Sandi Schwartz

Freelance writer, blogger, and editor specializing in parenting, wellness, environmental issues, and human behavior. I enjoy analyzing everyday life using science, humor, and a passion to improve the world. I am also an expert in simplifying science to educate others on challenging topics that affect our lives.


Why corporal punishment for children doesn’t work–and what to do instead

I wanted to understand why so many people still hit their children and if this approach had any merit.


How parental affection shapes a child’s lifelong happiness

Plus, how you can bring more affection into your family's day.

Child Learn & Play

The benefits of outdoor play for kids are pretty incredible

From promoting curiosity to supporting impulse control, playing outside comes with major rewards.


Could eating more fish help your kids sleep better?

Yes, says this study from the University of Pennsylvania.


Positive peer pressure: How friends can impact happiness

Studies show that happiness is contagious, so we can hope that our children surround themselves with cheerful friends.