Purposeful Parent: Psychological Based Myth Busting For Parents #2

Today we present the 2nd myth in the series entitled ‘Psychologically based myth busting for parents!’ Myth #2— Punishment is necessary to make children behave. False. Punishment is quite simply ineffective and counter productive.  It can have life-long damaging effects and ironically is often responsible for promoting and creating the very behaviors we hope to avoid […]

Are you smarter than a 9th grader?

“Are you smarter than a 5th-grader?” I’ve always enjoyed that television show. It’s so amazing to watch those little kiddos spew out information on such a wide variety of subjects. As an educator, I’ve spent quite a bit of time researching cognitive development in children. The average healthy 10 to 11 year old is quite […]