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Postcard Withdrawal

My favorite Postman is on vacation, so I haven’t had my daily dose of Gawd’s word in nearly a week. Postman said that regular delivery would resume on October 14th (that’s tomorrow!) and I certainly hope it does.

At least he left us with a few interesting things to read and ponder in his absence. As the parent of an eleven-year-old boy, I found this one particularly interesting and wanted to share it with my readers:

Learning From Mistakes Only Works After Age 12, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2008) — Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds and adults. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback (‘Well done!’), whereas negative feedback (‘Got it wrong this time’) scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able to process negative feedback, and use it to learn from their mistakes. Adults do the same, but more efficiently.

Read more at Science Daily


Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Post 100

This is my 100th post!

I thought this might be a good time to consider what I’m doing here. When I started this blog, it was because I had a lot on my mind and nowhere to go with it. I was feeling discouraged with the world and needed a place to vent some of my frustration. The first thing I wrote here was A Little About Me. Here are a few lines from it:

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