The Linguistics of Cooties (and Other Weird Things Kids Say)
The game of cooties lets children learn about the idea of contagion, but kid culture and wordplay aren't meant for adults.
Why Playing Superhero Is Good for Kids
It's hard to know how to respond to imaginative play that looks violent. Some experts say it's best to go ahead and let little kids play superhero anyway.
Sesame Street’s Controversial Early Years
Sesame Street's original purpose was to use TV to deliver research-based educational techniques and prepare low-income kids for school.
Are We Spoiling Our Kids with Too Much Praise?
Is the “gold medal for all” approach fueling a generation of narcissists?
In Defense of Introverted Children
As the mother of an introverted child, I felt unnerved by the reactions of adults around me to my daughter’s quietness.
The Woman Behind “Happy Birthday to You”
The story of Patty Smith Hill, the woman who wrote "Happy Birthday To You"