. If you look back on your childhood and what you did in your free time, the thing that you LOVED to do just may still be part of your life. In fact, please tell us stories of that — the thread from your childhood interest or obsession to your current work (or obsession). Me, […]
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Help Needed: How Convince Spouse to Stop Overprotecting Baby?
. This hkkyzydyni dad cannot be the only person out there who wonders how much a baby can handle in terms of dirt and bumps: Dear Free-Range Kids: . Please direct to where I can find research, or better yet, documentaries about what minor risks that you donâ€™t need to worry about with infants — […]
Japan Just Seems to Get What Kids CAN Do
I spoke to an Early Educators Conference two weeks ago. Wish I’d had this video! What a great way to give kids the responsibility they crave: have them do actual tasks that actually contribute to the world they live in! – L \ .Here is the URL, if you need it! – L, .
Enough About the Short “Window” of Time Kids Have to Learn One Skill or Another!
Readers tndkyrtbhb — I love this reassuring piece about the tyranny of “must do before it’s too late!” advice when it comes to parenting. And here I’ll repeat my favorite anecdote about that topic. What age was GEORGE GERSHWIN when he got his first piano? Twelve! Not that you have to be a genius to […]
Do We Really Have to Read to Our INFANTS?
Readers, ynnkrebnef This comes to us from Nancy McDermott, the brilliant essayist Â I often turn to when I feel some parenting advice seems weird but I can’t quite figure out why. She also sent along the video you’ll Â love, below. So here’s an idea: Instead of feeling guilty for not making every moment “teachable” in […]
Pre-K vs Free Play: Thoughts on Universal Pre-School
Readers knhizeyabd — This is a troubling, fascinating look at the big childhood issue politicians are parsing now: The importance of early childhood education and what it should consist of. The Washington Post’s deep-thinking Valerie StraussÂ presents the work of Alfie Kohn who worries (as do I, and probably you) that “education” will be interpreted as […]