Question: As a parent, should I get involved to protect my child from the bullies in her school?

From my experience, you should talk to everyone at the school, email them, and go see them in person. You want them to investigate and push the kids to resolve their difference in healthy ways. Continue reading Question: As a parent, should I get involved to protect my child from the bullies in her school?

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My little engineer …

I remember the timid kid who came to me in 9th grade because she like astronomy and telescopes. She heard I had one in mothballs in the back room and wanted to see about it. I told her it needed some work before it would function. She diligently worked to locate the old documentation, find the problem, order a part, and fix the telescope. Continue reading My little engineer …

Question: What is the psychology behind being adventurous, and why is it worth developing this trait?

Seeking novel experiences is one of the earliest behaviors babies exhibit. Even more telling is what happens if novel experiences are absent: A well known developmental milestone for the age of 2 months is that babies will begin to cry if their environment doesn’t change … they will experience pain simply from the boredom of their situation. Continue reading Question: What is the psychology behind being adventurous, and why is it worth developing this trait?