Pilot helps solo student flier land safely after the wheel falls off her aircraft mid-flight


4-year-old’s emotional intelligence is off the charts and people are giving kudos to his mom

Some kids can wow us with their abilities, from being precocious philosophers to musical prodigies. Whether a child’s extraordinary talents are due to “nature” or “nurture” is always a big question mark, but there’s no question that some kids stand out among their peers for the things they can do.

Sometimes they even stand out from grownups. Take young Aldie, for example, whose ability to articulate his feelings exceeds many adults. When you find out he’s barely 4 years old, hearing him calmly talk about his emotions and good choices is all the more remarkable.

Aldie’s mom, Jonisa Padernos, tells Upworthy that she’s felt he was “really special” since he started talking in full sentences at 20 months. “Believe it or not, he had no major tantrums in his toddler years because he was always able to express [himself] with his words,” she says.

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‘Abbott Elementary’ star Quinta Brunson calls for teachers to be paid more in SNL opening monologue

Despite being responsible for shaping their students’ futures, teachers are often underpaid, leading to demotivation and job dissatisfaction. This problem not only affects the teachers but also has a negative impact on the education system as a whole. It can result in a shortage of qualified teachers, a lack of motivation among existing teachers and difficulty attracting and retaining talented individuals in the teaching profession.

This issue was specifically highlighted during the pandemic lockdowns, when teachers were forced to take online classes with reduced pay. “Abbott Elementary” star Quinta Brunson highlighted this issue and called for teachers to be paid more while hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) on April 1, reported PEOPLE.

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This is the parenting style that’s best for your child’s mental health according to new study

There’s a long-running debate among parents over the proper way to discipline a child. Some favor the “spare the rod, spoil the child” philosophy. In contrast, others believe being warm and empathetic is the best approach to discipline. So who’s right?

A new study from Cambridge University conducted on 7,507 children in Ireland from 9 months to 9 years old looked at which style is better for a child’s mental health.

For the study, researchers compared three parenting styles: “hostile,” in which parents are overbearing, protective, and use physical discipline; “consistent” parenting, where expectations, rules, and discipline are predictable; and “warm” parenting, which emphasizes affection and being empathetic to a child’s needs.

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Pilot helps solo student flier land safely after the wheel falls off her aircraft mid-flight

“We’re gonna be fine, kiddo.”

These were the words used to bring rookie pilot Taylor Hash back down to safety after a harrowing flight gone wrong.

The 21-year-old had taken off in a small, two-seat, single-engine Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft after it passed a pre-flight inspection. From what Hash could tell, this would be a routine training flight like any other.

As she told FOX 2 News, “I got in the plane, started the engine up, called on the radio and asked for clearance to taxi to the runway. Everything was perfectly fine.”

Luckily for Hash, another pilot had his eyes to the sky, and was able to see that everything was definitely not fine.

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Chris Pine makes a compelling argument for kids to play Dungeons & Dragons in schools

Chris Pine plays the lead role in the film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” but until recently, he had never played D&D himself. Now that he’s experienced the magic of the nearly 50-year-old roleplay game, he believes it should be played in schools.

Pine told Slash Film that his nephew has been playing D&D with a group of friends for six years, and he’s the one who introduced the game to his famous uncle and a few other family members, including Pine’s parents, who are 82 and 76.

“Within 15 minutes, we were having the time of our lives and we didn’t have to know anything,” he said. It was “immediately accessible,” he said, especially in a family of actors, since the roleplaying game is essentially improv acting.

“It’s, ‘Here’s what’s happening. This is what you have. This is your obstacle. Now go,'” he said.

But it’s the soft skills that the game encourages that left Pine feeling like the game should be played in schools.

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