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Mr. Rogers's Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Kids - The Atlantic
The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.
children  education  parenting  psychology  tv  speech  talk 
4 hours ago by soobrosa
Taking Your Kids Mountain Biking | Fix.com
sized for kids over age eight, but that doesn’t mean you should leave younger kids at home. Consider biking tandem with babies and toddlers (on wider, flatter, or paved trail), or invest in balance bikes for toddlers and preschoolers. These small bikes without pedals are ideal for kids who hav
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19 hours ago by garborg
Mr. Rogers's Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Kids - The Atlantic
Per the pamphlet, there were nine steps for translating into Freddish
teaching  philosophy  parenting  morality 
yesterday by mabino
Imagining a Better Boyhood
To embrace anything feminine, if you’re not biologically female, causes discomfort and confusion, because throughout most of history and in most parts of the world, being a woman has been a disadvantage. Why would a boy, born into all the power of maleness, reach outside his privileged domain? It doesn’t compute...

While society is chipping away at giving girls broader access to life’s possibilities, it isn’t presenting boys with a full continuum of how they can be in the world. To carve out a masculine identity requires whittling away everything that falls outside the norms of boyhood. At the earliest ages, it’s about external signifiers like favorite colors, TV shows, and clothes. But later, the paring knife cuts away intimate friendships, emotional range, and open communication...

There are so few positive variations on what a “real man” can look like, that when the youngest generations show signs of reshaping masculinity, the only word that exists for them is nonconforming. The term highlights that nobody knows what to call these variations on maleness. Instead of understanding that children can resist or challenge traditional masculinity from within the bounds of boyhood, it’s assumed that they’re in a phase, that they need guidance, or that they don’t want to be boys.
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yesterday by iamfantastikate

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