The philosopher John Rawls invites us to imagine our lives if tomorrow we were reborn under a veil of ignorance, in other words, knowing nothing about the home or country we come from, nor our parents’ level of education or income. Would you be up for it? Probably not. … [Read more...] about Building the middle class
In collaboration with Sophie Gardiner The forthcoming IDB publication "Panorama sobre desarrollo infantil en America Latina y el Caribe: Un estudio comparativo" (Overview of Early Childhood Development Services in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Study), by María Caridad Araujo, Florencia López-Boo and Juan Manuel Puyana, and two other recent IDB studies on … [Read more...] about Heterogeneous quality of crèches and preschools in Brazil
Last week in New York, I stumbled upon a fantastic exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) called Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000. I definitely recommend visiting the exhibition’s interactive web page. It’s truly worth it, and you don’t even have to travel to NYC or pay admission to MoMA. … [Read more...] about The Century of the Child?
By Daniela Philipp In my last post, I talked about the importance of soft skills, such as optimism, resilience or persistence, to a child’s ability to lead a successful life. These soft skills are not something we’re born with and are unable to change. Instead, these skills are formed by our early experiences throughout our childhood and adolescence. In this post I want to … [Read more...] about Good reasons for extra hugs