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This mom's tweet thread about playground racism went viral because parents need to hear it.

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Writer slash mom Mathangi Subramanian recently witnessed some playground discrimination. Even more disturbing than the words that were thrown around by the children is the fact that their parents turned a blind eye to it.

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April 25, 2019 | “Still processing this, but two days ago, two blonde girls at the playground told my daughter she couldn't play with them because she doesn't have blonde hair,” Subramanian explained in a multi-tweet post. “The girls' parents did not intervene. You better believe I did.”

Her message to the children was blunt and to the point, yet totally reasonable. She didn’t attempt to “school them,” but carefully explained that excluding others is never cool. “I told the blonde kids at the playground that they can't exclude people,” she continued. “I did it calmly and politely, while their parents watched.” Um, yeah. They just watched. And said nothing.

https://i.upworthy.com/account/5c90f37395c319001d5e0f4c/3.15.19-6297be6d17e42d72c8915969c3be4571.jpg?w=100&h / Leah Groth  I am a Philadelphia-based writer, editor and mother of two. My work has appeared in/on Prevention, mindbodygreen, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Livestrong, Ravishly, Fit Pregnancy, Oprah, Fatherly, Woman’s World, xoJane, Babble, and LivingHealthy.

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The ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic Is a Schooling Problem, Not a Child One

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  • Freeing young people from restrictive schooling and allowing them to learn and grow through their own self-directed curiosity can lead to happier and healthier families and children.
  • Related: How America Outlawed Adolescence
  • Related: The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

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Kerry McDonald, Intellectual Takeout

April 25, 2019 | Childhood exuberance is now a liability. Behaviors that were once accepted as normal, even if mildly irritating to adults, are increasingly viewed as unacceptable and cause for medical intervention. High energy, lack of impulse control, inability to sit still and listen, lack of organizational skills, fidgeting, talking incessantly—these typical childhood qualities were widely tolerated until relatively recently. Today, children with these characteristics are being diagnosed with, and often medicated for, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at an astonishing rate.



The ADHD Fallacy
Marilyn Wedge, author of A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD Became An American Epidemic, sounds the alarm on ADHD overdiagnosis.



While ADHD may be a real and debilitating ailment for some, the startling upsurge in school-age children being labeled with and medicated for this disorder suggests that something else could be to blame. More research points to schooling, particularly early schooling, as a primary culprit in the ADHD diagnosis epidemic.

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/styles/medium/public/kerry_mcdonald.jpg?itok=q6A2g_2o / Kerry McDonald is a Senior Contributor for Intellectual Takeout. She has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and a Master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University.

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How America Outlawed Adolescence, Amanda Ripley, the Atlantic

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  • At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this happen?
  • Related: From the Archives | Where Do We Draw the Line When It Comes to Zero Tolerance in Schools?

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The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids, Kerry McDonald, Intellectual Takeout

  • http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/sidewalkchalk.jpgKids are feeling more pressure to achieve, more pressure in school, and are more worried about making a living than in previous years.
  • Related: What America Has Done To its Young People is Appalling ~ James Ostrowski


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The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

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  • Kids are feeling more pressure to achieve, more pressure in school, and are more worried about making a living than in previous years.
  • Related: The ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic Is a Schooling Problem, Not a Child One.
  • Related: What America Has Done To its Young People is Appalling ~ James Ostrowski 

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Kerry McDonald, Intellectual Takeout

April 23, 2019 | It’s all over the news these days. Kids are stressed-out, not playing, and, most worrisome, experiencing sharp increases in depression and suicide.

Last month, a new paper published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology revealed that adolescent mental health has deteriorated over the last decade, with soaring depression rates for young people ages 14 to 17. This month, a research paper published in JAMA Pediatrics found that between 2007 and 2015, the number of children and adolescents who visited hospital emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and actions doubled. The average age of the suicidal child was 13, Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who was not involved with the study, told CNN in response to the new research.


http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/styles/author_header_square/public/kerry_mcdonald.jpg?itok=mEmEHLyl / Kerry McDonald is a Senior Contributor for Intellectual Takeout. She has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and a Master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University.
 

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The ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic Is a Schooling Problem, Not a Child One. Kerry McDonald, Intellectual Takeout

  • http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/childadhd.pngFreeing young people from restrictive schooling and allowing them to learn and grow through their own self-directed curiosity can lead to happier and healthier families and children.
  • Related: How America Outlawed Adolescence
  • Related: The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

 

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What America Has Done To its Young People is Appalling ~ James Ostrowski , Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

  • http://cdn-1.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/images/kiddies.jpgPerhaps some of the problems young people face are caused by dysfunctional family situations and our failing education system.
  • From James Ostrowski at lewrockwell.com:
  • Related: From the Archives | 28 People Who Prove Our Education System Is Failing

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Turning Boys Into Men

  • Part 1: Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men
  • A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey.
  • Part 2: Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society … and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships
  • Is it time to stop treating the traditional, rough-and-tumble boy like a dangerous creature who must be toned down to suit feminized society?

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Part 1: Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men


A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey. These books, anddozens ofothers, can serve him as a compass.

Jeff Minick, Intellectual Takeout <http://www.intellectualtakeout.org>

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/talk_friend_man_conversation_communication-32958.jpgApril 16, 2019 | Many young men are puzzled these days about the meaning of manhood, perplexed by what they hear in a classroom, learn online, or see in their friends. They want to work, to love, to do good in the world, to emulate other men. Unfortunately, maps for these destinations seem in short supply.

Help is at hand. Literally. Put a book in his hand, the right book, and you provide him with a guide.

(Here) are ten books that might help him on his way.

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Part 2: Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society … and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

Is it time to stop treating the traditional, rough-and-tumble boy like a dangerous creature who must be toned down to suit feminized society?

Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/angryboy.jpgMay 21, 2018 | I burst out laughing the other day while reading a friend’s Facebook status. He explained that he and his two grade school sons were watching Anne of Green Gables when they came to the part where Anne and Diana have a conversation while standing on a cliff overlooking the sea. The youngest son suddenly blurted out, “Anne better watch out, Diana might push her off the cliff.”

In amazement, my friend looked at his son and asked if he thought girl friendships were the same as the physical, often rough-and-tumble one which existed between him and his brother. The conversation ended in hysterical laughter as all three of them recognized just how different male interactions are from female ones.

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