Book Review: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat

Good Girls Don’t Get Fat by Robyn Sil­ver­man My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars This book is absolute­ly amaz­ing, and I strong­ly rec­om­mend it to every­one. Yes, I said every­one. If you are a human being who is read­ing this post/review, you live in a first-world soci­ety and you inter­act with females. You will ben­e­fit from […]

Kids Today

Plinky said, “Name three advan­tages that kids born these days have over old­er gen­er­a­tions. What about dis­ad­van­tages? 1) The inter­net. I can hard­ly imag­ine what it would have been like to have ready access to so much infor­ma­tion at an ear­ly age! 2) Ubiq­ui­tous con­nec­tiv­i­ty. Even for those like my daugh­ter who don’t remem­ber a time […]

Who do you trust with your children?

I keep see­ing news sto­ries about kids dying in day­care or at the hands of oth­er peo­ple to whom their par­ents have entrust­ed them, and every time there is so much shock and rage as if peo­ple can’t believe it’s hap­pen­ing. I am so tired of it. Pay atten­tion!  How many of the peo­ple in […]

TotD: Doris Lessing on Education

Doris Less­ing, Intro­duc­tion to The Gold­en Note­book Ide­al­ly, what should be said to every child, repeat­ed­ly, through­out his or her school life is some­thing like this: “You are in the process of being indoc­tri­nat­ed. We have not yet evolved a sys­tem of edu­ca­tion that is not a sys­tem of indoc­tri­na­tion. We are sor­ry, but it is […]

Reading

So, the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas want me to talk about what read­ing means to me or my child. How about both? You might have noticed that I talk, a lot, about read­ing. I think Now Read­ing shows at least four five of the books that I’m read­ing right now, and that’s a fair­ly nor­mal number. […]

Study: ADHD kids’ brain areas develop slower — CNN.com

Expert: Find­ing shows the bio­log­i­cal basis for atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der Cru­cial parts of brains of chil­dren with atten­tion deficit dis­or­der devel­op more slow­ly than oth­er young­sters’ brains, a phe­nom­e­non that ear­li­er brain-imag­ing research missed, a new study says. Devel­op­ing more slow­ly in ADHD young­sters — the lag can be as much as three years — […]

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