Getting on the same parenting page
Whether you're right or wrong, call a cease-fire and find a way to build a united front for the kids’ sake.
Reinforcing small changes in your child's behavior
Are you baffled about how to manage your child's difficult behavior? Remember that each step he takes toward better behavior is a move in the right direction.
Like a Sponge podcast: Radical rethink
In rural North Carolina, one district launched a radical experiment to rethink their traditional high school. It worked so well, they’ve become a national model.
Like a Sponge podcast: Banishing bias from school
A Pennsylvania high school rebuilt its culture through an antiracist lens. A Texas teacher's culturally responsive teaching builds on the strengths and needs of her students.
How culturally responsive teaching prepares students for true success
Many schools have discovered that valuing traditionally underserved students' cultural and individual identities contributes to their long-term success.
What is an anti-racist school?
More schools are committing to rethinking their policies and practices through the lens of equity to ensure that all their students thrive.
How trauma-informed teaching helps kids succeed in school
Studies show that dealing with trauma makes it difficult for students to learn. In response, some schools are adopting a more supportive approach to teaching.
When schools spank
Corporal punishment in public schools is more common than you might guess. But experts agree this punitive tactic doesn't work and has lasting, harmful consequences.
Arrests of 6-year-olds shows the perils of putting police in primary schools
Research suggests putting police in schools (formally known as school resource officers, or SROs) can quickly escalate what would otherwise be a routine school disciplinary situation.
5 things to say when your child says, "You're not the boss of me!"
Don't laugh (or lose your temper). Here's what experts say is really going on.
When Mom says yes and Dad says no
"We can't look like two heads as parents," says America's Supernanny Deborah Tillman. "It confuses the child." Here's how to fix this common parenting mistake.
What's your parenting style?
Experts have identified four basic styles: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and hands-off. Whatever your approach, here's how to make the most of your parenting style.
Restorative justice: a better approach to school discipline
Many school districts are teaching kids to respond peacefully to conflict — and seeing improved behavior and fewer suspensions as a result.
Am I failing as a mom? Dealing with the unpredictable behavior of an ODD child
My son’s out-of-control, unpredictable behavior caused my husband and me to re-examine how we dish out discipline.
6 myths about respect
Understanding exactly what is (and isn't) respect can help your family set expectations for how to treat each other, communicate — and even disagree — respectfully.
7 tips to prevent tantrums before they happen
Learn what triggers your child's tantrums — and how to avoid them altogether. Yes, really.