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  1. Elizabeth
    October 15, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    And, at the same time, there are also documentaries like ” which scare the pants off you about what kids in India and China are learning during their roughly 2 million minutes of high school (hence the title).

    http://www.2mminutes.com/about.asp

    They’re either falling behind because of an insufficient educational system/culture, or they are being overworked by it (depending, largely, on socio-economics).

    Yet…both films do touch briefly on “emotional intelligence”, and as David says in a more complete, robust way—CHARACTER has got to be the foundation on which any of this “achievement” (academic, musical, athletic) is built.

    Of course, there is a huge additional discussion about what texting and gaming and other such technology is doing to the wiring in kids’ brains (Kristen T, chime in here, you’re more of the expert!), and the effect that has on character development, but I’ll stick with this blog post! 🙂

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  2. Elizabeth
    October 15, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    And it’s no wonder kids are stressed out–check out their moms! You could overhear this at many a park in Arlington!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikvcS3Oe-oA

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