Chin up, chest out!
A poke between the shoulder blades was the way teachers used to encourage good posture in their students, but today they would have to use subtler persuasion to get kids to stand or sit straight. Or they could blind them with science.
Really Dumb Advice on marriage - from the New York Times
The New York Times has published a piece headed, "The Happy Marriage Is the 'Me' Marriage".
Kids are ‘interested’ in TV, but so are apes
I promised something more on Aric Sigman, the (American-born, as it
turns out) psychologist who has made a name for himself in Britain as a
fiery critic of the way television and other screen media are dominating
the lives of children. So here is the next instalment.
Lead us not into temptation…
In a refreshing change from research that looks for excuses for
everyday vices in people’s genes or family background, a study from the
Kellogg School of Management looks at things like temptation, willpower
and humility (yes, really) in impulsive and addictive behaviour.
Can you talk yourself into feeling loveable?
One of the most influential ideas of the twentieth century was summedup in the title of Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of PositiveThinking, published in 1952. “It is of practical value to learn to likeyourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might aswell get some satisfaction out of the relationship,” Peale is quoted assaying. Now some Canadian researchers are saying it doesn’t work -- forthe people who need it most.
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World Congress of Families 2013,
education of children,
National Marriage Project,
sexualisation of children,