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The Power of Human Imperfection: A Good Use of the First Day of School

Imperfections are such wonderful learning opportunities. Last week Meryl, anxious that her twelve-year-old daughter (we’ll call her Allison) still hadn’t done her summer reading, lost her temper one morning at breakfast and said in a voice twice its normal size: … Continue reading

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How to Get Our Children Reading

Yesterday, my wonderful daughter, the professor, sent me the following article in CNN Opinion by James Patterson that nails the issue of learning to read, and I heartily recommend it: “How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader.” Please … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Your Child to Love Learning?

Well, it’s a trick question. Your child automatically does love learning. The question really is, “How do we get him to love to learn what we want him to learn?” It should be the job school to get kids to love school work, … Continue reading

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An Educational Summer

There is not much disagreement that reading to your children for at least 20 minutes a day is a very good thing–and that’s good. A quick scan of a google search for “read to your children” will give you a … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Will bribery get my child to read? One day the mother of a third grader asked: “How do you feel about bribery?” “What’s the situation?” I replied. “My daughter is reading already. In fact she loves to read, but she … Continue reading

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