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Laura Fitzgerald Cooper
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Laura Fitzgerald Cooper lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and three young sons. A graduate of the Yale Law School and Hollins College, she was a professor of public constitutional law at Washington and Lee University before retiring to spend time with her boys. She writes the blog "Homer on the Homefront" at Learn With Homer, a literacy app for young readers, and also the blog No Real Plot. Visit her at Learnwithhomer.tumblr.com and norealplot.com.

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Build Confidence in Kids? Ditch the Manual

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Here in the House of Sons, we have our standards.

You can't, for example, use your brother's toothbrush without first rinsing off his toothpaste spit. You can't eat a large hunk of steak with your fingers (unless it's bone-in). You can't wear the same school trousers for...

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Bossy's Days Are Numbered

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 3:13 PM

Sheryl Sandberg and Beyoncé recently launched a campaign to ban calling little girls "bossy." OK, so I guess I must confess: I call my young boys, repeat BOYS, "bossy" all the time, and not in a good way.

I call them "bossy" when they insist on having their way about...

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