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May 11, 2016

With all of the hype about consistency and boundaries, it's easy to forget that our children are people too. All children, even newborns, are, in fact, already people. We are born with personalities, likes/dislikes, uniques needs, things we find comforting/irritating,...

May 2, 2016

Unless you are in the Marines Special Forces or run a Nuclear Power Plant, driving is probably the most dangerous thing you do every day. It's certainly the most dangerous thing I do every day. According to the CDC, 33,804 unintentional deaths were caused by car crashe...

April 6, 2016

 

 As a multilingual mother, I found myself  defending my plan to teach my child multiple languages right from the time he was born to well-meaning, but anxious, friends and family. There is anecdotal evidence out there that teaching a baby to sign or exposing them to m...

August 5, 2015

There has been quite a flurry of debate over educational assessments in general recently. Today I am here to counter the arguments against PARCC, the assessment attached to the Common Core. From what I have seen there are 4 objections: 

 

1. Our kids are over assessed. I...

June 6, 2015

#1: You can put your child to bed, but you cannot make him sleep.

 

#2: You can put your child on the potty, but you cannot make her pee or poop.

 

#3: You can put a tissue to your child's nose, but you cannot make him blow it.

 

#4: You can put good food on your child's pla...

May 18, 2015

I know how you feel. I used to be there. I was the non-parent, child-loving family friend who just wanted to bring or send something fun to my littlest friends. So I KNOW you mean well. Now being on the receiving side of gifts for young children, my perspective has cha...

April 15, 2015

An open letter to “Free Range Parents”:

 

I understand that you feel you have a superior parenting ideology. Most of us do. But what you don’t realize is how your choices affect everybody around you. As members of society, it is not just our job as parents to provide...