As a pediatrician, I have mixed feelings about the verbification of the word "parent." So often, parenting has a negative connotation (helicopter parenting, over-parenting, you get the gist...). We get too involved, we have too much to say, and, though we mean well, we often stand in the way of life's important lessons. But in the case of the spotlight on inflated EpiPen pricing, you go parents. Make some noise! Perhaps we should shift some more of our energy to similar grassroots parenting movements.
KJ Dell'Antonia gets to the heart of motivating kids to use their brains
The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read
My children need to read this summer. They’re in the middle of a long vacation from school, and I want them to enjoy it — but I also want them to be able to pick up their education where they left off when school starts again in...Read More
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This is a great column - a well articulated debate between two parents who also happen to be ridiculously good writers. Sure to make you think.
An interesting look at the debate over heaping praise on our children...
Do Our Kids Get Off Too Easy?
THE conventional wisdom these days is that kids come by everything too easily — stickers, praise, A’s, trophies. It’s outrageous, we’re told, that all kids on the field may get a thanks-for-playing token, in contrast to the good old days, when recognition was reserved for the conquering heroes. Children are said to be indulged and overcelebrated, spared from...Read More
When a good friend writes a great book, and then you post a link to Amazon so that lots of people can buy said friend's book and garner its wisdom, does it really count as a shameless friend plug? You decide...
Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits
After being bombarded by parenting fad after parenting fad, moms and dads finally have a friendly, commonsense guide to raising thriving children. Today, many parents have rejected the dictatorships they resented from their own childhoods. But they overcorrected by turning into child-pleasers. Read More
It's quite something to hear a 12-year old describe how she feels when her dad is more engaged with his cell phone than he is with her. And, frankly, there are moments when this describes my house too. I hereby resolve to create a parental cell phone holding pen - I think I will call it "cell solitary" - where my phone will be exiled between dinner time until the kids are in bed. Wish me luck getting my husband's phone in there too...