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The Science of Bullsh*t

The Science of Bullsh*t

Philosophy comes first here. We use ethical philosophy as well as science (another branch of philosophy) to be the best parents we can be. Lies, superstition, and bullshit are our enemies. Here is a scientific examination of the sources of bullshit, and what we might do about it.… Read the rest

NCSA Parent/Teen Online Safety Survey

NCSA Parent/Teen Online Safety Survey

A survey of American teens age 13-17, tell us many teens have online activities and accounts without their parents’ knowledge.
60 percent say they have created an account that their parents were unaware of, such as on a social media site or for an app they wanted to use…
In contrast, only 28 percent of parents say yes when asked if they think their children had created accounts without their knowledge…
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Refusal to go to school is a mental illness: AACAP

Refusal to go to school is a mental illness: AACAP

Did we learn nothing from the era of hospitalizing people who disagree? The following are direct quotes from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

When fears persist the parents and child should consult with a qualified mental health professional, who will work with them to develop a plan to immediately return the child to school and other activities.

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How Forced Schooling Harms Children

How Forced Schooling Harms Children

More from Dr. Peter Gray. We disagree with Mr. Holt that gold-stars are somehow “petty and contemptible”, we think rewarding children for hard work is just and essential to creating healthy habits. But we can definitely agree that forced schooling violates the child’s right to choose.… Read the rest

The Trauma of Secrecy

The Trauma of Secrecy

Can your child confide in you? Research shows that trauma kept secret is more damaging than trauma expressed (through writing or conversation). Children need to be able to tell us their secrets, and that comes from a trust we earn. Ask questions, listen deeply, and make the experience a rewarding one.… Read the rest