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Posted 4/30/16
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/05/05/09/44/bedtime-reading-could-disadvantage-other-children-academic-says


British academic Adam Swift told ABC presenter Joe Gelonesi the benefits of the time-honoured custom were greater than a private school education.

“Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t — the difference in their life chances — is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,” Mr Swift said.

According to Mr Swift, the “devilish twist” was whether bedtime stories should be restricted.

Ultimately the net good of bedtime reading in promoting strong family bonds outweighed any other downsides, Mr Swift said.

“You have to allow parents to engage in bedtime stories activities, in fact we encourage them because those are the kinds of interactions between parents and children that do indeed foster and produce these (desired) familial relationship goods.”

But parents should be mindful of the advantage provided by bedtime reading, he said.

“I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” he said.


Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/05/05/09/44/bedtime-reading-could-disadvantage-other-children-academic-says#dE7SdbI6xTZf4qvd.99


Posted 4/30/16 , edited 4/30/16
This really opened my eyes. Ban reading. Ban books in general from every household. There are people who can't afford books, the ones who can shouldn't be allowed to buy them. While we're at it, make the people who can't afford it also get more money so they can be on the same level as those who can afford books. What about educational games? We should ban those too. No kid of mine is gonna go to school with some fancy kid that can do things like read and spell!

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Posted 4/30/16
What the heaven did I just witness? Yes let's ban good parenting.
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Posted 4/30/16
this article feels like an April Fools joke, except it isn't.


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Posted 4/30/16 , edited 4/30/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

this article feels like an April Fools joke, except it isn't.


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God_Almighty wrote:


I wish it was an april fools joke. It's so fucking stupid that it will literally kill peoples brain cells.

I almost wonder if someone is trying to dumb down America with these people to ruin the country.
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Posted 4/30/16
Looks like clickbait considering it seems the original stuff it was referencing was in support of reading and being good parents.
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Posted 5/1/16
LMAO
Okay whatever
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Posted 5/1/16
Please tell me that news site is some sort of Australian analogue to "The Onion". Like, how does that sort of thought even occur to anybody? Why is that a thought an actual human being would have?
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Posted 5/1/16
Did I seriously just read "We shouldn't read to our children because it makes our children's lives better than that of others?"


"My life sucks so yours should too!" basically?
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Posted 5/1/16
I'm disadvantaging starving people of the world by eating
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Posted 5/1/16
“I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally"


WTF is he even on about? Who even thinks that way?

(I) better prepare (my child) so.. (I) have disadvantaged (your child)

The only person who gave a disadvantage to a child in that scenario is
the other parent of the child being "disadvantaged"


So much for institutionalized education... Academic indeed...
Posted 5/1/16
One of the dumbest shit I've ever read
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Posted 5/1/16
You heard it right here folks, stop reading bedtime stories. It puts me at an disadvantage since I never got to experience that!

Kinda funny how Mr Swift managed to turn the article from "oh, this study sounds interesting" to "what kind of idiot just did this research" with a single sentence. Bravo, mister!
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Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/1/16

Rujikin wrote:

I almost wonder if someone is trying to dumb down America with these people to ruin the country.


Just wait until they start running the country - oh hai, Bernie!

Posted 5/1/16 , edited 5/1/16

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Rujikin wrote:

I almost wonder if someone is trying to dumb down America with these people to ruin the country.


Just wait until they start running the country - oh hai, Bernie!



Thank the lord we have Trump. >.>
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