Administrative: A Professional Development Talk: Ellen Galinsky
Place: Smith College, Neilson Browsing Room OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ellen Galinsky is the President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), and helped establish the field of work and family life while at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Galinsky is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College and the 2005 Outstanding Vo . . . [Full Article]
Some kids reject new tastes and textures, while others show their independence through eating – or not eating – the food they’re offered. But, even picky eaters can learn to like fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods and beverages.
Try these strategies to create a positive eating environment and avoid struggles during mealtimes. · Do the dip. Toddlers and preschoolers love dipping, so try serving veggies with yogurt, hummus, low-fat dressing, or low-fat melted cheese.
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Administrative: Are drugs like Ritalin and Adderall really helping children? Should we really keep expanding the number of prescriptions filled?
L. Alan Sroufe, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, expresses his concern about children's use of A.D.D drugs in a recent New York Times article. Three million children in the U.S take drugs for problems in focusing- a twentyfold increase in the past thirty years! Parents should be aware that attention-deficit drugs increase concentration in the short-term, but neither improve school achievement nor reduce behavior problems in the l . . . [Full Article]
Administrative: Free Workshops for Parents
The Puzzle of Parenting workshop series is designed for parents, grandparents and guardians of children from birth to kindergarten age. Local parents helped us select the topics. Most workshops are offered at multiple locations so families can choose the most convenient site and date. Come to as many workshops as you wish, in any community—and plan to bring a friend!
There is no charge for the workshops and free childcare will be available with pre-registration at most locations, as noted. . . . [Full Article]
Administrative: Why are so many working mothers haunted by constant guilt?
Francie Latour discusses the tormenting guilt that many mothers are now facing; they feel like "bad mothers" when trying to find a balance between work and home life. A study was conducted at the University of Toronto quantifying the emotions we experience as work and family boundaries become increasingly blurred, and measuring the effect those emotions have on psychological well-being. Women tend to feel more guilt about themselves while doing the juggling of home and work-life that s . . . [Full Article]