Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A different angle on the anti-smacking debate

I was interested to read this article on stuff this evening. What interests me the most is the attitude of the study's authors (or perhaps more accurately, the journalists take on their attitude - I haven't read the study myself). To quote: "Infants subjected to Supernanny-style parenting end up behaving just as badly at two years old as other children, Australian researchers say". After reading the article, I think I would prefer it if the byline had more of this sort of focus: "Children subjected to harsh discipline and verbal abuse are no more well-behaved than children who have a warm and sensitive relationship with their parents".

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Falling Kiwi

Found this post by random on Youtube - I like the choice of Nitin Sawnhey's "Falling" in the remix. Why do things like this almost bring a tear to the eye?

Rise up, rise up....