Season 2

Episode 5: How about a little gratitude?


Grateful kids are happier, more engaged in school, and more satisfied with their lives. Here’s why gratitude is such a game changer in our material-and-status-obsessed world. We talk to researchers, kids, and a Somalian refugee about how gratitude goes beyond niceties and changes lives.


Episode 4: Liar, liar


Today’s kids see celebrities, business moguls, and politicians lie with impunity. Here’s how to raise an honest child in a post-truth society.


Episode 3: The power of purpose


Just 40% of adults say they feel a strong sense of purpose in their lives, but research shows that a sense of purpose makes people happier, healthier, and more successful. We talked to researchers, parents and kids about how you can help your child begin a path toward a meaningful life.


Episode 2: The forgiveness cure


Cô gắi dễ thương Decades of research show that the ability to forgive is a life skill that helps us build our resilience. In this episode, we tackle some of the biggest misconceptions about forgiveness head on, and explain how teaching kids how to recover from everyday hurts will make them resilient to life’s bigger blows.


Episode 1: It’s love, actually


The secret ingredient for thriving in our fractured society? It’s feeling unconditionally loved, and the best times to make sure your kids feel it are in your toughest parenting moments. We talked with researchers, kids, and a former white supremacist about how to make sure your kids are picking up the vibe. More…


Season 1

Episode 6: Kindergarten Confidential


What’s it like to tour 12 elementary schools in search of the best one for your child? Join us as we explore one of the most complicated milestones in modern American parenting. More…


Episode 5: Sky’s the Limit?


Nine out of 10 parents expect their kids to go to college. Four in 10 kids get there. Tune in to find out how parents from all backgrounds are moving heaven and earth to keep their kids college-bound. More…


Episode 4: The Wonder Years


Tune in as Like a Sponge explores how parents can embrace early adolescence, one of the most radical stages of brain development in the human lifespan. More…


Episode 3: Their Own Devices


In this episode of Like a Sponge, we take a hard look at what screens are doing to our kids’ brains — and what kind of technology role models we are. More…


 


Episode 2: This is Only a Test


Is standardized testing an irrelevant waste of class time? Or is it an essential tool for making sure kids don’t slip through the cracks? In the second episode of Like a Sponge, we delve into the hotly debated topic of standardized tests. More…


 


Episode 1: The M-Word


In the first episode of Like a Sponge, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child. More…


 

                      

 
 

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Updated: November 22, 2020