Tagged with children

table manners

We see them doing it everywhere. While they eat, while they commute, while walking, at restaurants, in the stores: Kids and young people staring at or doing something on their phones. But it’s not just them. It’s us – parents, educators, policy makers, pessimists, optimists – too. Before throwing ourselves into judgment as the mature-therefore-more-experienced-and-knowing, let’s consider … Continue reading

the complexity of Internet use

Mainstream media still has an important role in people’s lives. Therefore, the words they use and mass-spread  must be carefully selected and weighted. While mainstream media don’t necessarily tell us what to think, they do tell us what to think about. Not sure about the under 30s but whatever the media platform or news source … Continue reading

why schools should use digital media to build environments for children that can encourage creative production – and failure

There is no magic in becoming highly creative. Highly creative people – be those surgeons, poets, or stand-up comedians – are just excellent at making endless attempts in their fields. So highlights Thomas Oppong in the Medium, an online content provider. Simonton, Oppong continues, a psychologist who has long studied creativity, identifies, among other things, … Continue reading

switching roles

Following the common practice of casual Fridays, I’d like to propose the “switch the role” weekends to people across the globe. It’ll be fun. In some parts – scary. Imagine a rapist switching roles with the raped…I think he’ll be tortured for a very long time first. Then killed. Killed slowly. Ok, imagine case scenarios … Continue reading

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

It’s been a while. CPR urgently required – this blog has nearly reached a flat line. Unlike the very lively, kicking, sucking, puking and pooping baby I gave birth to 6 weeks ago. It’s a miracle – having a person come out of another. It’s a miracle how every tiny little detail has developed – … Continue reading