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  • 10/31/2014 Poet, Parent, Writer: A Profile of Varda Meyers Epstein Ursula K. Le Guin, an award-winning novelist and self-professed introvert once wrote, “Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We have been taught to be ashamed of not being ‘outgoing’. But a writer’s job is ingoing.” It’s […] more>
  • 10/29/2014 Is Baby Furniture Ever Really Safe? Is baby furniture ever really safe? That was the thought that came to mind when I watched this humorous clip: I couldn’t help but remember the way my eldest daughter chewed tooth marks into the wood of her crib as she teethed in a furious frenzy. I remember thinking that the wood and whatever it […] more>
  • 10/27/2014 Bullying Or Just Teasing? “Bullying or just teasing?” It’s what you ask yourself when your child comes home with a tale of woe, her face streaked with tears, her dress torn, shoes scuffed. But when you try to get a clear picture of what exactly happened, the story she tells between sniffs, snobs, and shaking shoulders just doesn’t add […] more>
  • 10/24/2014 Parenting and B.F. Skinner: It All Boils Down to Operant Conditioning Do you remember the Youtube video that went viral about the three dogs that learned how to drive a Mini-Cooper? In case you don’t, I’ve included the clip to remind and entertain you. In the video, three dogs rescued by the SPCA in New Zealand are trained by professional animal trainers to drive a mini-Cooper. […] more>
  • 10/22/2014 Pride and Its Flip Side: Teaching Children About Pride Pride goeth before a fall (Proverbs 16:18) is a phrase we’ve all heard before and most of us understand what it means. People shouldn’t get all puffed up and full of themselves. No one likes a braggart and besides, in the end, a person with extreme hubris is likely to come back down to earth […] more>
  • 10/20/2014 The Book With No Pictures: A Reader’s Power The Book With No Pictures is an intriguing name and concept for a children’s book. Or at least it seemed that way to me at first when an article on the subject caught my eye. The idea was novel and the kids certainly responded positively. Still, something nagged at me as I watched a clip […] more>
  • 10/13/2014 Why Your Kids Should MOOC   MOOC. It’s an absurd little word that sounds like the mating call of a moose. In truth, it’s an acronym for an online educational resource that’s trending in universities and becoming a valuable educational tool for students of all ages. It’s also a tool you might consider utilizing as a parent, especially if your […] more>
  • 10/12/2014 Cutest Baby Videos: You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll MARVEL Cutest baby videos. Every time you see that claim, you just know it’s hyperbole. But you can’t help it: you gotta watch them anyway. Because you love babies more than just about anything in the world. We do, too. For instance, these two little fellers who crack each other up. Twins are so awesome. I […] more>
  • 10/8/2014 Microwave Baked Apples: The Autumn Comfort food Another school day has ended and coming home, there’s a chill in the air. The ground is littered with leaves that crunch underfoot and there’s this feeling of something coming to an end.  That’s because it’s the end of summer with all its freedoms and the bittersweet beginning of the new school year. Instead of […] more>
  • 10/5/2014 Maternal Instinct: Moms Just Know What To Do Maternal instinct: psychologists can argue it out ‘til the cows come home. They can believe it exists or prove it doesn’t. But moms know the truth. And we know what to do. Moms know when a child is sick before there are visible symptoms. And when there is fever? Moms can come within a hair’s […] more>