This "Incredibles 2" motif is sadly incredibly bogus.
Childhood trauma can stunt cognitive development and alter the structure of young brains in profound and permanent ways.
Closing the gap matters for several reasons. Most importantly, without access to high-quality childcare, infants and toddlers from low-income families face increasingly steep developmental challenges.
The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?
Parents of kindergarten-aged children are constantly in doubt. After spending 12 years teaching these little ones, I have concluded that there are three basic concerns that permeate a parent's mind as they cross into the giant threshold of elementary school.
To further epistemic and moral development, we must focus more on cognitive development through the cultivation of argument skills.
Consistency is an important aspect of healthy sleep routines at all ages, helping to strengthen circadian rhythms and ensuring sufficient time for sleep. This study suggests that consistency during these early, developmental years is critical, and can have consequences that extend beyond early childhood.
The rule has recently become conventional wisdom spread by speakers of TEDTalks, public intellectuals, and even hip hop artist Macklemore. But if you're a busy professional, how in the world do you find time to spend 10,000 hours learning something?