name the 50 states.

“We have confused real intelligence with rote memory. We think the 4 y.o.child who can write and recite the alphabet, count to one thousand, name the 50 states, all the continents and the oceans is somehow further ahead of his peers. We especially think this is better than the child who cannot do these things,… More name the 50 states.

the “herd” effect

when the baby is screaming (teething), and the 2 year old is “getting herself water” (playing with the water dispenser on the fridge), it becomes, suddenly, unforgivable that the 4 year old is still not wearing pants, after repeated orders to “put on pants, for goodness sake.” each incident, on its own, is not so… More the “herd” effect