DNA Test To Determine Kids' Sports Futures
Parents are being sold on the idea of buying DNA tests
for their kids, to find out which sports they will be better at. The company called Atlas is based in Boulder, Colorado; and is selling DNA tests for $160. They are looking for what's called the ACTN-three gene
, the gene behind what is called 'fast-twitch explosive muscles.' Children that don't have TN-three will be better suited for endurance sports like long distance running or swimming. Children that have a lot of it will be better suited for sports like football, rugby, wrestling, or hockey. Kids that have some CTN-three will not be the fastest and not the slowest, they don't burn out the quickest and they don't last the longest. They are categorized as capable of playing just about any type of sport they like. 11-13-11 slashdot
Today's Children Are Officially Potty Mouths
When the Sociolinguistics Symposium met in early September swearing scholar Timothy Jay revealed that an increase in child swearing
is directly related to an increase in adult swearing... From the article: 'Children as young as two are now dropping f-bombs, with researchers reporting that more kids are using profanity — and at earlier ages — than has been recorded in at least three decades.' 9-22-10 slashdot NOTE:
We found an artivcle on dealing with kids swearing
you might like to see. ^.^
Why do kids join gangs?
They are a replacement for family. This was the consensus
of the students during a class discussion at the Juvenile Detention Home School held by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D...[Note
: This is just one of the reasons we promote and encourage family bonding in a Buzzing Kids World.] slashdot
Texting Toddlers, How Young is Too Young?
Toddlers may not need to be texting... but since they have always had toy typewriters and toy telephones, why not toy Blackberrys so your little tyke as young as three can talk with their thumbs...The question
: When is a child old enough for their own cell phone' has been replaced with the question of, 'what type of texting gadget is appropriate for which age group'. But don't forget to lay down the law: One parent says: Our 13-year-old got a phone with an unlimited plan as a reward for good grades but had to turn it in each night at 10pm. It was given back first thing in the morning. slashdot