Posts Tagged: babble
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Truly Terrible Twos

"What's the difference between a toddler and a psychopath? Apparently, not too much. In 1980 Robert Hare, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, developed a 16-point checklist for determining whether a person was technically a psychopath. After taking a look at this list, and taking a look at the daily behavior of my two toddler girls, I can only conclude one thing: a psychopath is just really a person who has never grown out of the toddler stage." —Rhiana Maidenberg takes us point by point through the list and wow, she is onto something. Take, for the easiest example, #1: "Superficial charm & [...]

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Why? Because I Said So. But, Why? Because I Said So!

"DON'T assume that repeating directions increases their likelihood of being followed. More importantly, DO NOT assume that repeating directions increases their likelihood of being followed." —Mira Jacob knows 15 ways not to raise a toddler.