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Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma by David Bornstein, The New York Times, November 13, 2013 Punishing children for misbehavior they don’t know how to control only adds to their suffering.

School Curriculum Falls Short on Bigger Lessons

School Curriculum Falls Short on Bigger Lessons by Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times, September 5, 2011 Many child development experts worry that … the ever-growing emphasis on academic performance and test scores means many children aren’t developing life skills like self-control, motivation, focus and resilience, which are far better predictors of long-term success than high […]

When a Doctor’s Note for a Student Doesn’t Help

When a Doctor’s Note for a Student Doesn’t Help by Perri Klass, MD, NY Times  September 13, 2010 School refusal — any kind of absenteeism, from phobia to truancy, that can be traced to the child’s own actions and wishes — is at the very intersection of education, psychology and pediatrics. So it should be […]