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Oct05

Helicopter Parent and Tiger Mothers

Helicopter Parent and Tiger Mothers

We confess we had never heard of a helicopter parent until a friend brought up another parent whose son had just suffered an accident: “He is such a total helicopter parent.” It turns out that there are several types of helicopter parents — combat, traffic and rescue, for example — and this phenomenon has raised […]

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Sep14

5 Ways to Reinforce Positive Behaviors in Your Child

5 Ways to Reinforce Positive Behaviors in Your Child

  Parents loom large in the development of their children’s personalities. As the Pixar film Inside Out tells it, parents form the biggest “islands” (personality aspects) for their children. As the principle socialization agents for their children, parents have a large array of resources at their disposal to mold their children’s behavior. “Have you eaten […]

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Sep07

Using Frustration and Failure as Educational Tools

Several scientifically-based studies, such as those by Walter Mischel, Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth and others, confirm that cognitive ability (measured, for example, by IQ) is not a reliable indicator of success and achievement. How do we define success and achievement?  We look at academic indicators (like grades and test scores) or social factors (a career, […]

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