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Poison Apple: Technology Fads Make Your Kids Dumber

Don’t assume that any technology labeled “educational” is an unalloyed good.   [Cross-posted at The Fallible Mind, my blog at Psychology Today] Two award-winning teachers with more than 30 years of classroom experience say that kids are getting dumber.* The … Continue reading

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Shielding Children from Hard Truths Hurts Rather Than Helps

Efforts to sugarcoat reality or shield children from harsh truths unintentionally hamper their ability to learn from misfortune and develop the resilience that makes negotiating adult life easier. Continue reading

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