Friday, February 17, 2006

Is TV really bad for kids?

Here's an article from Slate that describes research done by two economists from University of Chicago. The research questions the conventional wisdom that TV is bad for kids.

How will we ever raise our kids to be perfectly informed well-behaved polite little angels if every day the conventional wisdom changes?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Professional Identity Crisis

I thought those of you in the area might be interested in speaking with Carrie Yang Costello (Ph.D. Berkely, J.D. Harvard), a UW-Milwaukee sociologist whose recent book examines the importance of "intangibles" favoring white men when it comes to success in professional school. She will be at Schwartz's on Downer this evening. More information about her research is available on the UWM website.
Professor Costello has a Harvard J.D. and a Berkeley Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

An old adage for new working moms: quality not quantity

I recently learned of the study described in this article, which finds that mothers employed outside the home don't spend significantly less quality time with their young children than mothers who do not work outside the home.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Being Naked and Loving It

My daughter considers getting dressed an indignity and a personal insult. When she plays completely naked, she is happy as a clam, but as soon as I start putting clothes on her, she becomes cranky and cries. I have no idea why.