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A different portrait of black fatherhood. Zun Lee was raised in Germany by Korean parents - but as an adult he discovered his real father was a black American with whom his mother had had a brief affair.

A different portrait of black fatherhood

Image copyright Zun Lee After this discovery, he began to explore fatherhood among black Americans. Lee says the US media mainly portrays black fathers in one of two ways: the absent father, often portrayed as a "deadbeat"the traditional family patriarch, as seen in TV programmes such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

39 Communication Games and Activities for Kids, Teens, and Students. SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. Testing is likely viewed by many students as an undesirable necessity of education, and we suspect that most students would prefer to take as few tests as possible.

SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research

This view of testing is understandable, given that most students’ experience with testing involves high-stakes summative assessments that are administered to evaluate learning. This view of testing is also unfortunate, because it overshadows the fact that testing also improves learning. Since the seminal study by Abbott (1909), more than 100 years of research has yielded several hundred experiments showing that practice testing enhances learning and retention (for recent reviews, see Rawson & Dunlosky, 2011; Roediger & Butler, 2011; Roediger, Putnam, & Smith, 2011). Even in 1906, Edward Thorndike recommended that “the active recall of a fact from within is, as a rule, better than its impression from without” (p. 123, Thorndike, 1906). Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent. I was perplexed by this parenting style.

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

After all, most parents seem to take the opposite approach, letting their children bathe in the glow of tablets, smartphones and computers, day and night. Yet these tech C.E.O.’s seem to know something that the rest of us don’t. Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired and now chief executive of 3D Robotics, a drone maker, has instituted time limits and parental controls on every device in his home. “My kids accuse me and my wife of being fascists and overly concerned about tech, and they say that none of their friends have the same rules,” he said of his five children, 6 to 17. Becoming a Dad Meant Losing My Edge. “I tried to be the voice of reason, telling her, what are the odds of becoming a Broadway actress?

Becoming a Dad Meant Losing My Edge

But she said, ‘Dad, what are the odds of becoming a National Geographic photographer?’” He said, chuckling. So there you have it: two of my heroes — both great dads — one at the beginning of fatherhood, the other looking at an empty nest. The first is a professional athlete who laughs off the notion of midlife crises, and the second a consummate explorer telling me to savor the sweet moments before they’re gone.

Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood. News Release Friday, November 9, 2018 New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults.

Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, along with collaborators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, examined data from 1,553 African-American women, aged 23-35, participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF).

Mister Rogers's Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Kids. Rogers brought this level of care and attention not just to granular details and phrasings, but the bigger messages his show would send. Hedda Sharapan, one of the staff members at Fred Rogers’s production company, Family Communications, Inc., recalls Rogers once halted taping of a show when a cast member told the puppet Henrietta Pussycat not to cry; he interrupted shooting to make it clear that his show would never suggest to children that they not cry. In working on the show, Rogers interacted extensively with academic researchers. Daniel R. Anderson, a psychologist formerly at the University of Massachusetts who worked as an advisor for the show, remembered a speaking trip to Germany at which some members of an academic audience raised questions about Rogers’s direct approach on television.

How to Promote Kindness in Early Childhood Classrooms. Whether kindness is innate or not, being purposeful about teaching it definitely contributes to a positive classroom culture.

How to Promote Kindness in Early Childhood Classrooms

When you focus on kindness, you send the message of its value in your classroom community. Modeling and encouraging kind behavior and reflecting on its presence in your classroom can create an environment of care. How to Help High School Students Develop Empathy. High school students spend a lot of time thinking about who they are and who they will be in the world.

How to Help High School Students Develop Empathy

They think about their upcoming decisions about college and careers. All this naturally pushes them toward a lot of concern with “I.” Educators need to help ensure that the “we” stays in the picture as well. And that’s why it’s necessary to encourage empathy in high school. 8 Ways to Help High School Students Show Empathy. Why We Can Still Learn From a 1970s Sex-Ed Comic. Writte by Kat Kucera In a recent Fusion article, writer Sam Meier chronicled the fraught history of a newly re-discovered sex-ed comic from the ’70s called Ten Heavy Facts About Sex.

Why We Can Still Learn From a 1970s Sex-Ed Comic

According to Meier’s research, back in the groovy year 1971, Sol Gordon, a professor of child and family studies at Syracuse University, used the comic to deliver honest, far-out facts on safe sex, reproductive health and sexuality for teens in the midst of the sexual revolution. The comic, distributed by universities, youth educators and Planned Parenthood, features several relevant lessons, starting with “All Thoughts Are Normal,” and includes positive information on same-sex relationships, abortion and birth control, all with a flashy, retro art style and bold orange color scheme. Reviewable. Kids explain mindfulness. Attention Economy. Convey Interest. DIYO. Health Abides.

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