Scot Hurlburt

Experimental Learning in Jeopardy | Kids Count

Today, the experiential landscape of most children has been transformed from the days of my childhood. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Resiliency and Perspective | Kids Count

An eight-year-old boy arrives at home with a sad and distant look on his face because no one wanted to play with him today. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Obesity rates getting worse | Kids Count

An array of public health officials and researchers are forecasting that the current American generation and subsequent generations may not live as long as their parents and they may also live less well. more »

Oct 8, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Parenting Teens | Kids Count

It is a profound understatement that times have changed. more »

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Hitting other people is always wrong | Kids Count

Football is a violent sport where large powerful men have been schooled for many years on how to inflict physical pain on other men who aim to do the same to them. more »

Sep 24, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Bullying A National Concern | Kids Count

October is National Bullying Prevention Month in America. more »

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Alcohol smoking a new risk to youth | Kids Count

Smoking alcohol is a dangerous practice for any one and may be even more risky for young people. more »

Aug 27, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Congressional generosity seems to go just so far | Kids Count

When the high rollers on Wall Street were about to go “belly up,” Congress acted to save the stockbrokers/banks who created the mess and got richer in the process. more »

Jul 2, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

The national debate over gun ownership | Kids Count

A national debate over gun ownership is heating up in America. more »

Jun 25, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Both parents are important | Kids Count

Almost everyone would agree that mothers are vitally important to their families. more »

Jun 11, 2014 6:00 AM Opinions

Apparently, it does take a village | Kids Count

Last week I travelled to New York City to witness my daughter receiving her master’s degree from New York University. more »

May 28, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Then and Now | Kids Count

As a child of the 1950’s, I sometimes wax nostalgic for those times. more »

May 14, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Youth facing old and new challenges | Kids Count

Youth today are facing many challenges that I faced as a kid and a number of new challenges. more »

May 7, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Electronic cigarettes need a closer look | Kids Count

Though the dangers of cigarettes were long known, it wasn’t until 1971 that television advertisements promoting cigarettes was banned. more »

Apr 23, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Bullying still a problem | Kids Count

A 2014 study on bullying revealed that in spite of a variety of anti-bullying programs at schools and in the community, the instances of bullying and its effects are largely unchanged. more »

Apr 9, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

High Cholesterol in Children | Kids Count

In 1960, about 10 percent of adult Americans were obese, overweight by 35 pounds or more. more »

Apr 2, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Food Stamps Aid Children | Kids Count

In 2012, the Food Stamp program in America cost $78.4 billion dollars. more »

Mar 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Distracted Driving Deadly | Kids Count

We are a nation of movers and shakers and we are all engaged in trying to keep ourselves from falling off our multi-tasking treadmills. more »

Mar 12, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Our Food Comes From Where! | Kids Count

Over the past weekend I travelled with a friend to an estate sale and auction. more »

Feb 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Community service | Kids Count

his week, America celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. more »

Jan 22, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

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