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Why I'm Raising My Daughter to Be a 'Slacker'

(20) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 10:10 AM

I received a New Year's card from a former colleague who wrote about her three- year-old daughter learning to spell and speak French in Montessori. "Her second semester of ballet classes ended with a spectacular solo performance."

Reading her mass-emailed status update filled me with envy, followed by annoyance and...

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Waiting (Not So) Patiently For My Daughter To Speak

(325) Comments | Posted April 14, 2012 | 1:21 PM

September 2011

My daughter, who is two and a half, sits with the other preschoolers as they perform a version of "If you're happy and you know it." She doesn't clap, or stomp her feet or sing along (even though she knows every word of the song by heart).

Later,...

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