Evidence-Based Parenting


What you need to know to improve the odds for your son or daughter

In this presentation, I raise and answer questions such as:

  • Why are American kids so much more likely to be anxious or depressed compared with American kids from the same demographic just twenty years ago? (hint: there are four factors in play)
  • What one thing can parents do to greatly improve the odds that their child will grow up to be healthy, happy, and successful? (this isn’t a guess; it’s a robust empirical finding based on multiple longitudinal cohort studies)
  • What is the most important virtue American parents must teach their children? (hint: this virtue is downright un-American)
  • What important message for parents did we learn at the Grammy Awards in 2018, reinforced in 2019 and again in 2020? (hint: it isn’t good news)
  • What are some key tips for parents in planning a family vacation – in order to strengthen the family? (no, you don’t have to go camping)
  • What is the meaning of life? (That’s not a joke – the answer comes at the end of the talk)
Click here to watch highlights of this presentation on YouTube, courtesy of the St Helena Montessori School in Napa County, California.

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