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12-year-old prodigy Alma Deutscher on homeschooling and Mozart

she is proudly out of step with the iGeneration. Lots of children spend all the time on video games, I don’t like that at all. I don’t have a phone or computer or anything, I just read a lot, she says, listing Philippa Pearce, Joan Aiken and Shannon Hale as some of her favourite authors. I don’t really know what they do — Minecraft or whatever — some of my friends do that but I think it’s a complete waste of time and it ruins your brain as well because you can’t imagine anything for yourself.
prodigy  piano  music  uk  reading  loisir  interview  teenager 
december 2017 by aries1988
A Sri Lankan Museum on Staten Island
A high-school student showcases relics from her family’s country in the basement of their restaurant.
asia  identity  american  teenager  immigrant  story  museum 
august 2017 by aries1988
Growing Up As An Untouchable
What I was told was that we were Christians. Christians, untouchables—it came to the same thing. All Christians in India were untouchable, as far as I knew (though only a small minority of all untouchables are Christian).

Christians, untouchables—it came to the same thing. All Christians in India were untouchable, as far as I knew (though only a small minority of all untouchables are Christian).

I knew no Christian who did not turn servile in the presence of a Hindu. I knew no Hindu who did not look right through a Christian man standing in front of him as if he did not exist.

Excerpted from Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Copyright © 2017 by Sujatha Gidla. All rights reserved.
india  book  story  family  caste  revolution  religion  children  teenager 
august 2017 by aries1988
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
More comfortable in their bedrooms than in a car or at a party, today’s teens are physically safer than teens have ever been. They’re markedly less likely to get into a car accident and, having less of a taste for alcohol than their predecessors, are less susceptible to drinking’s attendant ills.

Gen X managed to stretch adolescence beyond all previous limits: Its members started becoming adults earlier and finished becoming adults later. Beginning with Millennials and continuing with iGen, adolescence is contracting again—but only because its onset is being delayed. Across a range of behaviors—drinking, dating, spending time unsupervised— 18-year-olds now act more like 15-year-olds used to, and 15-year-olds more like 13-year-olds. Childhood now stretches well into high school.
essay  teenager  generation  crisis  device  iphone  parenting  children  health  technology  2010s  moi  sociology  psychology 
august 2017 by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation Karaoke at Home
Solo singing as an antidote to bullying, racism and rage.
story  immigrant  family  usa  chinese  growup  teenager  singer  hobby 
july 2017 by aries1988
Saying Goodbye To Japan : Japan Subculture Research Center

The longer you’re in Japan, the more jaded one tends to become about the things that make being here so interesting in the first place.
teenager  japan  story  school  japanese  etiquette  american 
may 2017 by aries1988
Blue Whale Challenge : itinéraire d’une légende urbaine sur Internet
Le « jeu » suicidaire, né sur un réseau social russe, consiste à relever cinquante défis des plus sordides.
teenager  suicide  social-network 
march 2017 by aries1988
Revenge of the nerds | The Economist
Strava, a mobile app, allows cyclists and joggers to compete with each other even if they live thousands of miles apart.
technology  leader  teenager  life  lifestyle  psychology  health 
august 2016 by aries1988
Canadian teenager 'discovers ancient Mayan city lost in jungles of Mexico'
Telegraph News The Descending God's Temple which is on the Mayan site of Tulum. It is located on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Credit:…
civ  discovery  maya  teenager  stars  city  map  archaeology 
may 2016 by aries1988
3 days of nerves, tears and joy: U.S. expats lead debate nerds in China - LA Times
But there are differences. Whereas boys are overrepresented among the ranks of elite U.S. high school debaters, in China, girls make up the majority of English-language debaters, Weeks said. That may be in part because girls' linguistic and social abilities generally mature sooner than boys', and boys are steered heavily into math and science activities.

In a culture where direct criticism is often avoided, acclimating students to the idea of constructive feedback and learning from losing is also a bit of a novelty. Peter Gisbey, a Londoner who teaches at a school in Qingdao and had brought five students to the competition, said it was tough for them to understand there is no silver bullet to winning a debate.

"I try to tell them, 'With debate… and many areas of real life, it's usually not a question of black or white. There are many shades of gray, and the key is the quality of your argumentation.'"

"I'm just enjoying the process, no matter what happens," Cloris said before the results were announced and giant golden trophies were handed out. "After debating, I feel like I know everything that's going on in the world."
learn  debate  teenager  chinese  usa  2015 
august 2015 by aries1988
« Madame, votre enfant est au poste »
Serge Aranguren est familier de ce merveilleux mécanisme d’autodéfense. « Personne n’aime la sanction. Pas plus les adultes pris en défaut parce qu’ils ont roulé trop vite ou consommé de l’alcool. Le parent au commissariat a l’impression d’avoir loupé quelque chose. À défaut de pouvoir échapper à la sanction, il essaie d’y échapper intellectuellement en se disant qu’après tout, le DVD a été restitué, etc. » Comme l’explique Sylvie, dont le fils a été arrêté en possession de cannabis, « le moment où il fait la leçon à ton gamin, tu te sens minable, t’as l’impression que le flic est obligé de prendre ta place de parent parce que t’as pas assuré ».
parents  crime  police  temoignage  children  teenager 
may 2015 by aries1988
Just Us Kids: Martine Fougeron's 'Teen Tribe' : The New Yorker
Half family portrait and half photographic investigation, “Teen Tribe” explores the landscape of adolescence, what Fougeron calls “a liminal state between childhood and adulthood, between the feminine and the masculine, and between innocence and a burgeoning self-identity.” She began the project in 2005, when, tired of the mainstream portrayal of angst-ridden youthful dramatics, she set out to depict “ the normal angst, anger, existential quests, social questionings, and playful freedom that seemed to make up the necessary process of growing up.” Fougeron trained her camera on her teen-age sons and their band of friends, creating a measured, gentle portrait of nascent self-expression, the discovery of physicality, a quest for independence, and the impulse toward rebellion.
teenager  photo 
september 2013 by aries1988
What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?
What happens when children reach puberty earlier and adulthood later? The answer is: a good deal of teenage weirdness. Fortunately, developmental psychologists and neuroscientists are starting to explain the foundations of that weirdness. The crucial new idea is that there are two different neural and psychological systems that interact to turn children into adults. Over the past two centuries, and even more over the past generation, the developmental timing of these two systems has changed. That, in turn, has profoundly changed adolescence and produced new kinds of adolescent woe. The big question for anyone who deals with young people today is how we can go about bringing these cogs of the teenage mind into sync once again.
youth  mind  teenager  instapaper_favs 
august 2012 by aries1988

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