I was at a kid’s party and "Teenage Dream" came on the Sirius XM pop station. Surveying the room, the seven-year-olds were singing let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans as free and easy as the Spongebob Squarepants theme. One of the mom’s was outraged by the overt sexual nature of the lyrics. “This music is entirely inappropriate,” she said, her face contorted with judgment, as if the kids not only understood the machinations of baby-making and the implications of pubescent lust, they were colluding with Katy Perry’s fantasy to have the same happen to them....more
MAYBE IT’S NOT JUST A TANTRUM
We’ve all seen toddlers having meltdowns–throwing themselves face down on the floor, crying, wailing, screaming and behaving in a way that’s embarrassing to their parents and irritating to by-standers.. Is this a natural and normal part of child development or is it something else?
New research suggested that a lack of emotional regulation (or self-control) in childhood can predict psychological problems in adolescence and adulthood....more