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(Slate)   You ever notice how American parents raise their children like THIS, but parents from all other countries raise their children like THIS?   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-04-10 08:09:53 PM  
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FTA:What else? Well, nothing in American parenting is anything like the concept of ng'om, which is used by the Kipsigis people in rural Kenya to describe children who are especially intelligent and responsible. This concept of intelligence, as Harkness and Super have written, highlights "aspects of social competence, including responsibility and helpfulness." These aspects, they add dryly, "have tended to be overlooked in Western formal theories of children's intelligence."

Nothing spells success like the folk practices of rural Kenya. Hell, one day one of those fellows might become a president.
2013-04-10 08:05:45 PM  
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2013-04-10 09:45:26 PM  
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2013-04-10 07:59:11 PM  
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"America? Is that you? I'm hungry."
2013-04-11 08:28:50 AM  
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You know who else is a child-rearing expert named Harkness?

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Trivia Note: Russel T Davies named Jack Harkness after her.
2013-04-10 08:07:16 PM  
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Here's your I-Phone, you I-Pad, and I just out Sponge bob on the 95" flat screen for you baby, and here's the remote, and here's your pizza and Monster drink, and stop kicking the dog, honey, and her's your chips, and try to eat your carrots bleached in bleach this time, honey, and, no, you aren't gonna get a shot with them other kids termorrah, 'cause that causes oughtizm amd ADHDHDs and Assburner's sindrim, an' please stop kickin' th' dawg, honeychild, and here's a X-box in case ta git boreded.
Now let mommy go upstairs ith "uncle Buck" fer awhile and please stop kickin' the dawg.
2013-04-10 08:04:21 PM  
1 vote:
how this headline sounds

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2013-04-10 08:04:21 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: I suspect this thread will be full of projection with a good dose of proclamations about how they "are different".

And a heaping helping of "UR DOING IT WRONG".
2013-04-10 08:00:48 PM  
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"Look at this wonderful calculus primer Santa got you for Christmas."

"You don't need an allowance or a job. Tell us what you need and we'll totally buy it for you."

"You really don't need to start dating until you finish a PhD."

"I don't care what you want to do in life, just be happy. Also, when are you going to take the LSAT again?"

/immigrant parents
//fark is not your personal shrink
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