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Hothousing is a controversial form of education for children, involving intense study of a topic in order to stimulate the child's mind. Advocates of the practice claim that it is essential for the brightest to flourish intellectually, while critics claim that it does more harm than good and can lead a child to abandon the area studied under such a scheme later in life.
Famous people who underwent hothousing
- Charles S. Peirce
- Sufiah Yusof
- Gordon Brown
- John Stuart Mill
- Aubrey de Grey
- Val McDermid
- Ruth Lawrence
- Ben Macintyre (19 May 2007). "‘Cruel’ experiment that left its mark on a very precocious boy". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- Tom Templeton (16 September 2007). "Holding back the years". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- of Israel staff, Times (July 30, 2016). "UK math prodigy who graduated Oxford at 13 is now Orthodox mom of 4 in J'lem". The Times of Israel. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
- Hothousing Young Children: Implications for Early Childhood Policy and Practice by Tynette W. Hills, published by ERIC Educational Reports - article urging parents to be cautious about hothousing
- Child prodigies 'damaged for life by hothousing' - article by Judith Judd from Independent (London)
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