Sunday, December 23, 2007

Parenting Advice for Economists!

Steven Levitt and Bryan Caplan needs to see the following TED lecture;

Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, talks about our new wave of overprotected kids -- and spells out 5 (and really, he's got 6) dangerous things you should let your kids do. Allowing kids the freedom to explore, he says, will make them stronger and smarter and actually safer.

1. Play with Fire
2. Own a Pocket Knife
3. Throw a Spear
4. Deconstruct Appliances
5. Break the DMCA
6. Drive a Car

Toilet Training and Incentives: Child No.1
Parenting Vision Statements
How to Raise your Children to be the Type of Adults You Want Them to Be
The Selfish Reason to Have More Kids
What does society overcomplicate?

Tantrums as Status Symbols
An Economist's Son
Why don't American kids respect their parents more?

Why America should outlaw spanking
The economics of spanking.

What's the best way for kids to learn to swim?
Where Is Everybody? The Gang at a Glance
Why don't parents like to play with their kids?
Mission: Making a Love of Reading Happen

Paternomics: Levitt's Parenting vs. Mine
Greater Goods Science Centre

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