Pint-Sized Phenoms: From Playtime to Professional Work

Perhaps it’s time to start Carston’s art career. In fact, I may be too late if I want him to compete with five-year-old “prodigy” Aelita Andre. Aelita started painting at 22 months. Her “Abstract Expressoinist” work sells for upwards of $10,000. But if you watch this video of her working (and it is clear based […]

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Should we pay Little Leaguers? (from orgtheory.net)

Second post over at orgtheory— this on compensating players in the Little League World Series. Did you watch the Little League World Series last month? It’s possible you missed it in the wake of other news stories, like Hurricane Irene.  But this year’s winners (a team from Huntingdon Beach, California) were also overshadowed by coverage […]

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The Eight-hour (play) day?

In last week’s post about sports injuries a reader commented, “But how do you regulate the number of hours a kid engages in these activities? For better or worse, it’s kind of up to the parents, no?”  The answer to this question is, “Yes, but…” It is true that in the US the family is […]

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