Research & References

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
How to Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine
The Opposite of Worry by Lawrence Cohen
The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine N. Aron
The Mama’s Boy Myth by Kate Stone Lombardi
Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Unselfie by Michele Borba

Vicki Abeles, Beyond Measure
Steven Johnson, How Play Leads to Great Inventions
Stuart Brown, Play Is More Than Just Fun
Julie Lythcott-Haims, How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over Parenting
Sir Ken Robinson, Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Cooper, H. (2010). Homework’s Diminishing Returns. The New York Times.

Cooper, H., Robinson, J. C., & Patall, E. A. (2006). Does homework improve academic achievement? A synthesis of research, 1987–2003. Review of Educational Research, 76(1), 1–62.

Galloway, Mollie, Conner, Jerusha, & Pope, Denise (2013).Nonacademic Effects of Homework in Privileged, High-Performing High Schools. The Journal Of Experimental Education, 81(4).

Kohn, A. (2006). The homework myth: Why our kids get too much of a bad thing. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Life Long.

Kralovec, E., & Buell, J. (2000). The end of homework: How homework disrupts families, overburdens children, and limits learning. Boston, Mass: Beacon Press.

Krashen, S. D. (2004). The power of reading. Insights from the research (2nd ed.). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Lyon G.R. (1997). Learning to Read: A Call from Research to Action. Retrieved from

MacDonell, C. (2004, April). Making the case for pleasure reading. Teacher Librarian, 31(4), 30-32.

Maltese, Adam V., Tai, Robert H., Fan, Xitao. (2012). When Is Homework Worth the Time?: Evaluating the Association between Homework and Achievement in High School Science and Math. High School Journal, 96(1), 52-72.

National Endowment for the Arts. (2007). To Read or Not To Read.  Retrieved from

University of Oxford. (2011, May 9). Reading at 16 linked to better job prospects. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from

Vilenius-Tuohimaa, P., Aunola, K., & Nurmi, J. (2008). The association between mathematical word problems and reading comprehension. Educational Psychology, 28(4), 409-426.