Trustful parenting is thrown off course, in various ways, when fear prevails. By Peter Gray Ph.D.  Freedom to Learn I have long been advocating, on this blog and elsewhere, for what I refer to as trustful parenting.  Trustful parents allow their children as much freedom as reasonably possible to make their own decisions.  They trust their […]

By Peter Gray Ph.D. Freedom to Learn Converging evidence shows a major shift toward independence around age four. My earliest clear memories of events I experienced, which are not simply memories of stories told to me about my childhood, are from when I was 4 years old. I know, because those memories are clearly situated […]

Possum Magic again, are you for real kid?! from www.shutterstock.com We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. But the experts haven’t been in your home, and your child requests the same book every single night, sometimes […]