November 3, 2012 • 1:29 pm
Wonderful article from the NYTs on child prodigies! The article is a wonderful overview of the parenting experience and how a child’s “difference” presents unique challenges in the parenting experience for good and bad …
The educational system and our own ability to deal with outliers is an obstacle to human progress and perhaps love itself…
Read this article today to enrich your perspective on raising kids or perhaps on how you were raised yourself…
“Drew Petersen didn’t speak until he was 3½, but his mother, Sue, never believed he was slow. When he was 18 months old, in 1994, she was reading to him and skipped a word, whereupon Drew reached over and pointed to the missing …”
via How Do You Raise a Prodigy? – NYTimes.com.
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September 10, 2012 • 3:59 am
MOTHERHOOD begins as a tempestuously physical experience but quickly becomes a political one. Once a woman’s pregnancy goes public, the storm moves outside. Don’t pile on the pounds! Your child will be obese. Don’t eat too little, or your baby will be born too …
MORE via Why Fathers Really Matter – NYTimes.com.
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Tech stakeholders and analysts generally believe the use of game mechanics, feedback loops, and rewards will become more embedded in daily life by 2020, but they are split about how widely the trend will extend. Some say the move to implement more game elements in networked communications will be mostly positive, aiding education, health, business, and training. Some warn it can take the form of invisible, insidious behavioral manipulation.
“The development of ‘Serious Games’ applied productively to a wide scope of human activities will accelerate simply because playing is more fun than working,” observed Mike Liebhold, senior researcher and distinguished fellow at The Institute for the Future.
MORE via The Future of Gamification | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
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According to Ron Clark, Disney’s American Teacher of the Year, new teachers remain in our profession an average of just four and a half years, “and many of them list ‘issues with parents’ as one of …
MORE via Parenting, Children and Parents – Motherlode Blog – NYTimes.com.
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Over the past 50 years, the link between marriage and parenthood has become much more tenuous. The share of babies born to unmarried mothers increased eight-fold from 1960 to 2008. By 2008, four-in-ten babies born in the U.S. were born to an unwed mother.
The public generally views this trend negatively. Across the age spectrum, most adults do not view this as a change for the better. Despite this consensus, sharp generational differences do exist.
MORE via Daily Number: Generations Differ on the Rise of Unmarried Parents – Pew Research Center.
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March 30, 2012 • 10:13 pm
One day last year when her daughter, Ainsley, was 9, Tracee Sioux pulled her out of her elementary school in Fort Collins, Colo., and drove her an hour south, to Longmont, in hopes of finding a satisfying reason that Ainsley began growing …
MORE via Puberty Before Age 10 – A New ‘Normal’? – NYTimes.com.
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In the surgical wing of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Devon Koester, 2 ½ years old, was resting last month in his mother’s arms as an anesthesiologist held a bubble-gum-scented mask over …
MORE via Rise in Preschool Cavities Prompts Anesthesia Use – NYTimes.com.
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