Helicopter Parents Make Children Miss Milestones (via @NYTimes)

KJ Dell’Antonia writing on her Motherlode blog on a research study out of Australia: The researcher who conducted the survey [on instances of overparenting, as reported by educators] said that she’d drawn another conclusion from her results: many parents aren’t letting their child reach normal developmental milestones… …As they grow up, those milestones begin to […]

Employers Receive Some Guidance From Regulators on Crafting Their Social Media Policies

Steven Greenhouse writing in The New York Times: Denise M. Keyser, a labor lawyer who advises many companies, said employers should adopt social media policies that are specific rather than impose across-the-board prohibitions. Do not just tell workers not to post confidential information, Ms. Keyser said. Instead, tell them not to disclose, for example, trade […]

Study Shows Rise in ADHD Diagnosis Among Children

Jennifer Dooren writing in The Wall Street Journal on the rise in diagnosis of ADHD among children, especially in high-income homes: White children from high-income homes are most likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, as more children overall are getting a diagnosis of ADHD, according to a study released Monday that looked at […]

Self-Awareness: Key to Success

Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield writing in The New York Times: During the 1970s, Chris Argyris, a business theorist at Harvard Business School (and now, at 89, a professor emeritus) began to research what happens to organizations and people…when they find obstacles in their paths. Professor Argyris called the most common response single loop learning […]

What Makes a Good Boss?

In business, as it turns out, those bosses who can, in terms of generating higher productivity, are in fact teachers…The differentiator between a poor boss and a good one isn’t necessarily the quality of supervision or ability to motivate. Instead, the researchers say it’s the ability of the boss to teach a worker. “If [an […]

The Dicey Parent-Teacher Duet (via NYTimes.com)

Great advice for parents and teachers alike about ways to build a positive relationship. Here are my selections from the article that I consider worth noting and that we constantly illuminate for our community here at Alexandria Country Day School: For our parents: “We all need to learn how to work with diverse people,” he […]