Hint: it has something to do with why we believe the earth is flat until we’re taught otherwise in school. Neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explains how the process of learning involves a certain amount of un-learning what we intuitively know.

Most kids will suffer for a short time after a marriage ends, but what exacerbates and extends their stress and anxiety is their feeling torn between two parents, says communication researcher Tamara Affifi.

TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak has learned some key lessons about parenthood from her work as an archaeologist. At the same time, becoming a parent has given her new insights into what her work means.

The million-headed dragon of online anger has a great mouthful of fire for parents who don’t vaccinate their kids. But such scolding misses the mark, alienating caring parents who just want their children to be safe.

Half of the American preschoolers diagnosed with ADHD are given drugs to treat the symptoms. Is that necessary? Is there another way?

Novelist Young-Ha Kim shares his secret for creative success: stop being reasonable and let your freak flag fly.

Linda Cliatt-Wayman has spent her career working in low-income, low-performing schools. She has developed a thick skin and a tough attitude … laced with fierce love for her students. Here, she shares her approach to fixing a broken system and doing right by kids who deserve the best.