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When Winning Isn't Everything, Fun, Trust and Cooperation Really Score Sep. 17, 2019

Energy Express

I opened an email the other day that whipped me right back to the '70s, when New Games were first in... Read More

The One Place Kids Still Play Outside May. 24, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of (fi... Read More

Merry-Go-Round May. 04, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Don't worry. He's fine," my son's kindergartener teacher said to me over the phone when I picked up... Read More

Power in Numbers Dec. 11, 2017

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I work in the aftercare program of a highly regarded private school. It's a part-time jo... Read More

Angel At School Hits At Home Oct. 27, 2017

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My 6-year-old daughter hits either me or her brother when she gets frustrated or ... Read More

A New Entry In The World's Worst Ex Contest Sep. 29, 2017

Tales From the Front

We have something of a contest going here at TALES FROM THE FRONT as we search for the world's worst... Read More

Running After the Mean Girls and an Ignoring Stepdaughter Jul. 29, 2017

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My 7-year-old daughter is not very savvy on the playground. She is constantly cha... Read More

Urban America's Underclass: More Money Won't Solve the Problems Jun. 29, 2017

Larry Elder

PBS NewsHour aired a story last year about Milwaukee, saying many residents call the city "the worst... Read More

The Other Johnny Feb. 08, 2017

Classic Zig Ziglar

Many of you remember the movie "Stand And Deliver," the story of Jaime Escalante, an immigrant from ... Read More

State Schools Need to Exercise Flexibility Jan. 06, 2017

Daily Editorials

Ask most teachers — especially teachers of very young children - about the importance of reces... Read More

Winners Make Others Smile Nov. 01, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Something has happened, and I am unable to talk to anyone I know about it. I'm an adult ... Read More

You Are Not a 'Home-Wrecker' Jul. 12, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I work for an insurance company. A certain nice guy also works there. To make a long st... Read More

Aging and the Power of Positive Thinking Jun. 10, 2016

C Force

According to the Census Bureau, the number of Americans 65 and older is expected to nearly double by... Read More

Mom Angry About Bullying Mar. 23, 2016

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: My son is being bullied on the bus and at school, and I am angry. He's a perfectly normal second ... Read More

Social Skills Can Be Learned Mar. 13, 2016

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: My 11-year-old daughter is an only child and has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as wel... Read More

Running After The Mean Girls and An Ignoring Stepdaughter Dec. 05, 2015

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My seven-year-old daughter is not very savvy on the playground. She is constantly... Read More

Making Recess (Too) Safe Apr. 16, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

No more running! That's the order the kids on the playground at Riverview Junior School in Kent, Eng... Read More

Mall Mehness Feb. 14, 2015

Katiedid Langrock

I'm not really a mall person. Never have been. I had no tween need to buy the uber-popular electroni... Read More

I Blame the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Jul. 05, 2014

Katiedid Langrock

"Ray, when someone asks if you're a god, you say, 'Yes'!" In the iconic ending of "Ghostbusters," Go... Read More