Tag Archives: Self-esteem

Mother’s Day Follow-up

After the dinner and the pie and the hugs and smiles, Mother’s Day reminded me of something important: “chocolate chip cookies and a comfy bed.” Please follow and like us:

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Our Culture Creates the Behavior We Hate

In school, being a successful person and having good social skills are completely different categories. The former is what report cards report, and the latter may sometimes also be reported—in a comment, perhaps, or in a “Social-emotional” section at the … 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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The Failure of Asocial Learning

Our tour of the Decatur Summer Camps ended at the Thomas Jefferson School Building in a classroom of twelve students who had “failed” seventh grade. They stood in teams of three at tables displaying complex paper roller coasters that rose … Continue reading

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Stories of Resilience, Perseverance and Courage

Story about a boy whose chances of survival were very low in grade school, but who is still around to talk about it and to show us what courage can look like. Please follow and like us:

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