If You Leave Your Kids Alone, It’s Not Predatory Strangers Who Are a Risk

If You Leave Your Kids Alone, It’s Not Predatory Strangers Who Are a Risk:

The real stranger danger doesn’t come from would-be kidnappers.

It comes from people who think they’re doing good.

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Michael Phelps’ infant has his own Instagram account; Read this before you make one for your kid

He’s verified. He has 450,000 followers. He’s Instagram’s newest star. And he’s 3 months old. Yes, the son of Olympic icon Michael Phelps has his very own Instagram account. science news Continue reading Michael Phelps’ infant has his own Instagram account; Read this before you make one for your kid

Pictures Tell The Story…or Do They?

By Suzanne from Ja’Momma.com  . For the past few days, I’ve been sorting out photos on my computer and my backup drive for printing for my daughter’s Read more […]

Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion

Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion:

How can you truly facilitate your child’s learning? More important than what to do is what not to do.

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Virtue Signaling: Why Political Debates on the Internet Are So Often Pointless

Virtue Signaling: Why Political Debates on the Internet Are So Often Pointless:

False beliefs about economics and political philosophy may be devastating in aggregate, but for the individual the cost of choosing to embrace fallacy is negligible. So, as Caplan argues, it is perfectly rational for many to stubbornly cling to false but “emotionally appealing” beliefs. There are no individual, internalized costs that could possibly outweigh whatever emotional benefit the false belief might have.

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Wise Parenting Uses Natural Consequences, Not Artificial Ones Imposed by Force

Wise Parenting Uses Natural Consequences, Not Artificial Ones Imposed by Force:

We wonder why, after years of allowing them very few decisions, our children end up such poor decision-makers. We give them little responsibility and wonder why, as young men and women, they are so irresponsible. We endeavor to inculcate strict obedience to every parental dictate, and wonder why every generation is so servile and submissive to the state.

But if unchecked by parental authority, will not a child yield to his impulses, to the detriment of his socialization, education, and even physical safety? How can the child mature, if there are no consequences for misbehavior?

It is not a question of consequences or no consequences. The question concerns the kind of consequence.

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