Eat, Play, Sleep

Eat, Play, Sleep

In a recent Australian study, four in ten mothers describe dinner as an “unpleasant experience,” with the meal usually ending in an argument. At the same time, 76 percent agree that sit-down meals strengthen the family’s communication (and possibly its vocal chords), according to a recent survey of more than 16,000 mothers nationwide. Contradiction? Not necessarily. 

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Max Ventilla of AltSchool is Taking Tech—and More—to the Classroom

Max Ventilla of AltSchool is Taking Tech—and More—to the Classroom

“It’s insane,” says Max Ventilla, founder of AltSchool in San Francisco. “There’s this notion that the preschool you apply to is a feeder for the elementary school, which is a feeder for the high school, which is a feeder for college, and that if you don’t choose right from the beginning, your kid is going to be a drop-out and have no job prospects.” Insanity notwithstanding, that mindset was strong enough to set Ventilla to thinking strongly about the future of his daughter, Sabine’s, education, and how he might alter its course.

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