The Importance of Play at All Ages

What may look like meaningless, inconsequential fun is actually a serious and essential childhood endeavor. By Susan Cowan Morse Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. — Fred Rogers Play is not just important […]

A Technology Contract for Tweens and Teens (and Parents!)

By Amy Nelson Makechnie The technology contract idea came from Janell Burley Hoffman’s contract written for her teenage son and his new iPhone. It was published on December 2012 for The Huffington Post. As a mother of tweens and teens, I adapted it to fit our family. We want our children to be tech-savvy, but […]