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Amy Ettinger

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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).


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