Today’s Exhausted Superkids

The New York Times published this article about the state of kids today going at break neck pace to achieve perfection in all arenas.  As well as a sobering look at how that can end. “Back when I was in high school in the 1980s, in a setting considered intense in its day, the most common sleep problem among my peers was getting too much of it and not waking up in time for class. Now the...
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Children & Screen Addiction

The New York Times posted an article last month about the toll that screen time is having on children.  Here is an astounding and yet not surprising quote from the article. “Before age 2, children should not be exposed to any electronic media, the pediatrics academy maintains, because “a child’s brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting...
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Nonacademic Skills

Interesting article. Of the current terms I particularly dislike “grit” because it sounds abrasive. (Ummm, grit IS abrasive.) But resilience and perseverance are inarguably necessary qualities for success. They’re probably too long for a catch phrase or large font book title. Alas. Nonacademic...
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Teen Anxiety

Interesting article. The conversations are turning more and more to how to build their child’s character, inner strength, and a warm heart rather than how to build his transcript and resume. His mental and physical health depend on it. Depression in...
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Teens

I heard this interview on the radio and was impressed by how succinctly and articulately this physician/professor laid out the good, bad and ugly of the adolescent brain including the adolescent’s ability to learn more quickly and conversely to become addicted more rapidly than his adult counterpart Teen...
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