Poverty or economic insecurity manifests itself directly and indirectly on child development. Here are just a few ways in which poor children suffer that privileged kids do not.
Our youngest generation, the Homelanders is defined by the Great Recession. According to generational expert Neil Howe, this was the pivotal historic moment that allowed one generational archetype to be succeeded by the next. What makes the recession of 2008 so different was that it cut deeper and lasted longer than any other downturn since the Great […]
Wait, what? There’s a generation after the Millennials? It’s not that long ago since I used to be asked this question. But this generation is building up steam. The oldest Millennials are all grown up and are not exactly “news” anymore (despite what Time Magazine seems to think). While Google Trends probably points to the TV-series […]
When I asked my 8-year old daughter the other day what she wants to be when she grows up she gave me a metacognitive answer I did not expect from somebody her age. “Mom, you know how children my age often dream of becoming popstars, but they know that it’s probably never going to happen? Well, I’m […]
Do you have a tween at home? A kid grown tired with your pre-packaged, PG rated stuff, yet who’s still too young to be allowed to choose products and entertainment for themselves? Well, guess what – they’re making their own choices and you’re not the only one who are influencing them. It’s not like holding up […]
Compared to the countries we increasingly compete with in this globalized world, American educational test scores stink. Everybody knows it and everybody is getting busy looking for culprits and solutions. Which can only result in one thing: nobody can agree to what the cause is. We don’t challenge our kids enough! We challenge them too […]
How will the unemployment and economic recession (or recessions as it more looks like) affect the New Silents in the U.S.? Amongst several dismal prognoses, over a quarter of this generation is expected to endure child poverty – and that is a conservative estimate. Derek Thompson of the Atlantic discusses how America’s decline from prosperity […]