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November 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Parents trying to rear "superbabies" may instead create a generation of early burnouts, a panel of experts said Friday, warning that force-feeding academics to preschoolers may retard their intellectual, social and physical development. "Twenty years ago, people thought that precocity was bad . . . the feeling was 'early ripe, early rot,' " said child psychologist David Elkind, president of the National Assn. for the Education of Young Children.
June 9, 1987 | From Reuters
Nancy Reagan talked today about the 1981 assassination attempt against her husband with the widow of Sweden's slain Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was never invited to the White House. "I offered her my personal condolences," Mrs. Reagan told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with Lisbet Palme at the office of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson. The Palmes were walking home unguarded through central Stockholm on Feb.
January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
In mystery circles, Maxine O'Callaghan is best known for her Santa Ana-based female private eye, Delilah West. But there's a new character in the Mission Viejo author's life. She's Anne Menlo, a Phoenix child psychologist who works as a police consultant on crimes involving children. In "Only in the Ashes" (Jove Books; $5.99), Menlo is hired by the distraught mother of a 6-year-old girl who died in a house fire.
The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring will received a $300,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Proposition 10 Commission to expand education programs for parents and child-care professionals. Proposition 10, approved by state voters in 1998, levies a 50-cent tax on cigarettes to be used for early childhood development programs. "The new grant enables us to bring the best parenting education programs and materials into child-care and family day-care centers," said Kerby T.
November 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
The FBI joined a police search Tuesday for a child psychologist suspected of killing his 25-year-old girlfriend in his suburban townhouse, then abandoning their 18-month-old son in an industrial area 90 miles away. Folsom police said there was a history of domestic violence between James Dewayne Nivette, 54, and Gina Barnett, whose bullet-ridden body was found at Nivette's home in a quiet, wooded cul-de-sac about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.
July 24, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
"I do it for me I have the right to say no I live for now Life is not a movie . " --Rebecca Schaeffer Untitled Poem, July, 1989 Slain actress Rebecca Schaeffer was eulogized here Sunday as "a precious gift--a gift that was snatched back, but one that will give us extraordinary memories." Rabbi Joshua Stampfer told the 200 mourners at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery's small chapel that Schaeffer "brought in her short life more joy to more people than most of us achieve in a lifetime."
February 5, 2009 | Kim Murphy
It was shortly after 7 in the morning when police spotted the man on a bicycle, a smear of blood around his mouth and more dribbling from cuts on his forearms. But he had an explanation. An ex-girlfriend "turned me on to vampirism," he told the officers, but he was ready to put all that behind him. Was there somewhere he could find a priest?
December 16, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
More and more skiers and snowboarders are wearing helmets these days, and helmet requirements for minors taking lessons are on the rise at mountain resorts throughout the West . Do you have an opinion on helmets? Let us know by participating in a poll (at left) and adding your views to the comments section at the end of this post. [ Updated at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 . The poll results are in! Click here to find them.] As the new ski season gets underway, here's a look at  the helmet debate and what to expect on the slopes: Resort policies: In Park City , Utah, officials now require that if you’re younger than 18 and taking a class through the Ski & Snowboard School, you must wear a helmet.
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