In Pitching Veggies to Kids, Less Is More

Matt Richtel, NY Times writer of the above-titled article, tells of research that goes along with the video I have attached here (The video is Halloween-themed, but fits perfectly here nonetheless.). In the article, he writes “One of the fiercest marketing battles in the world takes place in kitchens and at dining room tables across […]

Young Children Are Diagnosed With ADHD-type Symptoms, When Behaviors Are Actually Typical

Young Children Are Diagnosed With ADHD-type Symptoms, When Behaviors Are Actually Typical KJ Dell’Antonia’s May 16 post for Motherlode, the NY Times parenting blog, revealed the fact that “about 15,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old, many on Medicaid, are being medicated for attention deficit disorder, according to data presented by an official at […]

Oxford University, England Found a Link Between Some Forms of Childcare and Behavioral Problems

Oxford University, England Found a Link Between Some Forms of Childcare and Behavioral Problems Graeme Paton, Education Editor for the Telegraph, wrote on October 16, 2013 that “academics at Oxford University discovered that exposure to some forms of early education contributed to bad behavior and could be linked to emotional problems.”  As an opening sentence […]

Specialists Sidestep Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers with ADHD

Specialists Sidestep Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers with ADHD Christina Samuels cross-posted an article from On Special Education blog for Education Week’s blog “Early Years.”  The article she cross-posted summarized findings regarding use of prescription drugs with preschoolers who exhibit attentional deficits.  The findings originated from a survey study that was released during a recent meeting devoted to […]

Providence, R.I., Wins $5 Million to Improve Early Literacy

Providence, R.I., Wins $5 Million to Improve Early Literacy This blog entry from the “Early Years”, one of Education Week’s blogs, follows up nicely on the video I posted yesterday of Sam and my comments about the connection between vocabulary development and literacy skills.  Julie Blair writes in the above-linked blog about a program called […]

Sweden Gets it Right Encouraging Children’s Development

Sweden Gets it Right Encouraging Children’s Development The United States would do well to look at Sweden’s model for figuring out what serves parents and children for best outcomes in the early years.  In Sweden, there is no distinction between child care and preschool.  The above-linked article’s author, Miriam Nordfors, explains that Sweden uses what […]