China’s drill-and-kill education system makes kids very good at passing exams but very bad at thinking + innovating.
This is a short advertisement for a wonderful Canadian documentary I took part in. It’s called Hyperparents and Coddled Kids.
Can we make childhood into more of a rat race than it already is? Yes we can! How? By enrolling babies and toddlers in formal sports training.
The brand names say it all, from Athletic Baby to Baby Goes Pro.
You couldn’t make it up…
Just published a shortcolumnin the New Humanist that examines the modern tendency to micromanage children.