There were two great articles floating around the internet this week about children.
First Lisa Bloom's article on the Huffington Post about how to talk to little girls - mainly by not talking about their image - made its way through Facebook statuses. Then I was perusing CNN and came across LZ Granderson's article about raising his son to be a nerd. I recommend reading both. I like the second article a little better - mostly because it has my POV when it comes to parents taking interest in their kids' education. Please be your child's cheerleader for their academic accomplishments!
On a personal note: being a nerd doesn't have to hurt your social life. As my (somewhat jealous but more socially popular) sisters teased when I was growing up, "You're popular among the nerds." Thanks sisters; I have the best friends! It really is cool to use your brain!