It's cultural and legal in all states, but is spanking discipline or abuse?
It's common, it's cultural, it's legal in all states in the nation. But does spanking work?
Getting on the same parenting page
Whether you're right or wrong, call a cease-fire and find a way to build a united front for the kids’ sake.
7 do's and and don'ts to help your child develop empathy
Help your child develop empathy by fostering an emotionally intelligent environment.
Sibling rivalry — lifelong relationships, lifelong effects
Sibling rivalry can be a positive training ground for life — or a negative relationship between brothers and sisters that escalates to abuse.
Motivating the unmotivated student
Here's how you can help your student plan for the future.
Is your child gifted?
Unfortunately, it may depend on who you ask — and where you live. From IQ to behaviors, learn the many signs, both promising and troubling, of giftedness.
Red flags of a learning issue
How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues.
Childhood obesity epidemic
One in three American children is obese, and this generation of kids is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Learn how and why you should talk to your child about weight, and what you can do to keep your child healthy.
Making fitness a family affair
Keeping it simple and fun is the key to making fitness part of the family routine.
7 dangerous teen trends
You really don’t want to know about these dumb and dangerous things some teens are doing — but you should.
7 ways music benefits your child's brain
Research underscores how playing an instrument bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
Reinforcing small changes in your child's behavior
Are you baffled about how to manage your child's difficult behavior? Remember that each step he takes toward better behavior is a move in the right direction.
Is it ADHD or something else?
Consider these factors to help determine what is causing your child's attention or hyperactivity problem.
Like a Sponge podcast: Banishing bias from school
A Pennsylvania high school rebuilt its culture through an antiracist lens. A Texas teacher's culturally responsive teaching builds on the strengths and needs of her students.
Like a Sponge podcast: School culture makeover
What happens when a high school realizes that their strict behavior rules are doing more harm than good? One Massachusetts charter school revamped their school culture one relationship at a time.
How culturally responsive teaching prepares students for true success
Many schools have discovered that valuing traditionally underserved students' cultural and individual identities contributes to their long-term success.