In the upcoming school year, there will be new legislation governing how much junk kids get at school. But it's still a work in progress.
New Rules May Curb Classroom Cupcakes
The season of junk-food-laden classroom holiday parties is upon us. And while some parents see all the cake, candy and salty snacks as a harmless indulgence during a festive season, others object to any unhealthy food in the...Read More
This is an amazing read.
Imagine this scenario: It’s a Tuesday evening and you’re just home from work, still panting from the subway ride, when you determine without doubt that your fourth-grader has lice. Read More
Maybe so. In my own parenting experience, the more time I dedicate to my kids' school and extracurricular activities, the less I actually dedicate to them. It's the ultimate irony. Amanda Ripley, you are onto something.
Ban School Bake Sales
American parents show up at their children’s schools. A lot. Nearly nine out of 10 attended at least one PTA or other school meeting in the 2011–12 school year, according to data released last week by the...Read More
Such a profound and interesting article that appeared in the NY Times today. It took me back to a moment I will never forget: it was during my pediatric training and I was sitting in a lecture on Attention Defecit Disorder. The speaker told us that if every child in a classroom were to receive stimulant medication - regardless of whether or not they had ADD - every one of them would do better in school. It was a morning lecture and the speaker went on, "How many of you are holding a cup of coffee right now?" Nearly 100% of us unclasped one hand from our cups and raised them in the air. "Caffeine is a stimulant, just like the drugs used for ADD. See what I mean? You are all doing better because of your drug."