NYC’s Unlikely Defender

Friday, September 6, 2013

I’m so honored to have written the following article about Jimmy Lee, the executive director of Restore NYC, an organization that serves trafficked foreign nationals in New York…

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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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“Gangnam Style”: The Downside to the Hype

Friday, September 21, 2012

Perhaps you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about “Gangnam Style,” the latest YouTube video-gone-viral with more than 220 million views to date. If you are one…

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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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On Three Crazy, Courageous Men

Thursday, October 6, 2011

As the world now knows, yesterday brought news of the passing of iconoclastic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who has been memorialized in countless tweets, blog posts, and Facebook…

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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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An American Success Story?

Monday, March 21, 2011

I spent the weekend in (rainy) Northern California, invited to speak by the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC) on the topic “Beyond Tiger Parenting: How Missional Moms…

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What I Don’t Look for in a Church

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

After I first started having kids, I distinctly remember how important I thought it was for our family to attend a church with a strong children’s ministry. I…

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Scot McKnight Explains “Missional”, Part One

Friday, February 4, 2011

Scot McKnight wears many hats: he is the Karl A. Olsson professor in religious studies at North Park University in Chicago; he is a popular and award-winning author, with…

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