Author and analyst Frank Catalano writes about the importance of letting kids tinker, fail, and build. And, of course, of exposing them to Star Trek.

It’s inevitable. New babies are coming into the world. I began to notice this when former colleagues were no longer available for a chat, coffee or Words with Friends. Instead, I heard them use long-forgotten phrases, terms such as “t-ball practice” or “play date.”

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Quick Look: 7 Ways to Raise a Geek Child 23 February,2012MindShift

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