Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don’t)

Read to children like this, and they'll have greater cognitive development -- and become more successful. Just about every parent I know wants to do whatever they can to ensure their kids live happy and successful lives. It's why we pack up and move to new neighborhoods, why we learn to praise our children in … Continue reading Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don’t)

Resilience – A master skill for children

Helping our children to build resilience when they are faced with adversity is a key element of their development and mental health. Without a doubt, protecting children from unnecessary suffering is our responsibility as educators, caregivers and parents. Even though we wish we could avoid children pain and suffering, sometimes adversity is unavoidable, and it … Continue reading Resilience – A master skill for children

The Science of Early Childhood Development

From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts A science-based approach to building a more promising future for young children and families "Early childhood is a time of great promise and rapid change, when the architecture of the developing brain is most open to the influences of relationships and experiences. Yet significant disadvantages in the life circumstances … Continue reading The Science of Early Childhood Development

Upcoming Event: Benefits and Challenges of Adolescence

Adolescência: Benefícios e Desafios November 23, 2016,  8:00am SOCIESC Auditorium - Florianopolis, Brazil Adolescence is an astonishing and fascinating period. It is known to be a time of great challenges for both teenagers and adult caregivers. Through findings in neuroscience and empirical research we can better understand this period. It is now known that the … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Benefits and Challenges of Adolescence

Teaching Stories

Teaching stories is a term used to describe narratives that have been deliberately created as vehicles for the transmission of wisdom. Our favorite Teaching Stories are those written by Idries Shah. We have found that children (and adults alike) truly love and enjoy these timeless stories and at the same time as we read, tell … Continue reading Teaching Stories

The Teen Brain Still Under Construction

One of the ways that scientists have searched for the causes of mental illness is by studying the development of the brain from birth to adulthood. Powerful new technologies have enabled them to track the growth of the brain and to investigate the connections between brain function, development, and behavior. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) shares interesting research findings … Continue reading The Teen Brain Still Under Construction