Sociologist Dalton Conley gave his kids unusual names after seeing a study suggesting that could help improve impulse control. Here he talks about his new book Parentology, part startling memoir, part primer on how to use scientific method to help raise your kids.
With an estimated 2.3 million Americans behind bars, the U.S. incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other nation on Earth. As a result, one out of every 28 children grows up with a parent in jail—an average of one child per classroom.
These numbers are the reason why Sesame Street Workshop has created Alex the Muppet, the first Sesame character to have a father in prison. He’s an average kid who has some extra baggage in life and is struggling to cope.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Here’s Co.Create contributor and new mother Jessica Gross on 4 Ways To Be A Happier Parent- One Mother’s Experiment
1. Learn coping mechanisms for minor annoyances.
2. Remember to balance your own needs with your child’s needs.
3. Remember the big picture.
4. Take time off…
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