Aug 31 2012

Parenting Responsibilities

Parenting Responsibilities: 10 Things You Are (and Aren't) Responsible for as a Parent. Shine from YAHOO!

These days, we're bombarded with mixed messages about how to parent "the right way." It's easy to buy into advice from the media, relatives, and other parents and start to worry that we're doing something wrong. Part of the reason this is happening is because adults, just like kids, are over-stimulated. We're more wired and connected, which means we're receiving more outside input than ever before.

 

What you are not responsible for:

Making sure your kids are always happy.

Getting the approval of others.

Controlling your children.

Your children are not puppets and you are not a puppeteer. 

What you are responsible for:

Making tough decisions that are not popular ones.

Teaching your child to function independently.

Holding them accountable.

Do your best.

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Aug 31 2012

Feeling Inspired, Proverbs 3:6

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Aug 27 2012

Political Ad Lie Detector

Super PAC App' knows when political ads stretch the truth. CNN

 

What if every political ad came with a "truthiness" disclaimer?

That's essentially the goal of the Super PAC App, a new project from former students at MIT's Media Lab.

Their free iPhone app, which will be available on Wednesday, listens to political advertisements on television and matches the ad's audio waves against a database -- much like the Shazam app identifies music. It then tells the app's user who paid for the ad and how much they're spending on the campaign before pointing them to nonpartisan sources -- PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and others -- to try to verify the ad's claims.

The app is free of advertising and is funded in full by a grant from the Knight Foundation, according to Dan Siegel, one of the app's co-creators.

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