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
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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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