Kindergarten

Kids on the Sidewalk

Five-year-olds had a big first, last week. They started school. Parents were excited and weepy. Kids were excited and scared. Teachers were excited and reassuring.

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Let Them Be Bonked

Kids' Feet

Confession: I let my toddler pull a kitchen chair down on top of himself. I could've jumped up and righted the chair before it fell, but I didn't.

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Pain Does Not Teach

Kids' Feet

We've got this notion that people — kids, especially — need to suffer a little bit when they do something wrong, so that next time, they'll think, "Last time I suffered. I don't think I'll do that again."

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Then Do It

Kids' Feet

Did you say yes to your kid? Did you say no? Whatever you said, if you don't follow through, you're demonstrating that your words don't mean much and they can predictably tune you out.

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