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?
When I was 10 years old, I checked out a book from the library about folk legends. The book detailed stories of Big Foot, the Hydra and various other monsters that had reported sightings around the world. My favorite was the story of the Loch Ness Monster. Evidence for the … [Read more...] about Can Your Kids Avoid Being Fooled?