Want your children to succeed in school? Let them play
It is rare that you will hear anyone say that play is bad for children. But it often plays a subordinate role to more 'serious' and structured activities designed to help children excel in school. Play, as the thinking has been, is where kids blow off a little steam in order to get back to the important work of learning.
A growing body of research is piling up that begs us to question the firm line we've drawn between the playground and the classroom.
Mind Positive Speakers
- Dr. Dave Walsh
David Walsh, Ph.D. has emerged as one of the world's most trusted authorities on parenting, family life, the impact of technology and translating brain science into everyday practice. More...
- Erin Walsh
Erin Walsh has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age. More...
Tenth anniversary edition: Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
by Dr. Dave Walsh with Erin Walsh, M.A.
The tenth anniversary edition of this national bestseller includes revised information throughout and new sections on:
- Peer pressure and bullying
- Stress and the teenage brain
- Adolescent mental health
- Nutrition and exercise
- Teens and...