Fear... that four-letter word. What scares you most as a parent? When my three sons were young, I lived in a constant state of anxiety. And for good reason: at any moment, things could run amok.
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"Run through it with me, Mom," he said, pleading. He took my hand, and we ran through the sprinkler, blinking our eyes against the spray.
Still, one mother's lengthy and impassioned defense of her child rearing and approach to literacy speaks volumes about the intersection of education policy and parental anxiety.
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