In one short, 12-day span, The New York Times published two articles that serves as feminist bookends, of a sort, regarding the pitfalls facing women when we try to be too darn nice. The first was Catherine Newman’s “I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be Nice." In the piece, this 40-something mother explains why she does not instruct her ten-year-old daughter to smile at … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls Of Teaching Our Daughters To Be “Nice”
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Kids often act before they think, but as children mature they begin to learn how to control their impulses. However, with some children, impulsive behavior continues on to the extent that it disrupts their lives and the lives of those around them. Often, helping these children requires a great deal of understanding and specialized knowledge. Definition The definition of … [Read more...] about Impulsive Behavior in a Child
If your teen is being bullied at school, it's important to realize that she is not alone. Something also must be done to prevent the incidents from escalating. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 32 percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 report that they were bullied at school in 2007; an additional 4 percent reported being cyber bullied. … [Read more...] about How Do I Deal With High School Bullying?