FUN: It’s important to child development in more ways than you think

by John Hoffman It always sticks in my craw a little bit when people say, “Play is child’s work.” I know what they’re trying to get at. Play is a really important part of children’s development. But what bugs me about comparing child’s play to adult work is that, forme, play is the exact opposite … More FUN: It’s important to child development in more ways than you think

Let Kids Be Kids

Do we really need to talk to young kids about things like Donald Trump’s election victory? by John Hoffman I can’t believe how many articles I’ve seen over the past week about how to talk to your kids about Donald Trump being elected. Being the contrarian I sometimes am, my first impulse is to not … More Let Kids Be Kids

Back to School

by John Hoffman Here we are halfway through August and three quarters of the way through summer holidays for school kids. And that means we’ll soon be seeing the usual round of media advice about how to get kids ready for “back to school.” I sometimes think we make too much of a big deal about … More Back to School