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Management Kills Education

I love No Child Left Behind. In May of 2002 I visited our local public school, hung out on the playground and just generally lurked. As the kids were waiting to go home at the end of the day, I … Continue reading

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The Secret of Raising Responsible Kids (Hint: Don’t Make it Easy.).

My daughter and I take turns behind the wheel driving south through Virginia on I-81 with my 10-year-old granddaughter in the back. Riding shotgun, Brooke calls home to tell her 13-year-old daughter and husband that we will be arriving tomorrow … Continue reading

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Overparenting? Why Do Grownups Have to Take Over?

  Why Do Grownups Have to Take Over Everything? Reading parenting talk from “experts” online, it seems parents are either over-involved or under-involved, either over-protecting or neglectful, tiger parenting or laissez-faire liberals. American “parenting” is either too “slow” or too … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Adult Authority. What is Authority? Where is Love?

On Shaming in Sports In her article, “Shame on Rutgers–Shame on Us,” which came out in Psychology Today today, Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchel points to the evils of shaming in sports. She highlights the righteous indignation of Governor Chris Christie who asks, “What parent would … Continue reading

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Stop Parenting and Be a Parent Part 2

Build a relationship and create a collaborative family When did “parent” become a verb? Somehow I missed the moment. Everyone seems to be telling parents how to parent as if it were an unnatural act. That might be okay, except … Continue reading

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