You & Your Family
We know who matters most—so we’ve compiled a list of topics for you and those very important people in your life.
March 15, 2018
The fact that March is National Nutrition Month makes me think of rats.
To be more specific, I keep thinking of two particular rats that lived in my first-grade classroom.View More...
March 7, 2018
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February 24, 2018
When I was a ninth grader in 1964, I was suspended from school for selling peace buttons for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
I was a tad anxious about how my mom would react, but when I came home that morning, she was beaming.View More...
February 20, 2018
Brenda was a typical sixth grader in every way but one: she faced incredible difficulty in math class. She was a very good reader and writer, and in fact a very good student in every way – except when she entered Mr. Barnard’s classroom.View More...
February 14, 2018
Some degree of shyness is normal and common in all children. For most, it’s a healthy cautiousness in reaction to a novel social encounter.
Here’s an example:
At a neighborhood barbeque, 4-year-old Tommy wouldn’t show his face, and buried his head in his mom’s skirt behind her. Mom gently encouraged him.View More...
February 6, 2018
I was a precocious child, looking back. I read voraciously, and was curious about everything: such as what made people do what they do, and how mechanical things were put together and actually worked. And I loved my friends who came from very different backgrounds.View More...
February 2, 2018
I call my mom once or twice a week to check in. When I called her yesterday, she took a second or two longer to speak than usual. Then, when she did speak, she sounded pretty awful.
“Welcome,” she whispered,
“To the house,”
“Of pesti—<cough>—lence.View More...
January 29, 2018
The beginning of 2018 is now in our rear-view mirror and if you’re like most people, you’ve likely already broken your New Year’s Resolution. In fact, less than half of people who make New Year’s resolutions stick with them much past June.View More...
January 26, 2018
Things might seem kind of awful lately.
Every news headline, from every corner of American ideology, feels pretty depressing. We are subjected to nihilistic rants or apocalyptic predictions. When do we smile? When our late-night talk-show hosts use our negativity for comedic material. I’ll admit it.View More...