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Letter to my daughter -- College admission is not an objective measure of an individual's self-worth

Letter to my daughter -- College admission is not an objective measure of an individual's self-worth

Note 1: This started out as a letter to my daughter who goes to college this year. But once I started writing I thought that others who go through the college application process (and their parents, perhaps) might find it useful too. Note 2: I have no specific qualifications to comment on college or children, other than that I went to college once and have had the pleasure of growing up with two kids of my own.
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8 minute read | 1614 words

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Exercise and play helps students in the classroom

Here is some news for the academic minded parents and schools: “…brain activity and brain development are enhanced by physical exercise. It now appears that exercise can help kids learn at school.” Listen to the NPR story… According to study presented to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) “students benefit both physically and academically from time devoted during the school day to physical activity”. Read this story… Need more evidence?
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1 minute read | 123 words

#comment, #family, #kids, #culture, #exercise

Content rating for kids?

A study in the US has found that “TV ratings don’t accurately reflect the aggressive content found in shows popular among children – even cartoons”. And what do you say to parents who take their 10-year-olds, 3-year-olds and even 9-month-olds to adult cinema? Not so long ago I left a late-night movie half-way because I found it disturbing/horrific… perhaps a little scary. But mothers with babies stuck to their bosoms stayed on…
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1 minute read | 162 words

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Is Kindle 2 about to replace us in our family bed-time ritual?

Will the new Kindle read bed-time stories to our kids? Can it? Will it? Should it? TV has proven its worth as a baby-sitter, across cultures! Social networking has effectively come to represent what we do using a browser and not what we do in our living rooms or parks and sports fields… This is a logical next step. Right? The only loud objection one can hear is coming from the Author’s Guild of America.
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1 minute read | 138 words

#media, #family, #digital content, #kids, #culture

Time magazine says "Content, Once King, Becomes A Pauper"

Has it really? Is content being devalued because of the current economic conditions or is there a larger trend here? Have the accountant got it all wrong? Read the Time article “Content, Once King, Becomes A Pauper”
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1 minute read | 37 words

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