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Nearly 40% of US children lack strong emotional bonds with their parents

B. Rose Huber-Princeton In a study of 14,000 US children, researchers found that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with their parents—bonds that are crucial to success later in life. According to the report, published by Sutton Trust, children under the age of three who do not form strong bonds with their mothers or fathers […]

The important role that parents play in mentoring relationships

Posted by Kea Norrell-Aitch, Michigan State University Extension Most mentoring programs require adult mentors and youth mentees to spend a significant amount of time together. This one-on-one time is needed to form a trusting relationship and to become familiar with each other. Michigan State University Extension suggests parents be included in the match process to […]

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Here is a nice review from the New York Times of Paul Tough’s popular book on the role non-cognitive factors. Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character By Paul Tough 231 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $27. Most readers of The New York Times probably subscribe to what Paul Tough calls “the cognitive hypothesis”: the […]