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Why You Can’t Have “Family Values” Without Valuing Fathers

Why You Can’t Have “Family Values” Without Valuing Fathers When my wife was pregnant and I realized I would need to be home, I discovered that Time Warner had this strange policy under which anyone could get ten paid weeks, unless you were a man who impregnated the mother of a child. I went, in […]

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Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read according to one Stanford colleague, and a leading voice in the effort to translate into the classroom ideas like hers that self-control and grit, more than talent and IQ, may hold the keys to a better life. This leads me to wonder, […]

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Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be restless, impulsive, inattentive and difficult to handle. Many are treated with drugs, but a new study suggests that food may be the key. The study’s author says a very restrictive diet can significantly reduce symptoms. From Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs : NPR

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What “Star Wars” can teach my son about life

Classic films from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren’t just holiday staples, they’re lessons on modern America From What “Star Wars” can teach my son about life A must read for dads.

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What “Star Wars” can teach my son about life

Classic films from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren’t just holiday staples, they’re lessons on modern America From What “Star Wars” can teach my son about life A must read for dads.

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Joyless parents: You’re doing it wrong

Somewhere along the line, having a baby has stopped being an inevitable part of the life cycle and started to be one of those things-to-do-before-you-die, like climbing Machu Picchu or running a marathon. Basic aspects of the mothering experience, like labor and breast-feeding, took on a spiritual significance. Now, as we prepare to make the […]

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Dinosaur Piggyback ride

Dinosaur Piggyback ride, originally uploaded by karmakazesal. In our home, dinosaurs ride trains, cars and airplanes. They eat pocky. And they give each other piggyback rides. It is a magical place.