In an age of robots, schools are teaching to be redundant

In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines? Children learn best when teaching aligns with their natural exuberance, energy and curiosity. So why are they dragooned into rows and made to sit still while they are stuffed with facts?

Things that breaks a child’s self confidence

Making your child confident is a process that needs full dedication and effort from the side of parents.Finding and correcting the factors that can affect the confidence of a child should be the first step of improving his/her confidence.This can be anything from the family itself or from the friends, relatives or even teachers.

Why does the United States still let 12-year-olds get married?

U.S. lawmakers are strongly at odds with U.S. foreign policy when it comes to child marriage. While the numbers at home are nowhere near that dire, they are disturbing. Many of the children married between 2000 and 2010 were wed to adults significantly older than they were, the data shows. At least 31 percent were married to a spouse age 21 or older.

Children who love themselves are on the road to mental health

Children in primary school are at a stage where core beliefs about themselves and the world around them are still being formed. What they begin to believe about themselves becomes, over time, their truth. So a child who develops self-beliefs such as “I am kind. I am competent. I am lovable” will likely find themselves on a path to good self-esteem.

In praise of the family meal

Family meals remain a signature advantage of being human. They are a breeding ground for memories, capable of birthing great laughter one minute and forcing us to confront dark realities the next. Perhaps most important, the table is a remarkable classroom where we learn essential skills for life.

Millennial fathers are getting more involved in parenting

Although there seems to be a trend of more fathers being hands-on parents in general – possibly the result of more mothers entering the workforce and having less time for child-rearing – the phenomenon seems to be more pronounced among millennials, some of whom are more comfortable switching up traditional gender roles in the household.