News Flash: Effort = Success!

Gosh… Effort = success? Who woulda thunk it? Crazy talk: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids: Growing Pains Many people assume that superior intelligence or ability is a key to success. But more than three decades of research shows that an overemphasis on intellect or talent—and the implication that such traits are innate and fixed—leaves […]

Sign of the Apocalypse: Child Pilloried for Halloween Drawing

Give me a fricking break: When Pooler fifth-grader Jordan Hood drew a bloody vampire in art class, it scared a teacher so much she reported him to the principal and campus police.  Homeroom teacher Melissa Pevey said drops of blood dripping down the vampire’s face looked a lot like gang-related teardrop tattoos. And she said […]