Category Archives: Parenting

Pokédex on Wolfram Alpha

This makes the greatest online reference even better. The full Pokédex is available for your data mining needs. To access it via Siri on iOS7, simply ask “Search Wolfram for Snorelax” (or whatever Pokémon you care about). My (now teenage) … Continue reading

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Too true

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Parental Fears vs Reality

Seen on Bruce Schneier’s web site: Based on surveys Barnes collected, the top five worries of parents are, in order: Kidnapping School snipers Terrorists Dangerous strangers Drugs But how do children really get hurt or killed? Car accidents Homicide (usually … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Students Outperform Peers on International Exam

Yay Mass! I have been very happy with our schools in Scituate, MA. though I do wish they had more programs for gifted students. Massachusetts students significantly outperformed their peers on a prestigious international math and science exam, according to … Continue reading

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Star Wars viewing order

A very important question was raised on kottke.org last week – Let’s say you’re a new father and a movie fan. When your child is of an appropriate age to start watching movies, in which order will you show him/her … Continue reading

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Changes to Scarry's "Best Word Book Ever"

When I was a kid, my favorite book was Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. The book was originally published in 1963, a few years before I was born. The pictures were beautifully drawn, there were lots of interesting little … Continue reading

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Baby Books for a New Generation

McSweeney’s has a new series of baby books that would make a great gift for new parents…

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Kid Foods Breed Fat, Picky Children

Good article on not giving in to picky eaters. Great quote: I say that parents that lack the ability to convince a kid to voluntarily eat a plate of green beans aren’t cut out for parenthood. If you can’t outsmart … Continue reading

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