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I just produced this fifteen minute video/slide presentation which discusses my book Childless (about a childless child psychologist who tries to foil a U.S. government plot to remove childhood from the human genome) and how its darkly comedic satire is intended in part to raise awareness about how the institution of childhood is under attack...
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The New York Times reports today that there is an Adderall shortage nationwide, affecting perhaps hundreds of thousands or even millions of people.  As someone who takes antidepressants for my unipolar depression, I can empathize greatly with all of you out there, feeling almost a sense of panic if I weren’t able to get my...
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As part of the back-to-school process, I’ve written an article for one of my publishers:  Free Spirit Publishing on countering what I call the ”stupid-head syndrome.”  This is the feeling that kids develop as they begin school that they’re not as smart as their peers.  There are several factors that account for this syndrome including...
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Summer is officially here, and many parents–after homeschooling their kids for the last three months–are wondering whether they should keep schooling their kids to make up for a potential ”summer slide” or just let them enjoy the summer.  I come down strongly on the side of enjoying summer, but that doesn’t mean learning need not...
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During the past three months, millions of parents have had to become ”experts” in teaching and learning, familiarizing themselves with school subjects, study skills, instructional objectives, distance learning, and a lot more.  However, there’s one teaching component that is central to learning that often gets left out of the mix:  helping a child or teen’s...
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