Home Insync Insync oi-Staff By Staff on January 13, 2009 It was an ancient Japanese tradition where a young Geisha's virginity was sought after, auctioned and highly paid. But a similar incident in the 21st century has made headlines world over. Men are ready to pay up to 2,5 million pounds for the virginity of a 22 year old student, Natalie Dylan. A student pursuing masters degree in Family and Marriage therapy decided to auction off her virginity in order to pay for her studies. The offer has interested more than 10,000 men who contest to bed Dylan. The bidding started in September, with offers reaching up to 162,000 pounds and the interest in her keeps growing every day. Hailing from San Diego, California, USA, Dylan conceived the idea after her sister Avia, 23, got in to prostitution for three weeks in order to fund her degree. However, Dylan who holds a degree in Women's studies believes she is not demeaning herself. Till date she has received response from all kinds … [Read more...] about Girl Auctions Her Virginity
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Source: Phoebe Prince/Wikimedia Commons On January 14, 2010, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince hanged herself in her family’s apartment in South Hadley, Massachusetts, following a relentless campaign of taunting, gossip, and bullying by other teens at her high school. Phoebe’s body was discovered by her 12-year-old sister, and one of her last text messages began with the phrase: “I can’t take much more.” Phoebe was a pretty girl who had moved to South Hadley from Ireland a little more than a year before her death. The bullying began after she had a brief romantic fling with the boyfriend of one of her principal tormentors. The five teenagers who orchestrated Phoebe's persecution were eventually convicted on charges of criminal harassment and sentenced to probation and community service. The most consistent flavor of the insults hurled at her was that she was a “slut” and an “Irish whore.” As it turns out, looks and … [Read more...] about Why Pretty Girls May Be Especially Vulnerable to Bullying
Do you have a student in your school or classroom that struggles to connect with his peers? Is your own child frequently on the receiving end of cruelty at the hands of classmates or “friends?” We know that young people who lack social support are particularly vulnerable to being bullied. What can we do then, as professionals and as parents, to teach our kids the skills they need to make positive friendships and maintain nurturing peer relationships? This article present five strategies for adults to bear in mind and pass on to kids as the school year begins. 1. First & Foremost: It’s Not a Character Flaw For many school-aged kids, the ability to make new friends comes as naturally as breathing. For others, however, connecting with peers is a source of stress each and every day. Many adults assume that there must be something wrong with kids who struggle socially. This deficit-model can be a damaging mindset that puts extra pressure on a young person who is … [Read more...] about Do You Know a Child Who Struggles to Make Friends?
A Good Egg Growing up during the Great Depression in rural America, my father was insulated from that economic upheaval’s worst shocks. He never went hungry. His diet was, however, somewhat monotonous. He used to regale me, when I was a child, with stories about his family eating soup beans and cornbread at every meal, often for many days at a time. As an adult his diet changed, but my father retained the practice of eating the same foods, at least at breakfast, not just for weeks but for months and years. He consumed two poached eggs and two pieces of toast for breakfast at least four of five times a week for what I would guess was about twenty years. He might have persisted in that habit for half a century, if it had not been the case that some decades ago medical science decided that high cholesterol levels were associated with increased incidence of heart … [Read more...] about Why Can’t Science Make Up Its Mind?
You don't hear much about collecting in school now-a-days. But as we argued in a previous post, some very famous people have relied professionally on their leisure collections for inspiration, knowledge and skills. Moreover, a century ago, psychologists and educators took the collecting habit in children seriously -- and pondered how to use it to advantage in the classroom. G. Stanley Hall, one of America's first and preeminent students of the ‘child mind', felt that students might be encouraged to collect "scraps on literature, geology, etc," such that instruction became, presumably, a kind of collecting game. Others, including Elizabeth Howe, thought it best to start with actual collecting interests of each individual child. "It is quite clear," she wrote, "that the teacher who had such information would have an insight into the children's inner life which she would hardly be able to get in any other way." Since good teaching strives to connect student interest to curricular … [Read more...] about Collecting: A Connection between Playing and Learning