What’s Wrong With Gifted Education For Our Kids?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

While having dinner with a family who lives in Manhattan, the parents told me about their daughter’s saga of testing for kindergarten admission into New York’s notoriously selective…

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Success for Our Kids…At What Cost?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We recently hosted friends from New York City for dinner, who came with their two young daughters in tow. The elder, a precocious four-year-old who can easily speak…

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Prone to Overparenting?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our family had reached a breaking point: my eldest son was in first grade and was tired all the time from a combination of school, music, sports, church,…

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Why “Safe” Can Be Dangerous

Friday, June 24, 2011

Safety. We parents crave it for our children and our families; we search for neighborhoods that are considered “safe,” we try to keep our children away from dangerous…

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A Tale of Two Failures…

Friday, January 21, 2011

I’m a little late to the party, but this is the first of two separate posts I’ve written about the whole “Tiger Mom”controversy: I was in a celebratory mood….

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The Death of the Picture Book?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I read an article in the New York Times today that stopped me dead in my tracks. No pun intended, speaking of the title of this post. The article was…

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The Perils of Being the Perfect Student

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When I was in college, I knew of a handful of professors whose very names could make you quake in your shoes. One of these professors, Mark Taylor,…

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