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Bright children should start school at six, says academic

Bright children should start school at six, says academic
Dr House, who was due to present his findings at a major conference in central London on Wednesday, called on the Government to launch an independent inquiry into England’s school starting age. He said: “The conventional wisdom is that naturally intelligent children should have their intellect fed and stimulated at a young age, so they are not held back. “Yet these new empirical findings strongly suggest that exactly the opposite may well be the case, and that young children’s run-away intellect actually needs to be slowed down in the early years if they are not to risk growing up in an intellectually unbalanced way, with possible life-long negative health effects.” At the moment, most English children start school in nursery or reception classes at the age of three or four and are taught using the Early Years Foundation Stage – a compulsory “nappy curriculum”. They then move into formal lessons at the age of five. Related:  Social ToolsBabywearing & Parenting

Build to Learn: Why You Should Make Things Just for the Experience Beyond the Labels: Parenting with Respect | unnecessarywisdom There are a lot of parenting theories swirling around right now. I’ve found that I can relate to many of them and sort of fit with some of them. But I don’t really belong to any of them. I never found a group and followed along. And in searching for how or why I came to my particular set of beliefs, I came to this conclusion: I treat my kids with respect. Parenting gets really simple when you realize your children are human beings. We ascribe so many negative qualities to our children. But take a moment to look at yourself. Have you ever had road rage, screamed at your spouse or thrown your remote across the room? Can you imagine meeting someone for the first time and having some other person tell you that you MUST hug them? Does anyone come to your house and demand that you share your car with your friends? We say children are bad because they are stubborn and talk back. I look at my children as human beings who were given to me as a gift. I don’t always get it right. Like this:

lec-playingismyjob.pdf Sharing the Bounty: Money and Unconditional Parenting Unconditional parenting, what some might also call non-punitive parenting or peaceful parenting (it comes in many terms) reaches every aspect of our lives. Academics, religion, biology, neuroscience, emotional wellbeing...let's not forget finances! I've been very happy with the way my parents introduced money values and developed financial skills in their family. They have an entrepreneurial streak to them and seemed to have passed that along to their children. More important to me now as a parent, though, they also passed along the feelings of empowerment and bounty when it comes to finances. Frugality without prudence and monetary discipline without a goal only lead to anxiety, to detachment, obviously not what unconditional parents are striving to communicate to their children. Regardless of the stage, I've noticed that words are a powerful tool to use in the money topic. I reframe the situation. What is that toy promising you? She went to work, earning the money doing odd jobs.

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Company's Logo Great logos are recognizable in a blink. They also should make a lasting impression. Target hits the bullseye, Nike goes swoosh, and Apple catches the eye. All three company’s iconic logos are unique, memorable and stand the test of time. They instantly and consistently do what a potent logo should: Identify a brand, make it stand out and, ideally, drive customer interest and sales. We all know great logos, but we don’t all know that great logos aren’t easy to create. Related: 5 Must-Haves for a Successful Logo “We have less time and less space to tell our stories in than ever before,” says Alina Wheeler, a Philadelphia-based branding expert and author of Designing Brand Identity (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., fourth edition, 2013). Here are 10 essential questions to ask when designing your company’s first logo: 1. Wheeler separates logos into four categories: Wordmarks are freestanding word or multi-letter abbreviation groupings comprising a logo, a.k.a. logotypes. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Why Parents Yell's ineffective but it's also a sign that parents and children are growing apart. If life is getting crazy, if your child "isn't obeying" and if you find yourself yelling or even escalating to other punitive methods, find a way to bring the hearts together. "Why We Shout In Anger" ~Author Unknown A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked, "Why do people shout in anger at each other?" The disciples thought for a while and one of them said, "We shout because we lose our calm." The saint responded, "But, why would you shout when the other person is right next to you? So the disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied him. "When two people are angry at each other, their hearts are far apart. What happens when two people fall in love? The saint continued, "When they love each other even more, what happens?

[TED ควรดู] ระบบการศึกษาวันนี้ทำลายความคิดสร้างสรรค์ไปได้อย่างไร ความคิดสร้างสรรค์น่าจะเป็นสิ่งมหัศจรรย์ที่สามารถนำพาพวกเราไปสู่สิ่งใหม่ๆ ที่ดูจะไร้ขีดจำกัดได้อยู่เสมอๆ และนั่นทำให้เป็นยอมรับกันว่าแม้แต่การทำธุรกิจก็ยังต้องอาศัยความคิดสร้างสรรค์ อย่างไรก็ตาม สิ่งที่เราเริ่มพูดถึงและพบกันคือคนจำนวนมากกำลังขาดทักษะในการคิดสร้างสรรค์ บ้างก็สามารถทำงานระบบระเบียบได้อย่างดี แต่ถ้าต้องคิดอะไรใหม่ขึ้นมานั้นกลับไม่สามารถทำได้ การพยายามหาคำตอบในการแก้ปัญหาการขาดแคลนความคิดสร้างสรรค์นี้อาจจะกลับมาที่พื้นฐานสำคัญที่สุดของสังคม นั่นคือระบบการศึกษาที่ Ken Robinson ได้อธิบายไว้ใน TED ซึ่งเป็นหนึ่งในตอนที่มีคนมาดูมากที่สุดตลอดกาล โดยตลอดกว่า 20 นาทีที่เขาเล่าเรื่องนี้อย่างสนุกสนานนั้น เขาทำให้คนฟังได้ตระหนักคิดถึงสิ่งต่างๆ ที่กีดกั้นทักษะการคิดสร้างสรรค์ที่ระบบการศึกษาปลูกฝังเอาไว้ตั้งแต่เรายังเป็นเด็ก และมันกลายเป็นระบบที่ทำให้คนจำนวนมากไม่ได้รับโอกาส หรือรู้สึกแย่กับตัวเองทั้งที่ตัวเองนั้นเต็มไปด้วยพรสวรรค์และความสามารถที่ยอดเยี่ยมเพียงเพราะมันไม่ได้สอดคล้องกับ “ระบบการศึกษา” และนั่นทำให้มันเป็น TED ที่ควรค่ากับการดูมากที่สุดตอนหนึ่งเลยล่ะครับ

On Being a Mother and a Time Traveler | Five Kids Is A Lot Of Kids The problem with getting older is that we only have our youth to compare it to. I look in my bathroom mirror, leaning gingerly over the dried toothpaste on my right and the puddle of what I hope is water on my left, and I blink mascara onto my lashes, stopping to study the fine lines and scars in magnified detail and to pluck some wandering eyebrow hairs from my chin. I lean back and notice my breasts are at half mast, and I see my stretch marks which always look like they made a poorly organized break for freedom but didn’t know which way to run and so have tripped over each other — splat! – into a tangled, sprawling mess. I typically don’t spend much brain power tearing my appearance down. That’s when I get in my time machine and travel. Not to my 20′s, like you might expect, to reminisce and remember. No. I imagine myself as an old woman with all of her knowledge and secrets of the way this life went. I imagine right now as a memory. I look at my skin and deeper, and I think, How young!

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Music and intelligence A parent's evidence-based guide © 2008-2014 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Music and intelligence: Why music training, not passive listening, is the focus of recent interest Everybody’s heard of the Mozart effect, the notion that you can increase your intelligence by listening to Mozart’s music. Experiments have reported that people enjoyed brief improvements in their visual-spatial skills immediately after listening to a Mozart sonata (Rauscher et al 1993; Hetland 2000). Advertisement However, the results have been inconsistent, with some labs failing replicate the effect. It's plausible that people improved their performance because listening to music elevated their mood and left them feeling more alert (Schellenberg 2005). And whatever the cause, there's no evidence that passive listening can make you smarter in the long-term. But what about taking an active role? Music and intelligence: How musical training shapes the brain Musicians are different. In the genes? Maybe so. Mixed evidence

Demystifying the Muse: Five Creativity Myths You Should Stop Believing 14 Nomadic Families Share Their Thoughts on Preparing For The Travel Lifestyle Posted on May 2, 2011 | 27 comments I'll be really honest. A huge part of me is just schoolgirl giddy about traveling the world with my family starting next year. And I'm a dad so that means I am, like, really, really giddy! Another part of me is cautious, tentative and - dare I say - a bit nervous. Nervous kinda seems appropriate. So, in order to calm our nerves a bit and make sure Heidi and I are doing everything we can to prepare for our family travels, we enlisted the help of some professionals. 14 traveling families who know just what it takes to have fun, stay steady and take in what the world has to offer. 1) What is the best decision you made in preparing for your travels? 2) Looking back, what one thing regarding your travels would you have done differently? We hope you enjoy their responses. Livin' on The Road Amy and Jarrad have been RVing around Australia with their 4 kids for over a year now, and it doesn't seem like they will be stopping any time soon. At Home in The World

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