A couple years ago I was walking down the driveway with my 5 year old daughter to get the mail. As we walked she looked down and noticed 4 or 5 brightly colored Skittles in one of the concrete joints. She stopped and stared down for a minute and then looked up at me. I knew … [Read more...] about What Can Plato’s Ring Tell Kids About Morality?
We all make claims. "This drink is too hot." "The mail is late." "Die Hard is the best Christmas movie ever." Or "the best way to good health is a bowl of Captain Crunch every morning." These are just some of the claims I have made in the past 2 weeks. But how good were my … [Read more...] about How Kids Can Give Strong Reasons For A Claim
I asked my 5 year old what makes a good friend. He told me, "somebody who shares their candy and doesn't hit." I also asked what made HIM a good friend. He thought about it for a minute and said, "well, I don't usually have much candy but I let everybody play with my train set." … [Read more...] about What Qualities Are Required To Be A Good Friend?
If you count all the times your child has argued with you about something, how many times has it been about rules? Things like picking up toys, being home on time, putting clothes away and no putting lipstick on your baby brother have probably come up at your house at some point. … [Read more...] about What Is A Social Contract And How Does It Protect My Rights?
Today's kids learn how to use devices such as smartphones and tables before they read or even walk. My 1 year old quickly figured out how to swipe the screen on an iPad to find the app with a picture of Mickey Mouse. The "digital natives" don't know anything different than a … [Read more...] about How Well Can Your Child Judge The Credibility Of Information On The Internet?