Posts Tagged ‘teens’

Confusing Idiocy with Accomplishment (and Privilege with Appeal)

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Everyday examples of fame-for-stupidity send the message that kids and teens needn’t worry about genuine achievement.


I know a mom who makes her four-year-old twins dance and sing along to PlayStation SingStar every day, seven days a week.
She coaches and stands guard until their session is over; no one is allowed to leave or engage in another activity.Her latest husband is even worse, prodding the twins to explain why Willow Smith is their hero. Just glimpsing these kids being paraded around in wigs and heels is about all my brain can process without punching someone. (more…)