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In my personal opinion, to be part of human capital that have an impact on the Industrial Revolution, we need to raise our kids to have imagination and creativity. We can push our kids to finish their college but don't kill their imagination and creativity in the process. Kids are born with these qualities. Oftentimes you see them playing with toys and imagining that those toys are his/her friends. They substitute airplanes, trains, cars, guns or you name it with a piece of paper or things they can find around them ( So creative!). Sadly, It is us as parents who remind them that this piece of paper is not an airplane or whatever they have imagined. We as parents need to understand the importance of imagination and creativity. That will be a difference between a skilled worker and an famous inventor. 

"FEW would challenge the proposition that human capital is fundamental to economic growth. Yet much evidence suggests that during what is arguably the most important era of growth—the Industrial Revolution—human capital had little bearing on economic development."

"In a new paper, Mara Squicciarini of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Nico Voigtländer of the University of California, Los Angeles, attempt to resolve this conundrum by dividing human capital into two categories, one that had an impact on the Industrial Revolution and one that did not."

"To test their theory, the two researchers used city-level subscription rates to “Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des metiers” (English: "Encyclopaedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts") in France around 1750. “Encyclopédie” was an attempt to collect scientific and cultural knowledge and was at the heart of the Enlightenment. In the analysis, subscription rates are therefore used as a measure of "upper-tail human capital" to contrast with literacy rates, which indicates "average human capital". In addition, the authors used a set of outcomes to capture economic development, including urbanisation, soldier height, wage rates and industrial productivity. As expected, wide-spread literacy did not predict growth. Subscriptions to “Encyclopédie” per capita, on the other hand, were strongly associated with growth in each of the four measures after 1750."

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/07/education-and-industrialisation
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dear moderator: what happens with my comments? 
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No problem +Anna Anderson your very welcome
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Who still makes this face even as a grown up when Mom Calls you by your full name? lol
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hahah, so funny ! :D  
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Yifat Cohen

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Money money money...money!

Ok, so my 5 years old decided he wants to work too and earn some money...
What can I pay him to do that's not a chore he already needs to do as being part of the family..?
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Yes I'm having a great time with family and friends here but time is flying; ) thank you +Yifat Cohen! I wish we could meet but definitely next time. ..
With 5 years... Here Sonne optional things;
-Setting the table
-Cook breakfast (eggs/ waffels etc)
-be responsible for the entrance (get everyone to clean up)
-watering plants is good
-clean pantry
-clean all the sinks in all the bathrooms once a week
- collect everyone's dirty Lundy and bring it to a basket in front of the Lundy machine.
-unloading dishwasher
-get the mail
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Hello #dads, happy father's weekend !!

I’m writing an essay about #maternity brands and #social commerce. I’m launching an investigation to ask #dads and dads-to-be about their behaviour on social media. If you are a dad and if you could take a few minutes to answer this questionnaire I’d be very grateful - it won’t take more than five minutes.http://bit.ly/ShCcId

Thank you for your help 
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We don't have magnetic fridges here in Switzerland. But many places do.

It would be especially helpful in small kitchens because it doesn't use up space on the counter...
 
Thought this was a great idea for the kiddos... If your kids are always using new cups, give them their own designated cups with magnets to stick to the fridge.

https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/101131300495393046842/communities/103867123995976065653
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We use colored rubber bands to designate whose glass is whose.
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#parenting  
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Very true; they learn from experience
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Have you tried this at home? If you know of techniques to help kids get along share it with us! #siblingrivalry  
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Do you know what your judge would say?
 
The Mommy test..
what would you kids change about you?
Are you brave enough to find out and care?

My kids get to tell me every Mothersday what I do good and what I should improve or change...

So, on the day they and society spoils me even though my hubby does an equal part of what I'm getting celebrated for... (still wondering if this is, what's called equality)

Anyway here my kids judgement.

Over all I was given a A+ yippee;-)
But I should
- cook more sweets
- let them stay up longer
- snuggle more instead of short
- allow more fast food
- go run in the summer rain with them again
- make more snowfights...
- surprise them again with a watergun fight instead of lunch
- do more secret hunt lunches
- no kisses (my lovely teenager) but more backrubs
- train them harder
- dessert every day
- homemade lasagne every week
- pastry cones more often and all they can eat
- kiss less with daddy ;-) - travel to the beach
- a tablet for everyone
- listen to better music and not so much retro songs
- do the chores for them more often (I sometimes do it for them to very special occations)
- take them with me on marriage retrait outings with nice hotels
- nothing

As every year I'll take time and consideration about all of them and smile over them as I get my back rub from hubby tonight...

what would you children change about you?


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Great words +Rachael DeBruin! Yes the before and after picture of parenting is quite a change ;) and kids sure have the ability to ensure we will find our limits over and over again --> with the option to grow in those challanges if we take them on. 
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Great way to start off the morning. Try watching this without laughing and smiling.
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Aww what a little sweetie.
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Hello everyone,

I thought it might be good or useful for families out there,
would like to share an App developed by us locally in Singapore.

We intend to help and assist families, elderly or people who need extra care with ease of private communication, meetup and safety measure with location tracking.

You could privately connect with your family, friends or group and simply create a Zome. A boundary which allows everyone to be notified when they arrived or exits the area.

With Zome, you do not need to keep messaging "asking where is everyone" or "Have you arrived yet?".
Feel easy and free, walk around the shopping mall, do your stuff without worrying of waiting ever again.

Would love if you could support our vision and movement by trying it out & let us know what is your feedback.

We take privacy and personnel data seriously and we do not sell it.
Singapore has enforced a law known as data protection act.
We only sell the service process that stores and provides you historical location if you ever need to. You can upgrade the account for more features for only a dollar. The payment is also to support our movement and sustain us to reach out to more families, elderly and many others.

You can try it out by signing up a free account at http://goldentrail.towardstech.com/signup to get started.
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How can we help our children build a mindset for success?  We all love the movie timelines: for 1.25 hours we watch the hero struggle through decades of challenges, and by the end of 2 hours he has conquered and succeeded. 

Adults and kids become easily discouraged by the mundane reality of slugging through daily life; the constant bump up against the wall of challenges.  We have to assure ourselves AND our kids that life is filled with dozens of, hundreds of, thousands of puny, seemingly insignificant actions.  THESE are the actions that create success!

I'm reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.  He writes that 95% of people give up on a goal fairly quickly (like 1 week or 1 month), just because they thought success would happen more quickly.  Olson wrote, "The truth is, what you do matters.  What you do today matter.  What you do every day matters.  Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them. and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in."

So back to our kids: As they go about their daily tasks of chores at home, school, homework, and extracurricular activities, we encourage them to keep doing the little things that lead toward the goal.  For instance, soccer players practice, run, fitness train WAY MORE than they get to enjoy that moment of scoring a goal.  So while watching those heroes on the field, point out what they went through for that moment of glory.  Then when your child is back to fighting homework time, point out the similarities he's facing in comparison to the hero.
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Agreed! A favorite book- Loving Our Kids On Purpose (Silk), goes right along with this need to teach natural consequences so our kids are overcomers and we send the message that we believe in their ability to figure things out. 
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This young pianist wowed me with his piano skills. Kids all over the country are singing this song. Inspire your kid with his video. Maybe one day your kids want to play instead of watching. Parenting is all about giving them the inspiring environment and definitely parents should enjoy it as well. Let me know how you like it. Happy Parenting!

Disney - Frozen - Let It Go for Advanced Piano Solo!
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Color Sorting and Matching Activities for #Toddlers. Fun and Easy to do!
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This is for all you mom's out there!
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Lol. .. that's a good one
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#parenting  
How many parents spend their time with children.
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Amen
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I thought this was really sweet coming from a guy who is generally rather abrasive. It's important to appreciate the things we have and consider what we are teaching our children. 
 
I pray my kids are as grateful when they are my age. 

"Thank you, because you had six kids, and you stayed home to raise us – to be there for us, to teach us, to mold us, to love us, to discipline us — and that meant less Happy Meals and fancy toys, but more life, more joy, more love." - Matt Walsh
Dear Mom, I always wanted to be an artist. Maybe a poet or a painter or a musician.  I used to be passably skilled with a colored pencil, at least. I know you remember. You have elementary school drawings from all six of your kids still hanging in Continue reading →
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Matt is wise beyond his years. I love reading what he writes. He's a young man of God and not afraid to say so.
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