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Marriage, Hurt Egos and Good Intentions

Marriage, Hurt Egos and Good Intentions

01.15.2015
I was seething. The layers of resentment that hover on a daily basis, waiting for a weak moment, leapt at me. Laundry, lunches, cat litter,...
From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

01.14.2015
How did they do it? How did an island nation of five million people become one of the elite education systems on the planet? What is their...
11 Ways Children Are Like Politicians

11 Ways Children Are Like Politicians

01.14.2015
They can filibuster like nobody's business. My son has literally been talking about "Rescue Bots" for 25 minutes straight. Make that 26....
'Dad, Am I Pretty?'

'Dad, Am I Pretty?'

01.13.2015
You are pretty because you are alive. You are pretty because you are curious. You are pretty because you take the good parts of the world,...
Embrace the Silliness

Embrace the Silliness

01.12.2015
"Bam, Bam, Bam, I am spinning a web on you." This is a constant daily occurrence in our house. Since going to his first year of preschool,...
My Daughter's Heaven

My Daughter's Heaven

01.12.2015
She loves the bright sun and the way it feels on her skin. She adores the feel of the breeze on her face. She takes joy in slowly moving...
The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

01. 9.2015
This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have...
A Letter To My Future Self

A Letter To My Future Self

01. 8.2015
All my questions will be answered in due time. So, I'm writing not in search of answers for myself. I'm writing to help you remember.
Inspire Healthy Self Esteem in Your Children in 2015 By Moving Away From Shame-Based Parenting

Inspire Healthy Self Esteem in Your Children in 2015 By Moving Away From Shame-Based Parenting

01. 8.2015
Parents who use shame to discipline may feel the job is getting done, and maybe, on a behavioral level, there is a change but the effects...
Listen When They Cry Wolf

Listen When They Cry Wolf

01. 8.2015
Now, as a mother, as the dinosaurs lurk, as there are trips and spills and bumped knees and bruises, I find myself trying to fill even...
To Grandmother's House We (Eventually) Go

To Grandmother's House We (Eventually) Go

01. 8.2015
Two days after Christmas, my wife, Lauren, and I did something we never do: We packed up the car during the holidays and hit the road....
15 Things That Need to End in 2015

15 Things That Need to End in 2015

01. 8.2015
We all talk about how much we want to change in the new year, but things usually end up pretty much the same as in years past. But there...
Dear Father Who Shook His Baby

Dear Father Who Shook His Baby

01. 8.2015
Why did you do it? I know your son was probably crying and crying and crying, because that's just what babies do at this age. Why didn't...
5 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

5 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

01. 8.2015
When we have children, we know that we'll be parents for life, but what we don't realize is that you're on call 24/7 and that never ends....