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Be Careful What You Wish For: Obama’s Preschool Plan

My TIME.com column today on why little kids need to be little kids (and we should be worried about turning preschool into ‘big school’): Early childhood advocates were elated by Obama’s State of the Union proposal to vastly expand our infrastructure of … Continue reading

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Why Pygmies Make Better Parents

My TIME.com post on why modern parents have things backwards about child development, nurturing, and the value of play: “With narcissism levels on the rise among college students, and kids everywhere growing up with inflated egos and deflated life prospects, it’s hard to make … Continue reading

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Why Children Need Play

This is the best-ever reason children should be encouraged to play! Read the whole article, “All Work and No Play Make the Baining the Dullest Culture on Earth” here, but the summary is that the Baining people of Papua New Guinea are … Continue reading

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