Duke study: For three-year-olds, parents matter, but sometimes kids just want to fit in
Researchers at Duke University recently dove into the brains and actions of three-year-olds to figure out what actually drives them to behave. And they returned with this theory: While the voices of parents and other authority figures are important, often they just want to fit in.
Are your kids backsliding with their behavior? That's normal during transitions -- especially now
Ashley Witherspoon's four-year-old neighbor recently took off on her bike -- alone. With her family hunkered down to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, her parents complained that the girl had become "so defiant." To them, the behavior was frustrating. But to Witherspoon, a licensed clinical social worker and parent, it wasn't surprising at all.