Behavior + Learning

On-the-ground advice about what makes kids tick. You'd be amazed by the differences kid-to-kid.

Hacks about:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

21 February 2013

13 February 2013

12 February 2013

State of the Union printable worksheet

Calamity Jennie put together this printable worksheet so she and her daughter can track the issues President Obama discusses in tonight's State of the Union address.

Read more

12 December 2012

A beautiful way to visually connect chores to allowance

We all know this: what works for one family doesn't work for another. Such is the case with motivation systems, star charts, and other ways of tracking and rewarding chores.

Read more

11 December 2012

Do your kids need religion?

My new Accidental Expert post strays from the usual practical topics into something I rarely talk about: religion.

Read more

03 December 2012

Marissa Mayer’s “easy baby” isn’t fussing…so why is everyone else?

Most Internet Parenting Dramas aren't worth much attention. But this one flared up a few days ago, and I just had to grab my megaphone and call bullsh*t.

Read more

19 November 2012

6 easy ways to involve kids in Thanksgiving

Sure, you could distract your kids with a few Thanksgiving printables and a box of crayons, but there's a bigger opportunity here. This year, involve your kids in the actual work of Thanksgiving.

Read more

15 November 2012

10 October 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Visiting schools in Mojo

My respect for educators took another leap when we visited two schools in the village of Mojo, Ethiopia with ONEMoms.

Read more

20 September 2012

Your school could win a $50K grant through Clorox's "Power A Bright Future"

This post is brought to you by Clorox®. Helping you power a bright future for your school. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. From an educational perspective, the transition back to school is rather jarring for my daughter. Learning goes from being a kinetic, free-form, exploratory process...

Read more

04 September 2012

Educational osmosis, or the "sponge" method of learning

I wrote this post on the last day of camp, while in the daze and haze of witnessing my girl kindle her passion for music. It was something to behold.

Read more

27 August 2012

The power of being a raw beginner

Why playing "Twinkle Twinkle" on the violin may be my most important accomplishment of the summer.

Read more

22 August 2012

Back to School: Five Realistic Tips for Transition

My plan is to balance getting prepared for school with enjoying our finals days of summer.

Read more

21 August 2012

Fantastic new book released today: Duct Tape Parenting

If you find yourself arguing, cajoling, and negotiating a bit too much with your kids, give the new book "Duct Tape Parenting" a read. It's a refreshing reminder that doing less is often the answer (a message dear to my heart).

Read more

07 August 2012

Parenting a child with anxiety...from a dad who's been there

I would recommend any parent of an anxious child read Shaun's post. Especially poignant because he suffered anxiety as a child and so approaches the topic from a place of empathy.

Read more

BACK | MORE hacks in "Behavior + Learning"

GO to Parent Hacks Home Page

Email updates

  • Never miss a hack -- the next one might change your life. Sign up here.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

Start Amazon shopping here