enjoy yourself
Follow
Find tag "childhood"
13.5K views | +2 today
enjoy yourself
Thoughts and comments about making life even better
Curated by Kenneth Weene
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

No tampons, no problem: NYC legislator discusses making tampons a public good.

No tampons, no problem: NYC legislator discusses making tampons a public good. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Take that, stigma!
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Despite the sarcastic tone of the writing in this article, this is a real issue, especially for young women whose families don't have money. For years school nurses (and teachers who care) have been providing tampons and sanitary napkins at their own expense, but that has been an unreliable supply for the kids. Bravo to this lawmaker and her idea of making female hygiene supplies available in the school restrooms. Now, if they'll clean those restrooms so the kids can use them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

Baseball is struggling to hook kids — and risks losing fans to other sports

Baseball is struggling to hook kids — and risks losing fans to other sports | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Youth participation in baseball has slid for two decades and its fans have aged as the accelerated pace of modern life clashes with the sport’s imbalance between anticipation and action.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Participation in organized athletics is falling, which is perhaps a sad commentary on the lifestyle of modern American kids. Computer games are not sufficient exercise for healthy growth. And those kids who are in sports see that as a career path, which means they are specializing far too early and losing the fullness of youth because of the expectations of coaches (and some parents) for "sports greatness." Meanwhile, at least soccer and lacrosse are growing.

more...
Rodrigo Batts's curator insight, April 7, 10:17 AM

Baseball is losing steam, creating room for other new sports to emerge and take over marketshare.

Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

They Gave Each Kid A Barbie And A Doll With Real Proportions. What They Say Next Really Says It All.

They Gave Each Kid A Barbie And A Doll With Real Proportions. What They Say Next Really Says It All. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

MThey're just toys. Or are they?

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Many parents have stopped letting their kids play with toy guns, and for good reasons. Now, what about those dolls? This is a great article about Barbie versus reality. My poetic take on Barbie: Sprung full boobed / ready role model / for a generation / willing to die / of self-starvation / for flatter stomachs / and thinner thighs.  (Wrote that back in 1995)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction

Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

A study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science determined that children who are not exposed to religious stories are better able to tell that characters in “fantastical stories” are fictional — whereas children raised in a religious environment even “approach unfamiliar, fantastical stories flexibly.”

Kenneth Weene's insight:

So if parents tell kids that fantasy is true, the kids tend to believe fantasy; and if parents rear their kids knowing the difference, the kids recognize the difference. It seems obvious, but it isn't. Conventional wisdom has always taught that kids were naturally credulous.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

Guest blog: great piece of creative writing! "Horatio at the Game."

Guest blog: great piece of creative writing! "Horatio at the Game." | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
I am so grateful for my fellow Stooshpr member Kenneth Weene for this great little short story. It is full of good humour, pathos and cleverly-observed childhood lives. I commend it to you. Stooshp...
Kenneth Weene's insight:

It's always a delight to share one of my stories with a new audience. I hope that the Australians can appreciate American baseball. I'm sure the can enjoy the universality of growing up and childhood.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

What were Obama's favorite childhood books?

What were Obama's favorite childhood books? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
On a recent visit to a Washington library, Obama told students that he doesn't have much time for 'fun' reading these days. But he also eagerly shared the titles that he enjoyed as a boy.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

What, not one of my books on his list?! I wonder if I can send him a couple. I think he'd enjoy "Broody New Englander." Oh, "Memoirs From the Asylum" might give him ideas about how Congress functions. Then "Tales From the Dew Drop Inne" might help him understand the GOP. Of course, "Times to Try the Soul of Man" would be a great pick if he really cares about what the CIA and NSA might be up to. I'll leave "Widow's Walk" out, the Secret Service might decide I was a threat.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

They spent millions trying to sell their product to girls. They only needed to change 1 tiny thing.

They spent millions trying to sell their product to girls. They only needed to change 1 tiny thing. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
What if she's not into shopping, horses, or pink?
Kenneth Weene's insight:

It is certainly time to recognize that girls and boys shouldn't be forced into stereotypes. Let them grow.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

Cribs: 12 Totally Awesome Cribs - ODDEE

Cribs: 12 Totally Awesome Cribs - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
You're gonna wish you were a baby again to be able to sleep in one of these.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Some great crib ideas here. Probably outside most budgets, but just imagine the baby cooing within.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kenneth Weene
Scoop.it!

8 Strange and Cool Summer Camps For Kids (summer, camp, kids) - ODDEE

8 Strange and Cool Summer Camps For Kids (summer, camp, kids) - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Summer camp no longer means just swimming, arts and crafts or roasting marshmallows. Check out these 8 crazy and fun ways to spend the summer! (summer, camp, kids)
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Having grown up in the summer camp industry, my parents owned and operated two camps in Maine, I was fascinated to see some of there alternatives. Personally, the one I would have liked best is not in this set -- that would have been for readers and writers. Nevertheless, these are impressive and remind us that kids can have some wonderful experiences and learn a great deal outside of school. Of course somebody has to foot the bill. For too many kids, the most they can hope for is a week of church camp or worse a few hours a week at the neighborhood pool. Childhood should be rich with possibilities and experiences for all. How do we make that happen?

more...
No comment yet.