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Terrible Teens

9 Feb

Teenage Brains | What’s Wrong With the Teenage Mind?
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The Montessori Mafia

8 Apr

Redwood College

27 Feb

College Cries Foul Over a Copycat


Can Bilingualism Make Preschoolers Smarter?

12 Jan

At Le Petit Paradis, preschoolers are learning their ABCs in both English and French. Aside from bilingualism’s practical benefits, parents and experts alike say speaking multiple languages offer other advantages.

s.note: well… we are making preschoolers smarter and smarter until they reach elementary school where they learn NO foreign language, art, sports…

Chinese Mothers

11 Jan

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games and hours of music practice create happy kids? And what happens when they fight back?

Is Amy Chua right when she explains “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” in an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal?

Mother, superior?

Amy Chua Is a Wimp

Furthermore (and this Chua doesn’t appreciate), she is not really rebelling against American-style parenting; she is the logical extension of the prevailing elite practices. She does everything over-pressuring upper-middle-class parents are doing. She’s just hard core.

s.note: sigh… I so much like this extreme or media “parenting” … from one extreme to another: Why firm parenting is good parenting

Higher Education

24 Dec

Can Tolstoy Save Your Marriage?

A Box? Or a Spaceship?

17 Dec

What Makes Kids Creative