1. Facebook Privacy Settings for Teens is Changing →

    Parents, click this link.  The first sentence says it all:  “Facebook is at it again”.  Your kids’ Facebook privacy settings are about to get much less private.

  2. School Trying To Force Parents To Change Child's Name →

    A school in Nebraska is trying to strong arm the parents of a three year old deaf child into changing the child’s name, because the motions of the sign language “are an implied threat”, resembling “a dangerous weapon”.

    Seriously Tumblr, this is disgusting.  Isn’t there a deaf community on Tumblr that knows who to put pressure on to help this kid & the parents?  Anything? WTF. O_o

    Here’s an online petition, which may not do anything but I don’t know what else I can do at the moment:  http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/1253?l=yzvk0YI_iAg

  3. Karate Girl Problem #160

    karategirlproblems:

    When your parents just don’t understand that your martial arts school is more than just a business.


    Yea. In my case, my parents just say “Have fun! …” because they don’t know what else to say.  My mother in particular, she has no clue; it’s like I’m going to a dance class.

  4. Kids, Brain Development, & ADD (ADHD) - A Long Post

    For some reason - and I don’t even remember why - I’ve been thinking about children and the development of the brain.  Specifically, I’m thinking about ADD medication and prescribing it to children.

    I’m getting ahead of myself, though.  Hello, I’m a senior in psychology and a member of the International Honor Society In Psychology.  On my senior assessment, which all psych majors at my university must take, I missed 5 points out of 200 questions.  I’m not bragging, I’m just saying: Although I am not a doctor, I do kind of know what I’m talking about here.

    First, how does ADD “work”?  To put it simply, there’s an area at the front of the brain that is working slower than the rest of the brain.  This is why the person with ADD “acts out” before they’re able to stop themselves.  For example, interrupting you while you’re talking.  This is also why stimulants are taken to treat hyperactive behavior - because it gets that part of the brain back into proper working speed!

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