Social Comparison and Childhood Ping Pong Tournaments

Last week my husband started an online course in coding. As I listened in to the introductory portion of his class, I was so intimated by all the other participants—finance, researchers, startup founders—comparing myself (and, by extension, my loved ones) to others has always been a weakness of mine, and I'm still working on it! … Continue reading Social Comparison and Childhood Ping Pong Tournaments

Playing Should Be Fun for the Parent Too!

In my work in nutrition education, I have learned that when we ourselves are interested in what we are teaching, our students will be intrigued and inspired as well. That is why refreshing lesson plans and allowing for spontaneity during an education session—in any field—is so important. I know this to be true furthermore because … Continue reading Playing Should Be Fun for the Parent Too!