Now that summer vacation has started in my house, my kids have the expectation that they will be able to … More
One of the gifts of working with kids and families is that I get to learn from other parents’ experiences. … More
For some people I know, summer vacation has already begun. For others, it won’t begin for a few weeks. I … More
Sometimes when I meet a new potential student at my taekwondo studio, the parent will introduce their child as a … More
Yesterday, I listened to a great episode of the podcast, Freakanomics called “The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting.” In this week’s … More
Make things accessible It’s hard for kids to do things for themselves that they can’t get to or reach. Sinks, … More
I’ve seen a couple of articles floating around the internet about homework over the last few weeks. This is not … More
After thinking a bit about math yesterday and the ideas in Dan Finkel’s Ted Talk, I was struck by one … More
I love my children desperately, but I find that they are stark mirrors of the self. If I have an illusion about myself: the way I talk, the way I speak, the way I stand, the way I treat people – I have to look no further than my children to see if what I think is happening is real.
When my daughter, Naomi, was born. I was very concerned about vaccines. I had gotten all my shots as a child and nothing bad happened to me, but had they changed since I was a kid? Friends encouraged me to “do my own research.” But I was really busy, and I felt like if any of the risk of side effects from vaccines were real that was too much risk for *my* child, and I delayed getting her vaccinated.