It takes less than a minute of talking with Katherine Merck ’12 to realize that she shatters nearly every stereotype of a beauty pageant queen — except the stunning good looks one.
I grew up in a home where my mother stressed classics over fads, quality over quantity. She also frequently issued clothing edicts, particularly during my teen years: “Susan, those jeans are inappropriate for church.” Or “We’re going to your cousin’s wedding, Susan, not a saloon — go change into that crepe de chine dress.”
Do modern parenting practices lead to healthy adults?
I’ll never forget my first “Where did I go wrong?” moment as a young mother.
My second child, a daughter, awoke from her nap and came downstairs into the family room where I was folding laundry. I looked up from the stack of towels to greet my sweet 3-year-old but was temporarily rendered speechless.…
Dr. Ken Anderson says symptoms of right-brain atrophy set in early.
“It begins to develop when we’re about 5 or 6 years old, when we’re rewarded largely for knowing things that are scientific or mathematical.” says the nephrology/transplantation surgeon and vice president of Memorial Health System in South Bend. “Those rewards, then, build in filters that make us think more and more like scientists and less and less like well-rounded individuals—so by the time we get to medical school, we’re rewarded for thinking inside…