I admit it-the title of this blog post is more sensational than most. It's meant to be! The following article/interview is great. A professor from my alma mater-University of Pennsylvania-talks to NPR about the adolescent brain. I don't want to say too much here because you should really just read, or listen to, the interview. It's incredibly informative and may surprise you quite a bit! Feel free to comment here, tweet me @fpschDrSweeney, or contact me directly email@example.com with your thoughts. Read, listen, enjoy, and discuss with the teens in your life!
Fairly recently, I got a book for my 4-year-old son about Albert Einstein. It's a great book-geared towards younger kids. Throughout the book, the theme of curiosity comes up again and again. Obviously, it helps to be a genius and curious (as Einstein certainly was), but for all of us-curiosity and interest in our environments has significant benefits. The following article talks about what these benefits are and how curiosity actually impacts our brain functioning. The great thing about curiosity (the best thing I think) is that you can't outgrow it. You can train yourself to be curious throughout your life, reaping its benefits forever. Check out the article and then let me know what you think. Comment below, tweet me @fpschDrSweeney, or contact me directly. Enjoy!
The second quarter just ended in DC, so I imagine that it just ended in many parts of the country. Therefore, a lot of parents are going to be meeting with their child's teacher and talking about how the first half of the school year went and what to expect for the second half of the year. The following article has great tips for how to get the most out of your 10 minutes with your child's teacher. You should prepare for this meeting just like any other. You will have limited time and you will want to make the most of it. So check it out and let me know what you think. Comment here, tweet me @fpschDrSweeney or contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!