China’s drill-and-kill education system makes kids very good at passing exams but very bad at thinking + innovating.

Hyperparenting documentary

This is a short advertisement for a wonderful Canadian documentary I took part in. It’s called Hyperparents and Coddled Kids.

How low can you go?

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…

The Managed Child

Just published a shortcolumnin the New Humanist that examines the modern tendency to micromanage children.