goal of the project, titled...

Back to the Future: Returning to Native Diets Drops Diabetes Rate...

NOME, Alaska — Megan Timm is trying to bring down western Alaska’s diabetes rate, one child and one smoked fish at a time. The manager...

Boys Will Be (Real) Boys

A few weeks ago, a friend stumbled across a picture of her 10-year-old son and his younger cousin that threw her for a loop. While...

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play

“Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!” Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests that this...

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