Why ‘Bad’ Moms Still Should Parent Their Kids

Published by EducationNews.org — Teach incompetent parents responsive, responsible parenting to avoid taking babies away from the people they love. In her own opinion, Dr. Brenda Harden has made serious mistakes with other people’s lives. Thirty years ago Harden was a front-line social worker for Child Protective Services in New York City, frequently removing children from troubled, violentContinue reading “Why ‘Bad’ Moms Still Should Parent Their Kids”

What Does a Flourishing, Healthy, Competent Kid Look Like?

Published by EducationNews.org — Child Trends is working on a new project to track positive trends among children and youth. Child Trends has started a “Flourishing Child Project.” Ironically, Child Trends (CT) has long been among my most reliable sources of data about the state of American kids, almost all of which is depressingly negative.  TheirContinue reading “What Does a Flourishing, Healthy, Competent Kid Look Like?”