This article by Jessica Hullinger found on Fast Company’s web site is so consistent with what we are finding in our educational environments about attention spans and why we fidget and use various items to help us focus. Once again, science is revelatory about what is going on in the brain while we are working.
In studying parenting for the last several decades, I was deeply impacted while attending a course at Temple University. It was on the subject of discipline, led by Dr. Mel Silberman. Author of the book, How to Discipline without Feeling Guilty, Dr. Silberman guides his students in understanding the role that assertiveness plays when parents are disciplining their children. According to Amazon, the book still remains in high demand.