ADHD: The History of a Diagnosis
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been a controversial diagnosis since it was first described, back in the 1940s.
Bringing Up Baby Straight
Many parents just assume their kids will turn out heterosexual. That's part of heteronormativity.
Taking Children’s Art Seriously
Are children’s drawings meaningless scribbles or serious creative work? Western scholars and child psychologists have debated this topic for years.
Winston Churchill’s Love-Hungry Childhood
Winston Churchill started life as a love-starved child whose lonely childhood set the stage for his almost fanatical need for influence and power.
Why Our Work Affects How Kids Play
The way we think about the skills kids need—and even how they should play—is deeply tied to the characteristics we expect them to need as adults.
What’s So Bad About Instant Gratification?
The internet is making us impatient. But is that actually such a bad thing? Our tech columnist takes a look.