When Kids Google Themselves – The Atlantic

“I don’t really like how people know things about me, and I don’t even know them,” she said. “Thousands and millions of things are out there maybe.” Andy, also 7, is always on the lookout for people who might take unflattering photos of him. He once caught his mother taking a photo of him sleeping and, another time, doing a silly dance. He immediately told her not to post it on Facebook, and she obliged. He felt the photos were embarrassing.

Source: When Kids Google Themselves – The Atlantic

“I didn’t have control”: A 14-year-old on why she quit social media

Then, several months ago, when I turned 13, my mom gave me the green light and I joined Twitter and Facebook. The first place I went, of course, was my mom’s profiles. That’s when I realized that while this might have been the first time I was allowed on social media, it was far from the first time my photos and stories had appeared online. When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.

Source: “I didn’t have control”: A 14-year-old on why she quit social media

Teaching Children to Walk Independently!

One of the first reassurances I can give families is that Motor Milestones exist on a continuum. Each child achieves these skills at their own time, in their own way. Though we learn motor development from textbooks positing neurodevelopment theory to explain skill acquisition and motor patterning, the manifestation of this progression takes on distinct characteristics when we look at each child as a unique creation.

Source: Teaching Children to Walk Independently!

Instead, before the start of the stretch of DNA coding for that gene is a short stretch called a promoter*—the “on” switch. What turns the promoter switch on? Something called a transcription factor (TF) binds to the promoter. This causes the recruitment of enzymes that transcribe the gene into RNA. Meanwhile, other transcription factors deactivate genes.

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“Instead, before the start of the stretch of DNA coding for that gene is a short stretch called a promoter*—the “on” switch. What turns the promoter switch on? Something called a transcription factor (TF) binds to the promoter. This causes the recruitment of enzymes that transcribe the gene into RNA. Meanwhile, other transcription factors deactivate genes.”

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This domain of epigenetics was uncovered in a landmark 2004 study by Meaney and colleagues, one of the most cited papers published in the prestigious journal Nature Neuroscience. They had shown previously that offspring of more “attentive” rat mothers (those that frequently nurse, groom, and lick their pups) become adults with lower glucocorticoid levels, less anxiety, better learning, and delayed brain aging.

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst” by Robert M. Sapolsky –

“This domain of epigenetics was uncovered in a landmark 2004 study by Meaney and colleagues, one of the most cited papers published in the prestigious journal Nature Neuroscience. They had shown previously that offspring of more “attentive” rat mothers (those that frequently nurse, groom, and lick their pups) become adults with lower glucocorticoid levels, less anxiety, better learning, and delayed brain aging.”

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Between CAH and AIS, the issue seems settled—prenatal testosterone plays a major role in explaining sex differences in aggression and various affiliative prosocial behaviors in humans.

“Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst” by Robert M. Sapolsky –

“Between CAH and AIS, the issue seems settled—prenatal testosterone plays a major role in explaining sex differences in aggression and various affiliative prosocial behaviors in humans.”

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Adorno in particular explored the personality traits of fascists, including extreme conformity, submission to and belief in authority, aggressiveness, and hostility toward intellectualism and introspection—traits typically rooted in childhood.

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