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  • The Cultivation of Mental Space

    The Cultivation of Mental Space

    Students of the Waldorf Steiner schools don’t start reading until the age of seven.  Rather anomalous in an ethos where fast learners are paraded as potential little Einsteins and their slower brethren cause for parental concern, if not chagrin. It’s never too early to start teaching your children, seems to be the conventional pedagogical wisdom.  […]

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  • Good Shame, Bad Shame

    Good Shame, Bad Shame

    Nearly ten years after she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City and raped repeatedly during a nine-month captivity, Elizabeth Smart has recently spoken about her trauma. Perhaps, like most of those who’d heard about her kidnapping and eventual return, I too had wondered why she hadn’t “run for it” when her captor […]

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    Reminiscences of a Tiger Cub

    I was raised by a Tiger Mom.  Before The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom came out, offering the apt epithet, I referred to my mother as a Nazi when I confided to my friends stories of my strict Confucian upbringing, during which I was in constant fear of getting a B+, aka the Asian […]

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  • Communication and Conclusion

    Supportive Parents Supporting Schools Part 5 – Communication & Conclusion

    As I stated in the opening post, each school has four pillars that supports it -administration, students, parents, and teachers.  To ensure success each pillar must consistently support a school with compassion and courage as it does it’s best to teach child and work through contingencies. If that is done properly the pillars will be […]

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  • Courage to Fight Parent Pride

    Supportive Parents Supporting Schools Part 4 – Courage to Fight Parent Pride

    Parent Pride is sometimes irrational, uncompromising and, at times, just plan nasty. Parent Pride is the most difficult thing for a teacher to find a solution to in the field of education. What Is Parent Pride When I talk about Parent Pride I am talking about when a parent raises a concern with a teacher, […]

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  • 5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for many young kids, it’s become the toy of choice. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids […]

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  • Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather

    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and they taste, remember, and prefer the foods we feed to their mother.

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  • HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 - All in One Place

    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 – All in One Place

    When we started here at there was just one doc answering questions online. As the years have gone by the amount of health information (all information) has exploded. But even so, there haven’t been all that many docs answering questions online. Until recently…

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    What is Your Pediatrician Reading?

    Medscape Pediatrics, a leading source of medical information for physicians (if not the leading source of info for physicians), has released the Medscape Top 10 for in 2011 – this year’s 10 most important articles, chosen by being the most read articles of the year. ***Spoiler Alert*** This is tremendous news for WhiteOut, our campaign […]

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    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conferences, where the latest products are displayed. At our meeting, vendors pass out logo bags that pediatricians can use going up […]

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