Parents often get blamed when their children go astray — whether it’s an ill-behaved toddler or an adult rehashing a troubled childhood during a therapy session.
But should good parents be blamed when kids go bad? That’s the question posed by Dr. Richard Friedman in today’s Science Times.
For years, mental health professionals were trained to see children as mere products of their environment who were intrinsically good until influenced otherwise; where there is chronic bad behavior, there must be a bad parent behind it.
But while I do not mean to let bad parents off the hook — sadly, there are all too many of them, from malignant to merely apathetic — the fact remains that perfectly decent parents can produce toxic children.
To learn more, read the full story, “Accepting That Good Parents May Plant Bad Seeds,” and then please join the discussion below.
When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that will make you wonder what’s better – the correct answer or the clever one.
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Naturally, the best-case scenario would be that one’s students would understand all of the material they’re being tested on and answer the questions correctly. But what about the argument that a strict educational environment can stifle creativity and intellectual development? For better or for worse, these test-takers either chose to create a more clever test answer or, when they failed to come up with the right answer, came up with a creative one. Should all kids really be penalized for thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative solutions to problems?
Now don’t get us wrong – not all of these answers raise this noble question. Some are just hilarious fails. Take a look!
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