Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Parenting in America: Choose your parents wisely | The Economist

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

#Parenting in America: Choose your parents wisely #Bethesda ranks in top 1% for well-endowed parents


In “Coming Apart”, Charles Murray, a social scientist, ranked American zip codes by income and educational attainment. Bethesda is in the top 1%. Kids raised in such “superzips” tend to learn a lot while young and earn a lot as adults. Those raised in not-so-super zips are not so lucky.

Consider the children of Cabin Creek, West Virginia. The scenery they see from their front porches is more spectacular than anything Bethesda has to offer: the Appalachian Mountains rather than the tree-lined back streets of suburbia. But the local economy is in poor shape, as the coal industry declines. The median household income is $26,000, half the national average. Only 6% of adults have college degrees. On Mr Murray’s scale, Cabin Creek is in the bottom 10%.


2 Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting –

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

2 Tots, a Sailboat & a Storm Over #Parenting. The ultimate family trip or an unfair burden imposed on taxpayers